There is a huge amount of information being churned out by Twitter users. Many of the messages are casual, informal communications that you might want to know about. I’ve already mentioned how you can use Google’s Update search to narrow your keyword search by geographic location.
Visitmix has released a desktop client called Archivist. You can run a search within the Archivist to retrieve Twitter results related to your keywords: client or opposing party, corporate executives. The search is not that unusual, although the results are nicely displayed. The feature that really helps the researcher is the ability to export your search results to a tab-separated text file, which you can open in Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheets.