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Friday, August 27, 2010

Google Real Time Search More Biased Towards Twitter?

Friday, August 27, 2010
Today, Google launched Realtime Search as a standalone product though it has been in existence since Dec 2009 in the left hand search menu. Though Google claims “Realtime Search lets you see up-to-the-second social updates, news articles and blog posts about hot topics around the world,” yet its RealTime Search Result Page (RtSRP) is more biased towards Twitter updates.

Google RtSRP gives more slots to Twitter rather than to Facebook and other networking sites. This appears to me that the underlying framework to develop Google RealTime Search is based more on Twitter, FriendFeed and Google Buzz updates. Nevertheless, you’ll also see a very few updates from the most popular social sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Digg and Technorati.

Shall I assume that Google Realtime Search is more biased towards Twitter updates? I have tested my own ‘Google Poetry’ and it shows my Twitter updates along with other Twitter results though I have updated the link on various social sites like Linkedin, Facebook, Digg and Technorati. See below a screenshot.

Just check here and type a search query, you will get verification of what I have mentioned above.
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