After Google launched its new real-time search, one thing the interface missed was the style. The real-time results from twitter & Facebook were in the middle of the search results and looked ugly. Now the Google team has come up with a new-nicer look for the real-time searches.
Everyone has a Google Account, but just in case, if you do not have a Google account, the company has just launched a new site for anyone who wants to try Google Docs can do so without having an account. The exact address would docs.google.com/demo.
On opening the demo site, we would find a document that will give us some guidelines on how to start writing with Google docs. What needs to be clear is that there is an option to share or collaborate with others in Real time. The document would be available for 24 hours after its creation.
The new document comes with a link that enables you to invite others to collaborate on the issue (these users will NOT be invited to have a Google account).
Are you curious to find out how many iPad’s are sold since the launch – in real time? Chitika has posted a real-time tool to show the iPad sales count in real-time.
The figures are and estimate based on the number of iPad identified by the Chitika network. Also the Chitika labs page has the total location – “Adoption by state” statistics, of how many iPads are present in the US State and the % of iPads vs. population. Another interesting fact abt the report is the silicon valley – California has the highest number of % of iPads users.
If you want to view the real time stats visit the Chitika page for more information.
Google gets information from twitter, from more than a dozen new search technologies that enable us to monitor more than a billion documents and process hundreds of millions of real-time changes each day. Google also made it official that it has now partnered with Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca — along with Twitter, which was announced a few weeks ago.
From the Google blog:
Our real-time search enables you to discover breaking news the moment it’s happening, even if it’s not the popular news of the day, and even if you didn’t know about it beforehand. For example, in the screen shot, the big story was about GM’s stabilizing car sales, which shows under “News results.” Nonetheless, thanks to our powerful real-time algorithms, the “Latest results” feature surfaces another important story breaking just seconds before: GM’s CEO stepped down.
If you want to see real-time search first look video:
Techcrunch also has a nice write up about Google’s new realtime search technology! BUT it’s funny that they compare Google’s realtime search to the speed of light . You can find some screenshots, videos and more information on the latest techcrunch’s post here.
A brand new Twitter homepage. It’s new, it’s very blue, and it’s all about search. In fact, from the looks of it Twitter has decided to take the simple and straightforward front page route, centered around search. Gone are any attempts to explain Twitter, or a link to the Twitter in Plain in English video. Instead, the Twitter homepage features a big search box, along with popular topics right now, over the past day, and from this week.
Here is a before and after screenshot of twitter home page.
The fresh new look is big departure from the previous homepage. I’m Wondering if look changes will make their way into the rest of the Twitter experience.
To check out for yourself, just head to twitter.com. Share your thoughts in comments below.
BingTweets combines Twitter trends with Bing search results, enabling you to see deeper, real-time information about the hottest topics on Twitter. You can also search for anything in the BingTweets search box (at the top right of every page) and see Bing search results alongside the most recent related tweets.
In partnership with Federated Media and Twitter, Microsoft created “BingTweets” which fuses Bing search results and real time content from Twitter in an interesting new interface. BingTweets pulls in real-time trends from Twitter and filters into categories such as “Popular Now,” “People,” “Places” and “Products” enabling easier navigation of the ever changing trends on the Web. You can also fire off a search on any topic of your choosing to see the related search results from Bing and Twitter discussion.
For e.g., when Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince comes out, you may want official reviews, local theater listing, and latest Tweets on the movie. With BingTweets, you can cover all that ground in one place, annoumced Bing Search blog.
Facebook to roll out its new search results that will continue to include people’s profiles, Facebook Pages, groups and applications, and some entirely new Search features. With the test, you will be able to search your News Feed for the most recent status updates, photos, links, videos and notes being shared by your friends and the Facebook Pages of which you’re a fan.
You will also be able to search for status updates, posted links and notes in Search from people who have chosen to make their profile and content available to everyone.
So the question now is, what does all this mean for a normal Facebook user like you and me?
It means anything you typed\shared with friends is not private anymore if you haven’t selected the right privacy settings on Facebook. And all your info can be found by a simple Facebook search in the future.
Since Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with a new type of search that could actually make it a social search alternative to Google, Bing and other major search engines.
Stay safe and choose your privacy properly. Here is how you can set your data as private on Facebook:
Click and select from Profile, News Feed and Wall, Search and Application settings
Choose the right privacy setting and your data should stay protected!!
Facebook’s search feature searches status updates, links, notes, photos, and videos, and it can search both your friends and anybody who has a public profile. This puts it in direct competition with Twitter’s realtime search of public messages and a realtime threat to your Facebook information if you haven’t chosen the right privacy settings.