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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, October 22, 2009
13 years ago4,812 views

<< Social Search, said Mayer, recognizes a fundamental need for real-time information and demonstrates Google's commitment to innovating in search.
Social Search will be launched in a few weeks as a Google Labs experiment. As its name suggest, it integrates information created by people in a searcher's Google network – defined by one's list of Google Contacts – into Google search results.

Mayer demonstrated how a search for "New Zealand" produced a list of search results that included relevant content created by friends midway-down the search results page. Among the search results were links to a Gmail message that referenced New Zealand and a FriendFeed entry, each from a different friend.

In order for Social Search to work, users much have a Google Account, a Google Profile, and friends listed as Google Contacts. >>

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

More details from Search Engine Land:

and TechCrunch:

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

paulmartin42 [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I worry that diluting the results with even more sources will confuse people; though the contrary when some searches return nothing but effectively the same disguised ads is too extreme. Presently the alternative book/scholar/.. views on a search work well because you have a preset notion of the space you are entering – similarly when I search twitter. Yes, having integrated images on a search result page saves time but I think they make me less effective and almost involuntarily I find myself drawn to the prettiest picture. [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The post by Twitter:

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hi Phillip
u can Link my Twitter a/c with my name (which is in the Post . thnx

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Done, thanks!

Dr.S.P.Padmaprasad [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

That's a very beneficial idea. Let Google start it. WE shall support it.That may help users in different ways.

Luca [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

just for fun

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Bing did about the same a couple of days ago:

Twitter is selling its tweets to whomever wants to integrate them.

It makes me think of back in the days which was implicitly building a search engine. Too bad it got sold to Yahoo. I'm still amazed that for a search company Yahoo never took / understood this opportunity.

My bet is that twitter is over hyped and going down (it really only took off thanks to their TV campaign / manipulation) and that its Facebook which might become king of the hill for social search and ultra fresh results.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

doesn't look like the other thread is getting merged into this so i'm just going to copy my comment over:

I don't like the idea of Google partnering with certain content providers/networks/whatever-it-is-you-would-call-twitter for a special kind of search. The beauty of the way Google does things is that it's independent of these kinds of agreements. What about and other microblogging services?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good point DPic! [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


mbegin [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Here's an official video of the Social Search demo:

And mention in the official Google Blog:

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