Google reportedly working on micro-blogging search engine

June 14, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The Google Operating System blog (which is not affiliated with Google) reports that Google Inc. is preparing to launch a search platform that will index content from Twitter and other microblogging sites. Similar to Google’s current blog search offering, results would also be incorporated into Google’s main web results.

While there are other micro-blogging search engines like Twingly that index multiple microblogging sites, none of them does a great job. Since posts are usually very short, micro-blogging services are great for live blogging, posting real-time information about an event.  But as information is spewed in small chunks a lot of the posts are not highly search relevant. Twitter’s own search service does not for the most part deliver real-time results and it sorts the returned data by date.  Assuming this rumor to be true, it’s unclear whether Google would be launching the service independent of Twitter to whom it has been rumored to be in discussions on some sort of partnership.


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3 Responses to “Google reportedly working on micro-blogging search engine”

  1. Wilson Kutegeka on June 14th, 2009 9:05 am

    Well, indexing content from Twitter to me is a good thing. I know its usully short and current messages that dominate there but usually this short message contains a link where you can get a big picture of what you need to know. Twitter has helped me remain current on technology developments.

    Wilson Kutegeka

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