Everyone knows that Real-time Search is hot. Ever since Twitter came along, real time search has proven its worth. Twitter is taking full advantage of their network and its potential.
So, the question becomes — Can Google keep up with them or not? Will Twitter beat Google at its core? Is it beneficial for twitter to keep their data away from search engines to compete, much like how facebook keeps most of their network closed to search engine spiders? Or is Twitter gaining momentum due to their open concept?
Of course Twitter still has a valuable database of tweets and conversations which Google and other search engines do not have. But do not make the mistake thinking that Google has lost the real-time search game. They’re into it more than ever.
Yesterday the Omgili blog highlighted how you can tweak Google’s new Search Options to filter results by minutes and even seconds. That seems close to real-time search?
Check out the rest of the discussion at SearchCowboys “Can we stop the real-time search debate now?“.