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 …

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 …

Google Instant Encourages Slower Research

You may be used to going to your favorite Web search engine and typing in a query, hitting the search button and looking at your results.  The availability of Google Instant provides you with an alternative:  you can now start …