I use Seesmic to manage both Twitter and Facebook most of the time, but I still go back to Twitter every so often to use my saved searches. I am a creature of habit and the saved Twitter search is one of those habits for me. A saved search gives you an easy way to revisit the current results for a search that remains relevant to you.
Creating a search is pretty straight forward. Just enter your search criteria and then click search. Once your results are displayed, you will see a button for saving your search in the top right part of the search window.
But there are ways to make your search more specific. I use a few basic search operators to limit my search results like [-rt], [filter:], [to:] and [from:].
These operators can be used with a search term to produce results that are even more refined than just searching for the keyword alone.
For example, searching for posts about “social media” and removing retweets and limiting results to just those with links would look like this: “social media” -rt filter:links
What operators do you use to further refine your search results?