Where would we be without google (search)? It has opened up a world of information for all of us. But what now as twitter gets a real foothold. It feels a little like the difference between listening to an hourly nes bulletin and reading a daily newspaper. Perhaps with Google I can find the more comprehensive and more considered answer. But with twitter I feel like I ma getting the current answer – like a news alert.
Interesting times. Particularly becasue the nature of search/ research is changing – as web 3.0/ semantic web emerges. Google, as expected, has been quick to look to leverage more effective ways of searching/ indexing data. But these techniques are also availabel to twitter.