Sunday, May 2, 2010

LeapFish real time search

This post is part of a blog series on "Why I like LeapFish". It is also an entry into the LeapFish $100,000 Cash Dash contest, which you can signup for here.

In this post, I will be going over the Real Time search feature on LeapFish. Traditional search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc) display SERP's (Search Engine Results Page) that consist mainly of static content. Static content consists of news articles, blog posts, webpages, etc. This "static" content can often be very old or outdated, even though it ranks high in a traditional search engine for a certain keyword or set of keywords. Due to this, you will get additional value and present day context out of also searching for "real time" results in conjunction with your standard results.

So what is the real time web? It is user generated content. It's Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sources. In the video screencast below, I discuss and show a walk through of the real time search feature on LeapFish.

As you can see from the video, the LeapFish real time search results will start by providing you with results from Google News (the latest real time news), results from Digg (current user promoted content) and results coming from Twitter, Topsy, Amazon and others.

The "trending topics" section (from Twitter) will also give you a quick look at what the hottest, most popular topics are on Twitter, being discussed now, on the real time web.

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