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Is it possible to use Twitter's advanced search function (or something else) to find people that tweet about a certain topic regularly, or that match a certain criteria?

For example, I'm looking for people who play soccer-baseball (also known as kickball) in my area and have a lot of followers (lets say over 5000).

The only thing I can think of is to perform an advanced twitter search, and then "study" the search results for profiles that meet my criteria.

Is there a better way?

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You can try the "who to follow" feature in Twitter, which enables you to search by name or topic. http://twitter.com/#!/who_to_follow/search/kickball

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Twellow allows you do this via the following query,
http://twellow.com/search/?q=kickball
Though you are not able to filter by the followers count.

Wefollow instead allows you to sort by most followers,
http://wefollow.com/twitter/kickball
You are not able to filter by location.

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