Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Google Falling Behind Twitter?

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Google 'falling behind Twitter' Larry Page says search engine has been losing out to micro-blogging site in battle to provide real-time information ...... Chief executive hints that Google could go into partnership with Twitter
I have a suspicion Google indexes webpages all night while we are asleep. And the word Google rhymes with the word owl. So if Google were to get a bird symbol like Twitter does, I think it would have to get an owl. That is kind of unflattering because it should get something that denotes speed, like eagle, now that is another bird word that rhymes with Google.

Google should not try and become Twitter, it can not become Twitter. But then it is not true Twitter does real time search better. Twitter trending topics is not my idea of real time search. Me personally I have little interest in real time search. I seem to be more interested in the Twitter archives. And there the Twitter search engine is outright dysfunctional. I thought I was bookmarking stuff, and then I do a search on my name and the topic and nothing shows. That has happened to me half a dozen times just these past two days. I have had to go dig into a friend's Facebook wall to search for a tweet that I knew I had posted on his wall weeks ago to go fetch it. That was when I missed Google.

Maybe Google should let Twitter have the Twitter trending topics, and make use of the already available Twitter API, or whatever else you need, to become the choice search engine for the vast Twitter archives. How many different ways can you let me explore the Twitter archives? That's what I am asking.

Google is by far still the search engine to beat.

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