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