I have just noticed an article on ReadWriteWeb, reporting that Alek kolcz, one of Microsoft Bing’s senior is joining Twitter. This man is an information science heavy weight. He specialises in Search and Search Spam reduction. So Twitter is currently a real time information stream with some bolted on search features.
Real time is great even essential for some people, for most of use with real lives we don’t want to be glued to a screen 24*7. We want to find stuff (data/information) when we need it. Currently the best way is via Google, Bing or perhaps DuckDuckGo. Both Bing and Google have deals with Twitter to take their real time stream and added to their search results, but really Twitter need to make this happen in their own back yard to generate more revenue from searching eye balls.
So if Twitter is going to get a better searc ,m/.ection. The great thing about Twitter is unlike a website, where you are at the whim o:@~
f the search engine algorithms, you are actively submitting to the Twitter fire hose. Twitter, provides opportunities for you to actively to actively publicise your activities, more like a hunter than fisherman baiting a hook. It is worth spending sometime investigating what other people are tweeting about, particularly in activities which are parallel to your own.
However, there is question looming on the horizon, will Twitter in a bid to become more commercial, start acting more like a conventional search engine? The question then will be what search engine optimisation techniques will be required and permissible?