tb Here’s an interesting article between Bing and Twitter.

Bing, Microsoft’s search engine to compete with Google has reached an agreement to crawl all of Twitter’s public results in real time. Bing’s Twitter search located at Bing.com/Twitter is already live. For Microsoft, latching onto Twitter’s rise is more than just a big marketing win; it’s also a technological victory. Twitter is a huge, previously untapped resource in the movement toward search that relies on real-time data rather than archived links.

Bing-Twitter search also allows users to separate the most popular embedded links from the tweets that surround them, allowing people to understand the source of a conversation without having to endure the din surrounding it. Bing-Twitter also expands a tweet’s bit url and shows users the real domain, creating greater transparency before you click. In short, Bing makes Twitter make sense.

What this means for Twitter, which has been answering questions about possible revenue streams almost since its founding, is still unknown. Microsoft refused to announce any terms of the deal, and Twitter CEO Evan Williams was similarly mum. But for Microsoft, it is another territorial advance in what’s shaping up to be a very interesting search war.

From the Time article.

google1Wow! So while Microsoft has been on a spending spree to strengthen and improve its search engine technology dubbed Bing, Google has been secretly doing its own work in rivaling its competitors. Enter Google Caffeine. Although it is not yet in its final release, they have already a working site for people to test out. Caffeine promises to be faster than the original search engine of Google and gives better and accurate results.

Impressive indeed. I tried it out and the results were blazingly fast. And this ain’t even the final release yet. Even if Microsoft does have its Bing, I believe people have already gotten used to Google that they always use it first compared with other search engines. You can give it a try HERE.

googleWhen we search something in Google, every keyword in the phrase separated by a space character is used as one individual search keyword. Sometimes this may not be what you want. Instead, you want to find the most relevant search results based on the keywords that you use. Here are some good tips on how to do it.

” search. use the double quote to enclose the keyword(s) so that search results will be displayed wherein the keywords within the enclosed double quotes are together.

+ search. phrases or common words like the, of and “a” to name a few are important to the keyword (say a movie title), you use the symbol + (plus) and precede it before the word itself. e.g. +the transformers

– search. use the – (minus) symbol to exclude a word that could possibly end up in search results that accompany your other words.

~ search. use the ~ (tidle) symbol and precede it before the word in case you want to look for search results that are synonymous to this word.

OR search. use the OR word (uppercase) to look for search results where you encounter keywords with two choices. e.g. city OR state

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