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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, October 22, 2009
11 years ago4,432 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. >>

informationweek.com/news/inter ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

More details from Search Engine Land: searchengineland.com/google-so ...

and TechCrunch: techcrunch.com/2009/10/21/web- ...

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

paulmartin42 [PersonRank 1]

11 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.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The post by Twitter:
blog.twitter.com/2009/10/googl ...

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

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

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Done, thanks!

Dr.S.P.Padmaprasad [PersonRank 1]

11 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]

11 years ago #

just for fun


twitlogo.com/c/9ea84b7b5741a75 ...

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Bing did about the same a couple of days ago:

bing.com/community/blogs/searc ...

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

It makes me think of del.icio.us 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]

11 years ago #

doesn't look like the other thread is getting merged into this so i'm just going to copy my comment over: blogoscoped.com/forum/162313.h ...

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 identi.ca and other microblogging services?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Good point DPic!

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/403 ...

Via TOMHTML twitter.com/zorgloob

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

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

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And mention in the official Google Blog: googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/1 ...

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