Archive for the ‘Google Real Time Search’ Category

AT&T’s iPhone Real Time Public Relations Nightmare

December 27, 2009

AT&T has reportedly stopped selling iPhones in New York to limit the smart phones bandwidth consumption on their network.

ATT iPhone 3G

ATT iPhone 3G

Being Sunday night in between major holidays, its unlikely AT&T – a large and sluggish corporate behemoth – is aware what’s happening to their  brand’s reputation in Google’s real time search – let alone

ATT + iPhone

ATT + iPhone

what’s being Tweeted in the Twitterverse.

AT&T Twitter Search

AT&T Twitter Search

Google Real Time Search Results Exclude Google Brand?

December 7, 2009

With much fanfare, Google has launched its version of real time search incorporating Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Blog updates into their search results.

The following video shows how Google answers the “What’s happening right now?” and the “What’s happening nearby?”  questions (please forgive the Slumber Inc. soundtrack).

Entering keywords into Google and selecting Anytime produces an amalgamation of relevant news and web results while selecting Latest often produces a condensed version of the Tweet Stream.

Google Real Time Search Anytime

Google Real Time Search Anytime

Such doesn’t appear to be the case for one particular brand – Google.

Google Real Time Search Latest

Google Real Time Search Latest

Selecting “Latest” in Google’s real time search for “Google” produces not a list of Tweets containing Google but instead a ho hum list of relatively tame looking mostly Google owned sites.

Google Real Time Search Latest

Google Real Time Search Latest

Purely a coincidence?

Must be a fluke here on my computer.

Surely its one or the other.

Why otherwise would real time searches for Yahoo produce Tweets containing Yahoo but not those searches containing Google?

Yahoo Real Time Search Google Results

Yahoo Real Time Search Google Results

Does the same thing happen to you when you search for Google in their real time results?

If so, the lack of Tweets about Google in Google’s real time search results must be the result of a bug.