Coming soon: Google's micro-blogging search engine

Coming soon: Google's micro-blogging search engine

Summary: It's been talked about before, but now there is solid evidence that Google is building their own meta search engine for Twitter and other micro blogging sites. Micro-blogging is emerging as an extremely popular way for people to share real-time information with the world.

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It's been talked about before, but now there is solid evidence that Google is building their own meta search engine for Twitter and other micro blogging sites. Micro-blogging is emerging as an extremely popular way for people to share real-time information with the world.

For example, as you can see on my Twitter, I just got the HTC Magic -- but do random people really care? I'm not convinced yet that searching through tweets like "going to watch drag me to hell!" (which are the vast majority of tweets) is really useful -- though I don't argue there are certain times when it's possible to bring back interesting real-time results.

Hints of this new search service are popping up in Google's translation console, which is where Google harvests voluntary human translation services they use to make their products multilingual. The phrase they want translators to do their magic on was the following:

Recent updates about QUERY. This is the MicroBlogsearch Universal result group header text. A Microblog is a blog with very short entries. Twitter is the popular service associated with this format.

If you look at the screenshot posted by Ionut, this appears to be a part of the main Google search engine rather than a service by itself. Let's hear what you think in the TalkBack!

Topics: Social Enterprise, Browser, Google

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  • True to Google's Core Mission

    Google's core mission is "to organize the world's
    information and make it universally accessible and
    useful." And they are true to their mission. Up
    to the second organizing and universally accessing
    this rich abundant information is certainly
    expanding upon this most noble ambitious mission and is a natural step to add to the tremendous
    depth and dimension I and numerous other internet
    born, raised and bred demand more and more
    information faster and more up to date.
    After this effort, if only Google could figure
    out some way to provide us with information before
    it happens that would be something.
    jack of daniels
  • RE: Coming soon: Google's micro-blogging search engine

    Don?t Panic? But TWITTER IS DEAD, Done, Not Coming Back! NEXT!

    So I?m not trying to freak you out or anything. But Twitter?s failure cannot fail to be overlooked any longer. If Google TWAVE doesn?t suck in twitter?s entire organization then perhaps Google too is shortsighted. But Twitter as a company, as a platform is DEAD. Let me explain.

    Check it: http://bit.ly/twitter-is-dead

    @jmacofearth
    John McElhenney
  • RE: Coming soon: Google's micro-blogging search engine

    Google may soon own the entire Internet, we can only hope that the more specific search engines think in completely different directions, not just copying each other.
    Coming soon! Masterseek TargetSearch allows you to easily and quickly select your search results by country, city and turnover and download data directly to your computer http://www.masterseek.com
    Rasmus Refer