Wir freuen uns über neue Unterstüzung im Blog von Baden Coleman. Als US Muttersprachler wird er für uns auf englisch schreiben. Gerne gebt uns auch dazu Euer feedback. Here we go…
Newspapers report yesterday’s news. Search sites index news as fresh as 10 minutes old–once it has been published. But where can you turn to for überfresh news?
Twitter and Facebook users have helped give news a heartbeat, pumping out information at 140 characters per post. Twitter is the current leader in real-time information, as shown by the coverage following the 2009 elections in Iran. Facebook announced yesterday they have started to test a new version of Facebook Search with „just a fraction of a percent of the people on Facebook“. Google is also rumored to be close to launching a „MicroBlogsearch“ service that indexes and ranks „blogs with very short entries“.
Searching in real time is just the beginning of the Real-Time Web, that promises to be a near constant stream of relevant news on any given topic. With so many topics, each more specific than the one before, advanced methods of filtering and displaying information will be desperately needed. Until then, here is a quick round-up of current options for real-time search:
Twitter’s own real-time search.
Crawls and indexes links on social sharing sites like Twitter and Digg and other social sharing services.
View, filter and search cross-network social activity.
Collection of current popular links on twitter.
Real-time Twitter trends and search.
Twitter Search Results on Google
Greasemonkey Script for Firefox adds real-time Twitter search results to Google results page.
One thing if for sure, the Real-Time web is coming. Will it be a case of 5 billion channels with nothing on? Or is a Real-Time pulse of the web simply too much information?
Comments in german are welcome – of course! 🙂