I met Chris again at Gnomedex in Seattle. He is a nice guy and takes the time to talk to everyone. If he is really busy he has a pleasant way of saying it :) see pic below.
Picture Courtesy : (CC) Randy Stewart, blog.stewtopia.com. ( Just kidding Chris !)
Chris Brogan wrote an article today on his blog was on target where he writes :
Twitter Search is a powerful tool for businesses, once you learn how to search, and once you better understand the terms your prospective customers might use on Twitter.How to Listen for Opportunities on Twitter | chrisbrogan.com, Aug 2008
You should read the whole article.
When I started my job as the Social Media Swami at Network Solutions. Searching Twitter was one of the first channels I used. Connie Bensen posted an article on Solutionsarepower.com on how Network Solutions uses Social Media to better serve our customers
I like the site m.slandr.net. Even though its mainly for mobile devices I use it on a PC too because it combines all the functionality of twitter and also gives you local tweets, search functionality and much more. Check that out too. On a phone you do not have to download any software but just a browser.