Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine continues to innovate, now with Real Time Search from Twitter feeds. TechCrunch already has a story up in BingTweets. The real time results update continuously, scrolling down the left side of the page, and are displayed beside the regular web based Bing results. You can choose trending topics from; Popular Now, People, Places, Products. Click on a tab and Bing gives you a menu of the most current trending topics.
BingTweets.com just launched about an hour ago. The traffic to the site has been heavy so you may experience some delays, although it worked well for me with no delay.
Real Time Search is a hot topic that was discussed at the TechCrunch Real Time conference. You can see a video of the panel on Real Time Search here. The panel included Matt Cutts from Google, Danny Sullivan from SearchEngineLand, Kimbal Musk from OneRiot, and other pioneers in the search world.
We are still very early in the evolution of RT search. Much work is left to be done to better rank the results, apply relevance algorithms, filter out spam, and better identify authoritative results. We saw the same evolution in web based search more than 10 years ago.
CrimsonHexagon, a sentiment tracking service, says Bing is beating Google for the hearts and minds on Twitter. Bing has the Google people scrambling to respond. Competition is great for innovation.
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