Larry Page on Twitter Search

Posted on May 19, 2009

Loic Le Meur says he asked Google co-founder Larry Page what he though about Twitter search. Larry Page says he was always saying that Google needed real time search. He also says that now that Twitter is being used for search people at Google know they need to compete.

"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. With Twitter, now they know they have to do it. Not everybody needs sub-second indexing but people are getting pretty excited about realtime."
Twitter is very useful for realtime search but even more so than Google News and other news sources you tend to get the same information repeated over and over. The key will be who can provide the best filter or filters for the endless stream of current tweets and news.

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