I got a question from @doctorwallin on Twitter. She asks:
“Thx for all your info. Do you know if there’s a way to get keyword news alerts via twitter, similar to google alerts by email?”
PEK Interactive notes another option in this article, while Mashable notes a slightly expanded way to monitor various types of replies and mentions on Twitter.
You can do a Twitter search at http://search.twitter.com/advanced (that’s the advanced page that gives you all the search options.) Once you’ve run a search, you’ll notice on the results page that you can get an RSS feed of your search results.
In January 2009 I wrote an article on effective information trapping with Twitter. Maybe it’ll be useful.
Thanks for the question! I hope this helps.
I have no idea if I’m going to do this regularly but it was easier to answer the question in an article than a 140-character tweet.