You probably have noticed that many blogs (including this one) use LIJIT as their search engine provider. Well now the search specialists have unveiled a new tool: Blog and Social Content Search Gadget for Blogger. [Read more…]
Twitter just rolled out their new front page, which was known to come. I’m a bit ambivalent about it, mainly because it seems to follow all of the design trends out there at the moment.
Anyway, the new front page features search from the front as well as a selection of trending topics, which is good. The reason for this is, well, I’ll let Biz Stone tell it himself:
However, demonstrating the power of Twitter as a discovery engine for what is happening right now through our Search and Trends often awakens a sense of wonder which inevitably leads to a much more compelling question, “How do I get involved?”
So what’s the verdict? [Read more…]
While Google may be looking into making Twitter searchable, Microsoft has already started implementing its own real-time search into Bing.
At present it’s a fairly limited offering, indexing “some of the more prominent and prolific Twitterers from a variety of spheres”.
It seems that you can only search for the latest tweets from certain people who have been indexed, using syntax such as “[name] Twitter” or “[name] Tweets” or “@[name]”.
As a concept, it’s a good start though I’m not interested in using any search engine to find anyone’s latest tweets — I use Twitter or one of its desktop clients for that. [Read more…]
File this one under ‘we knew it was coming.’
There are unconfirmed reports that Google will build a search engine that will allow users to better filter results – similar to the process currently used for a Google blog search.
With a growing number of people relying on Twitter (and other micro-blogging sites) for the latest news and trends, a universal search solution is desperately needed.
It is probably safe to assume that the priority of search results will be determined by Twitter prowess, including the number of tweets and retweets you have, the frequency in which you post, current events, frequently used keywords, and, of course, the number of followers you have.
We already know that Google is crawling Twitter, now we just have to sit back and wait for the other shoe to drop.
As if you needed another reason to become a more active Twithead!