Short update! Google is a monster when it comes to searching. One thing that attributes to their all encompassing search features is that they are insistant on working with real-time search results and updates. It was announced recently that along with the ability to search updates for Twitter results, you’ll now also be able to search back in time to see a cluster of results from a certain time period.
This is helpful if you just heard about a recent movement or news but missed out on the trending topics or social media waves that it was making. The features are not available currently- they’ll be rolled out in the next few days- but there’s a test page available with limited search results. I tried searching a few things but they weren’t showing up… finally I used the search term “Google” and got something :)
Realizing the importance that social media trends and real-time results have in our world today, the Google blog stated:
“All of us are just beginning to understand the many ways real-time information and short-form web content will be useful in the future, and we think being able to make use of historical information is an important part of that.”
I personally can’t wait for this feature to roll out… I’m pretty nosy when it comes to social media trends but I’m not such an excellent multi-tasker that I can follow everything the minute they happen! I can however: work hard, drink coffee, use Gtalk, post on SEJ and tweet in one swift motion :)