We just pushed a new update for our location filter that we think you’ll really like.
First some background, it used to be that if you use the location filter, the results you got didn’t clarify why that person was showing up in said results.
So if you search Los Angeles, whether the person self-identified Los Angeles in their bio or had meta data (i.e. they tweeted or posted from LA) they would show up. The problem is that if you live in New York, travel to Los Angeles and then tweet from there (with location enabled) you would show up in Los Angeles results with no context. You would probably even have New York as your location. This leads to confusion and seemingly incorrect results. There was no context.
The push today makes this a lot more clear. We now give context on why someone shows up in a result. For example, if I’m a presidential candidate looking for followers in Wisconsin to come out to the primary, I definitely want people living there and not just posting from their account on a trip. Now you get the context you need to find the right people for the right things.
In the future we’ll push more updates, letting you just see self-identified locations vs. recently posted and more.
One last thing, you need to refresh your account to see the changes to the location filter.
As always, hit us up at [email protected] if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!