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I know it is possible to subscribe to keywords searches by saving them within Twitter's app as a saved search. There doesn't seem to be a way to get notified by email of these searches nor scope the searches to my followers or followees, e.g. An RSS feed or daily email

If this isn't possible, us there any service that would alert me when a follower or followee mentions a keyword? I realise there are services like monitter and twinitor which monitor keywords, but none on the basis of an individual account.

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@phwd will you be closing questions on Google Alerts too? webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/6391/… Arguably you could close questions on Blogger and WordPress since they can be used to generate RSS feeds which could be read by non-web-clients. Like my question asked for here, those too are fundamentally management services after all. –  mahemoff Aug 28 '12 at 13:25
There is nothing wrong with alerts. Please note the following in the FAQ: "Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here: App recommendations unless prior research is shown" –  phwd Aug 28 '12 at 14:43
Thanks, "off-topic" is a really misleading way to say "explain your prior research", but thanks for clarifying it. –  mahemoff Aug 29 '12 at 10:51
Updated to show prior research. –  mahemoff Aug 30 '12 at 23:49

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I am not affiliated with, but recommend IFTTT which lets you set monitors for keywords and alert you in a number of ways—email is one of them.

I think there's another site which aggregates use of a keyword into a list/email - although I believe that only works for keyword history (not real-time alerting).

If you want the keyword notification specific to your 'following and followers' a further, more in-depth look would be required—I don't know if IFTTT allows for more control over keyword specifics.

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