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How do I receive an alert or create a feed for when a specific Twitter account tweets a specific keyword(s)?

For example, the author of a software application I use apparently does not have any type of feed dedicated to the updates for that software. I'd prefer not to follow his personal feed and monitor for that 1/100+ tweet mentioning the software update. I'd prefer to be notified in some fashion when they tweet a specific keyword. RSS is fine. Other tech/feed is fine.

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There used to be a link to create RSS feeds on search.twitter.com, but it has disappeared. Fortunately the link itself is still working. You can insert any search operators you want (and use the from: tag to specify the user).


...would search for tweets from ladygaga mentioning the word "moment".

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It didn't disappear: twitter.com/#!/search-advanced – Dez Mar 11 '12 at 15:38

I have created a website just for this purpose called https://www.MyTweetAlerts.com.
You can set up email alerts based on your custom criteria. You should give it a try!

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If the user would use hashtagged keywords you could use my app, https://GroupTweet.com. The resulting feed would just be the timeline of a new private or public Twitter account you created and then configured with GroupTweet. I can walk you through configuration if interested. Just contact us via our chat widget.

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