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Twitter Search? Give me a break!

So what’s all this noise about Twitter Search???

Is there really a TWITTER SEARCH??? Oh… OK – I searched for it on Google and found it.

It’s at: http://search.twitter.com/

Twitter Search Sucks!

I could not find Twitter search on my personal twitter page:

http://twitter.com/mikeliebner

(Follow me by the way – I’m clever at fitting in a lot in that cryptic space!)

So what is the big deal about Twitter Search (or is that search twitter?)

It sucks, right???

I keep hearing the web 2.0 gurus out there praising Twitter and on several occasions they proclaimed that Google better watch out becuase Twitter Search is the future.

If you asked me – Twitter itself is lame and Twitter Search is even lamer.

I searched TwitterSearch for best plants for indoor pollution

No results found for my 5 word query??? NONE!

Ohhhhh. was my search above the 160 allowed characters??? Who knows!

 Twitter is less as in USELESS and trust me – in this case LESS is not MORE. It’s just less.

Uhhh… do people search for single words anymore? It’s 2010 for Crissakes.

If you want to find out about something other than single words like dogs or cats you better not waste your time on Twitter. Maybe a 2 workd search like “oil spill” but geez – who wants to get their info from Twitter on an oil spill??? I’m sure there are some clever 160 character pieces on that – but geez – not likely :’> Sorry… I’m starting to sound like Andy Rooney.

I mean c’mon – they (Twitter founders) never really thought this thing out – you know the 160 character limit… I mean hey – most of my URL’s take up the bulk of the post and I am usually scrambling to get in what I want to say in as few words as possible because my URL has already snatched up the characters.

Sure – I could get a shorter URL to use – but isn’t that a hassle to do? IT doesn’t exactly encourage spontaneity when you gotta shorten your URL before tweeting.

Now – I might be missing something here – but if you ask me LIMITS are for sissies! They suck!

I don’t want to be told how many characters I can use – regardless of if it is in a web form on a site or service or in software (that’s lame!) or limited on Twitter where I am trying to tweet some info to my pals and buddies in the twitosphere!

160 characters is stifling to a creative person.

At the very WORST CASE it lshould be 160 charactrs + your URL (of any length). And to be honest – it’s just not fun reading those cryptic post excerpts they show on Twitter search.

Maybe if I am looking for something very NOW and don’t trust Google to be up to date on it – Twitter may have an edge. But in day to day life – it’s not really thatgood – or is it?

Well… Twitter is good for us marketing type folks who like to promote things. Every time I have a sale or a special deal I will announce it on Twitter. I guess us internet marketers might find some good stuff.

Let’s search for my product > Article Underground…

WHOA Nelly! I found me a good tweet.

rjk6951_ar: Article Underground is the best PLR Article membership available!
33 minutes ago from ATS · Reply · View Tweet
I like it…
Hmmm… maybe I was wrong about this Twitter being lame…
I guess if you are looking for opinions on something that has VOLUME you might find something useful…

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24 Comments »

  1. I still remain to be convinced about the overall value of Twitter – and it’s business model

    Comment by Internet Marketing Expert — May 19, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

  2. That is a hilarious post! I feel the same way about twitter. What are people thinking that google should watch out for twitter? that is funny stuff right there. I do get annoyed that most of the space on twitter is taken up by a url. lol

    Comment by Knowledge Worth Knowing — May 22, 2010 @ 12:57 am

  3. Great information thanks for sharing this with us. In fact in all posts of this blog. Their are something to learn. Your work is very good and i appreciate your work and hopping for some more informative posts. Again thanks

    Comment by online marketing services melbourne — May 25, 2010 @ 12:26 am

  4. I agree…to an extent. I think that on a personal level, Twitter has become a catalyst for people to be even more lazy than they already are, and basically promoting what can be a terrible time-consuming habit.
    Ok, all that said, for internet marketers, it can be an extremely effective tool. The words “Twitter” and “tweet” are becoming a verb, just as “Google” has been for quite some time now. That in itself should tell you how viral and effective Twitter can/should be.

    Comment by Jared — June 13, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

  5. Hi Mike, I just read your blog and I agreed on your points that Twitter will not overcome Google at any extent. But I would like to say that there are many twitter search operators available now. So you can use them for your needs.

    Comment by Auto occasion — June 24, 2010 @ 3:57 am

  6. Hello,
    Thank you because I have same problems. You’ve written what I feel about Twitter. I hate Twitter search and 160 character limit. I hope webmasters of twitter solve these problems.

    Comment by Filo Kiralama — June 28, 2010 @ 1:20 am

  7. I have the same feeling. There is no chances Twitter will overcome Google. Altought Twitter is powerful tool for Internet Marketers but is not designed for searching the web. It’s deep in our minds if you want to find something- you “google” it.

    Comment by Medinas Marketing — July 1, 2010 @ 2:41 am

  8. There is just so much spam on twitter nowadays. If you’re going to use Twitter for marketing, I suggest focusing on quality rather than quantity. That is, build a targeted list of followers who will be genuinely interested in your tweets.

    Comment by Khmer movies — July 8, 2010 @ 10:37 am

  9. Twitter is now competating the women’s favorite face book..many women’s are addicted to the face book rather than twitter..even though twitter is up to the level of it.

    Comment by Joomla Web Developers — July 21, 2010 @ 8:40 am

  10. Twitter is powerful resource for webmaster to get powerful back links without crawling process

    Comment by Mrunal — July 27, 2010 @ 7:31 am

  11. I agree for the most part however there is a powerful new tool out there that you can put on auto pilot for Twitter its rock solid .And no I am not the owner nor am I an affiliate

    Comment by debbie — July 28, 2010 @ 3:56 am

  12. I do feel twitter is quite a powerful tool… But sure they would do well to improve certain very basic features like search as you mentioned… Its useless at the moment…

    Comment by injen cold air intake — July 29, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

  13. What with things like Twiends getting people to add and follow hundreds of twits with just a few clicks the whole is becoming amazingly spammy!

    Comment by Free Bookkeeping Course — September 6, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

  14. Twitter is a great social media tool, but hasn’t a good search option too :)

    Comment by ellipsis dive — September 8, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

  15. Perfect! Is there an monetary value after all the tweeting? Your article came right on time for me…with all the hype that is going on. Thanks!

    Comment by Zama Zincume — October 7, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

  16. Twitter is the good social networking site.there are so many million users used to it….

    Comment by seo europe — October 13, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  17. HI Mike, Really enjoyed your post on twitter and must agree that the reduced character limit to the twitter post makes it a site of almost incoherent garbage, social networking should have the ability to maintain some conversation to readers, not just “view my url”, or “had toast for breakfast”, maybe its just so big because people can’t be bothered to communicate properly anymore!

    Comment by Lee Kennedy — October 14, 2010 @ 12:55 am

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    Comment by Soraya Ignowski — October 17, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

  19. I’ve been distrustful of the Twitter experience ever since I created a Twitter account a few years ago and then abandoned it after one tweet because I really didn’t think my breakfast was that interesting.
    Then I saw that “people” were subscribing to it! I mean, what kind of people would subscribe to a tweets from someone they don’t know and who had one tweet months ago!?!
    Anyway, I became very suspicious of just who these “subscribers” were and never went back… except now in internet marketing it seems to have some use.
    Hopefully some of those people out there are actually “real people”.
    Goggle has nothing to worry about though from searches of 160 word tweets.

    Comment by hank — November 11, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

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