Social Distraction

Web search is a cornerstone of online legal research.   Google, Yahoo!, and Bing remain starting points for lawyers and others to perform research outside of the fee-based providers.  Both Google and Bing have put additional social elements into …

Social Media Research with Bottlenose

I have been playing around with Bottlenose for a few months.  It can help you identify linkages between social media messages on Twitter.  This isn’t an area I spend much time focusing on but, when I need it, Bottlenose’s tool …

Get All the Tweets with allmytweets

Managing your online information can be a challenge, particularly if you use a service like social media where you may not control the delivery of the information.  allmytweets may be able to help if you are looking for Twitter messages …

Searching Social Media with Topsy

Finding social media messages is a challenge.  This seems to be particularly true when sifting through the information overload that is Twitter, whose own search engine seems perpetually unable to return relevant results.  It was ameliorated by Google and other …

Realtime Search Diminished with Google’s Departure

Google has shuttered its Twitter-oriented search focused search, known as Google Realtime. The search was helpful because it retrieved more results than the default Twitter search, and included a timeline. You could quickly move through, and change, the results by …