Read Between The LinesLet’s look at the facts:
- If you’re a Twitter user (over 5 million that have sent out over 1 billion tweets), you’re probably going to use Twitter Search or an alternative Twitter search engine at least 2 more times before the end of today.
- Search engine optimization isn’t the only thing you should be worried about. Social media optimization has arrived! <insert collective awe> I know!
- Twitter took away the real conversations a long time ago.
- ReTweets are the new linkback and are more efficient for the next level of community outreach.
- Tweets in Bing?! Enough said.
- If you think tweets aren’t apart of your online identity, don’t ever try to hire me.
It All Started WhenLast year, She Geek Alana Taylor guest posted a fantastic piece on why you should stop using search engines, and use Twitter instead. This year, I officially announced Twitter as my personalized search engine in early March. Twitter aggregates all of this data that WE give it and serves it back to us freely, just like every other search engine. Lately, Twitter has been getting some serious funding and you should be just as curious as everyone else is about what Twitter will do next. Twitter has the potential to introduce semantic search technology without the geek lingo to mainstream users. And they’ll get what makes Google so special, quality links and news updates.
Should Google be afraid? Welcome to the future of the social web.