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When sourcing from Twitter, use the word 'following' in your string as every Twitter profile has the word 'following' on it so you will get mostly profiles/bios in your results:

In Google for example, here's a sample string: following "java developer" "location * ca" -job -recruiter

Just change the titles/skills to suit what you are searching for!

Have fun!


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Gary, I am good at X-Raying Twitter and finding profiles, but I must admit, I don't use Twitter for much else (my linkedin automatically posts my update to my twitter). Is there an easy way to contact candidate directly on Twitter or do I have to follow them and wait for them to follow me so I can direct message them?

Yes - you can follow them then DM them (Direct Message) them-


You can also look them up on LI or on or Google them or look them up on many look-up sites-

Thanks Gary! I use LI or pipl on a daily basis for researching candidates (which sometimes feels like I'm stalking them out with all the info available on the web... kinda scary, lol). I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing an easy/obvious way on Twitter since I technology is ever changing!

BTW, are you going to SourceCon next week?



We can also try using intitle:"on twitter" in the string in place of following....

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