The speed of real-time searches has in recent years been ranked in the “good enough but not quite good enough” category. Now Twitter is changing this. Twitter represents one of the few publishing forums on the internet in which links can be released to a wide audience within seconds of the story taking place. With the advent of retweets, the number of people reached with one story expands rapidly in mere additional seconds.
Twitter is where it’s at. Everything from news updates, sports scores and entertainment gossip can be found on Twitter. By joining Twitter, users automatically get to set up a profile and start posting updates, or tweets. Updates are just as anyone would consider them to be; simply short blurbs about what you are doing or thinking at the current moment.
Google is widely regarded as a leader in search engine technology. This is why it is no surprise that new services trigger a flood of interest. Your average user does not directly see much of the processes, but are affected in the form of page layouts and new content. Google’s latest addition is the ability to perform “Social Searches”. Another major addition to the internet is that of Twitter. Twitter is known as a form of microblogging. Put simply, if one wishes to transmit small amounts of text, Twitter is an effective standard.
Microsoft’s new Bing search engine is making an all-out effort to overtake Google and Yahoo in the race for search engine supremacy. Bing was able to team up with micro-blogging web site Twitter to offer users a new social search feature.
The new service is known as “Bing Twitter” and it allows users to search updates on the Twitter public timeline. Bing has also reached a deal with Facebook for a similar type of service.
The Internet has always been the source of the latest news and the most up to date information on the headline stories of the day. Since Google became the most widely used search engine online, it has been the one to bring us the updates on current events. The results have generally been informative, authoritative, and from reliable sources. But now something new has happened. A search for the term "Trafigura" brings up results that include not just the Times and the Independent, but Twitter as well.
Twitter is quickly becoming the most popular social networking site and can be an invaluable tool in any business, even for a cosmetic surgery practice. However, it doesn’t seem as though Twitter is that business friendly and the question has been asked and answered a million times: What type of tools does Twitter offer for professional business owners? Below is a list of the top 30 tools that Twitter offers business owners and professionals.
Twitter is still one of the hottest online trends right now. Google is responding to Twitter’s popularity by adding a “Hot Trends” feature to its search results.
Searchers who enter popular or “hot” keyword topics will soon find a new Hot Trends OneBox. It will be located at the end of the search results page. RJ Pittman, who is Google’s director of product management for search properties, believes that the Hot Trends OneBox will be embraced by searchers. He believes that it provides important extra information about the overall popularity of a consumer’s search term.
CrowdEye Upgrade: People Search, Relevance Ranking, and Personalized Search Pages Provide Additional Functionality for Users
By Cheri Pearson
CrowdEye, a provider of unique and innovative Twitter search results, enriched its usability with new features introduced during a series of updates to its service. Think of Google for Twitter, and you’ll have a better idea of exactly what use CrowdEye’s service is to both consumers and businesses. By utilizing the service, the user can search for just about anything and receive a list of tweets related to the keyword search. In addition, CrowdEye will rank and sort the search results on the basis of relevance to the keyword search.
Twitter Users Now Have Superpages Database at their Fingers for Local Searches
By Cheri Pearson.
Twitter users can now perform local searches on Twitter using the Superpages.com database. Local searches are those where a user is looking for specific information about people, products, services, or businesses within their local area.
For quite some time, the media has been a-twitter over Twitter, the micro-blogging Web site that allows users to broadcast short messages to their friends, family, and the rest of the world. While businesses have seen some potential to this service, they have not yet been able to put their finger on how to use it.
Now, Twitter is offering a guide to businesses called Twitter 101: (http://business.twitter.com/twitter101/).