Searching for tweets about travel, or users with travel in their name on their profile, was easy enough; especially once I added the search to the TravelNotes Toolbar.
Searching for 'a term used in tweets' or 'name on user profiles' are two separate processes and meant going to different pages on Twitter to perform the search.
As a power user, I can now highlight a word on the page, and quickly switch the toolbar search - to get to my destination faster.
Why The TravelTweet Directory
I'm sure there are already plenty of blog posts and lists around devoted to certain Twitter interests and 'top people' to follow; even software and websites specifically set up to try and help you choose who to follow - mostly based on 'popularity': MrTweet, Twitterholic, and Twitter Grader, for example.
If you just want to follow people that thousands of other people follow, it's easy enough to do (by following the 'followers'); but I didn't really see anything helpful that looked at travel and sorted the Twitter users into meaningful categories; to assist those looking for the 'right people' for them!
That's why I decided to try and make some of the travel twitter listings more meaningful, by sorting the Travel Companies and Travel Tweeters - by category.
The list is by no means complete; but as I continue adding to the TravelTweet Directory, I hope you find it useful.
Travel Companies on Twitter
Travel Companies are sorted according to the field they work in, to make it easier to find them.
As well as a direct link to their Twitter page, there's an @Link; where you can automatically tweet them (if you have a Twitter account and are logged-in).
Travel Tweeters are individuals, listed by location.
Hopefully, if you need travel advice about a certain location, they'll answer your call for help.
You can tweet them by clicking on their photo or go to their profile by clicking on the link.
Getting Listed on the TravelTweet Directory
To stand a chance of being listed, the travel tweeters will need to have a photo on their profile, along with name, location and bio revealed.
After all, it helps to know who's doing the twittering; from where.
Listings are not subject to a TravelTweet following in any way (although you might get listed quicker if you do follow me), nor is having a Twitter presence a guarantee of a listing.
It's what you're doing with your Twitter account and your twittering coverage related to travel in general (or your location) that counts.
You can Send a Tweet to me on Twitter, whether you're following me or not; but you will need a Twitter account.
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