To find out someone’s twitter name, use this formula in a search engine: name name site:twitter.com. Or you could use a phrase search for their two names adjacent to each other by putting them in quotes: “name name” site:twitter.com.
This is known as a keyword search, filtered to specific website. I find more people this way than using twitter’s own search. For example if you didn’t know I was @bcfought on twitter, but knew my name, put in a search engine:
Barbara Fought site:twitter.com
and this is what you’ll get:
It works even for my friend Kim Brown, whose name is very common and who doesn’t use her full name in her twitter handle: @KimInCuse (as in Kim-in-Syracuse). She came up second, maybe because she’s a prolific tweeter:
In the field you may not have time, but when you can, try it out. It is a way to keep the interaction with readers, viewers, listeners, and it can build your follower list.