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 their search engine results pages (SERP).  These are intended to both float up results that are …

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 focusing on a particular time. This was helpful for business intelligence (finding a Tweet sent …

Real Time Search Changing

Collecta is now completely gone, restructuring in a new direction.  It was my favorite of the realtime search engines, pulling back Twitter messages and a variety of other social media resources.  By all accounts, there are high expectations for what their return will bring, based on the success of the original. Google has renamed its …

Real Time and Social Media Search: Beyond Twitter

When social media is discussed, the same names come up as near synonyms for the concept:  Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Many of the search engines that are devoted to monitoring social media are similarly limited.  Microsoft’s Bing Social Search and Google’s Update both return results from Twitter and nowhere else.   My favorite real-time search, …