Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Real-Time Search: The Next Step In The Evolution Of The Web

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of LeapFish Inc. All opinions are 100% mine.

Take a look at the video above. We've come a long way since the creation of the public Internet 20 years ago. We've gone from having a number of small sites to crawl to having blogs, social networks, videos and tweets and so much more. That's a lot of information to search through.

You've probably heard of the term "Real-Time Web" before, but do you know what it means? The real-time web enables users to receive information as soon as it is published by the authors, rather than relying upon software that periodically checks the source for updates. Instead, technologies employed by real-time web pushes updates out to users rather than users pulling updates in individually.

You've already seen this technology in action. Real-time web is used primarily in social networking, search engines and news sites. It makes those sites mimic the instant messaging experience. If you've used Twitter or Facebook, you've experienced real-time web. Wouldn't it be great if you could use a search engine that employed the same approach? Instead of finding results that were a few days old, you'd be given results that were instantly relevant to what you were searching for.

A search engine called leapfish is capable of providing results based upon what has been shared such as peoples opinions and conversations. In a number of situations, the conversations and opinions of regular people can be more relevant to your decision making processes and research than the top links that show up in an ordinary search engine. Making the data accessible is simply the first step. The real value in real-time search is in tuning out the static and making the results relevant. This is where the web is going. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.

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