Twitter is a tool that we can't ignore for business.
Twitter did a survey which found that
If you're like me, you're not necessarily aiming for the whole world wide web. You're local. You work with local people and local individuals. But that doesn't exempt you! Your local community is on Twitter too! How do you find them?
One way is simply by using Twitter's search.
After doing a standard search on twitter, you will see a menu option labeled "More Options." Click on that and go to advanced search. There you will see the option to by places. You're browser may even automatically provide your location. Once you hit search, you'll see how it formed the query, and you can use this as a shortcut as well. For me...
near:"Durant, OK" within:15mi
I went ahead and changed that to 30 miles. Here's the results: (If you live in Durant, feel free to come back here every now and then to see what's going on in our community on Twitter!)