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real-time search

Refers to queries made to search engines that index news sites, blogs, Twitter feeds and other sources of data that are being updated continuously. General-purpose search engines increasingly add more real-time results for users; however, search engines, such as www.OneRiot.com, www.Collecta.com and www.Topsy.com, focus exclusively on the latest postings. See search engine.
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In keeping with its identity as a real-time search engine, Topsy is updated almost as quickly as Twitter itself, with tweets appearing in Topsy soon after their original posting.
Set up search queries for your company on a real-time search engine that reports Twitter and public Facebook results (at a minimum).
Topsy is a real-time search engine powered by the social Web, but unlike traditional Web search engines, Topsy indexes and ranks search results based upon the most influential conversations millions of people are having about each specific term, topic, page or domain searched.
Penn State researchers examined six months of real-time search queries from the database of Collecta, a real-time search engine. After separating duplicate searches to find unique search terms, researchers determined the value of the real-time search terms by using Google Adwords Traffic Estimator.
Postling goes beyond the social media realm, also allowing for reputation management via a real-time search engine, RSS reader, Yelp and Citysearch review tracking.
In 2004 he moved to Boulder where today he is CEO of OneRiot, a real-time search engine that recently secured $7 million in additional funding from venture capitalists.
When users post comments or information about rapidly changing events, like many are now about the turmoil in Iran, a search engine must have the ability to pick up new posts as they are added.<p>"You need a lot of computing horsepower and high-performance crawlers and engines to handle continuous posts," he noted.<p>Meanwhile, Ken Moss, former general manager of Microsoft Corp.'s search business, branched out on his own and today launched CrowdEye, a real-time search engine for Twitter.
Besides monitoring coverage in the conventional media, says David Jarmul, associate vice president of News and Communications, "we're added blogs to our coverage, mainly by having a student search on Technorati [a real-time search engine for weblogs] several times a week."
Technorati, a real-time search engine that tracks the blogosphere--the collective term encompassing all Weblogs or blogs as a community or social network--said a new blog is created about every second, with more than 80,000 blogs created daily.

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