Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Real And Social

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Real-time search has become a popular topic for 2009, constantly we're reading about search, filters, social and real time being the future. Robert Scoble has an interesting post discussing the changes Google faces and what he expects from this weeks Google I/O conference at the Moscone Center, San Francisco -

This week is a key moment in Google’s life. It is being challenged by a change in the ecosystem. We’ve seen this happen with other companies before...
Google co-founder Larry Page recently stated that real time search is something the company has to do from the Google Zeitgeist conference in Hertfordshire, UK.
"I have always thought we needed to index the web every second to allow real time search. At first, my team laughed and did not believe me. Now they know they have to do it. Not everybody needs sub-second indexing but people are getting pretty excited about realtime." [Source]
The shift towards real time, and the stream, has definitely got the blogosphere excited, especially with Google announcing there intentions and acknowledging the hard unsolved problems in search; finding the most recent information, expressing that you want just one type of result, assessing which results are best, knowing what you’re looking for and expressing your searches in keywords. The company are in a strong position to dominate the social web and through Google Apps, Google Friend Connect, Android and Search they are making collaborative computing more accessible!

I'm looking forward to developments from the conference and will provide details on anything that I feel is significant..

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