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Do you use Twitter search in your work and how do you use it?

Some people go as far as to say that it is going to replace Google as THE search many people would be using in the near future. Do you think this may really happen?

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This seems very unlikely to me. I would be curious to see what comments other sourcers would have about this. I must say I was very suprised by this post.
I think twitter is the latest social networking site that is receiving a lot of hype. I think it has a lot of great capabilities, but to say that it will replace Google….I don’t see it!
Would be interesting if Google bought Twitter!! Or maybe the other way around!!!!
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You can use the site: command in Google for Twitter results: graphic (artist | ~design) -job -jobs “new york”

Twitter has it's own search parameters:
You need to use the search at this site for Twitter: with these Operators:

sql near:Boston within:25mi

Or Twitter has an Advanced search page:

There are also a number of other search applications for Twitter and more seem to come frequently:

Twitter and Google are two different types of sources for a sourcer. Even comparing them seems a little awkward

Twitter: allows to search on public conversations and is becoming an important source of finding information. As a sourer, I would say it is similar to a forum search, though a lot easier, but less targeted. No matter how popular it becomes, it will not give me all the information which a Search engine provides.

Google: Like a typical search engine Indexes a lot of the web content available, (even Twitter). Something a twitter search can't

Well, unless Twitter/Google/or someone else, comes up with a search engine which gives an option of searching on Tweets, it would be great. We have a Google blog search.
Here's an example of what I was referring to:
*** Google indexes websites, not conversations.
*** Google indexes Blog comments, forums, and other discussions online ( this is not real time OR in chronological order)

It would be intereseting to see Twitter 3-5 years from now, but comparing it with complete functionality & results of google is like comparing apple to oranges.


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