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Is it possible to filter Twitter search results by the application used to post the tweet? For example, if I only wanted to see results from users using TweetDeck, or some other API...

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Yes. You can use the source operator

inception source:tweetdeck

returns http://twitter.com/#search?q=inception%20source%3Atweetdeck

For more operators check the Search Operator List

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Awesome, thanks. – hookedonwinter Aug 20 '10 at 19:28
I wanted to ask this question, too. Thanks @phwd. But, can it search only among those people I follow? I wonder if Twitter API allows us to draw a pie chart that shows which Twitter client has highest popularity. – Thant Zin Oo Aug 21 '10 at 1:46
@mgthantzin yeah right now I do not think there is anything that does that without going into the API by yourself. The closest app (searching within friends) is snapbird. Maybe you can try forking it. – phwd Aug 21 '10 at 2:33

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