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Google Introduce Twitter Timeline

by David Brooks | 15.04.2010
Google have introduced a new Real Time search feature which features a new Twitter timeline. With this new feature you can search for a topic and then look at a timeline for the year or month. Once you’ve chosen a date in the month you can search all the results on that day. See below for a quote from the Google Blog:

“With the advent of blogs and micro-blogs, there’s a constant online conversation about breaking news, people and places — some famous and some local. Tweets and other short-form updates create a history of commentary that can provide valuable insights into what’s happened and how people have reacted. We want to give you a way to search across this information and make it useful.

Starting today, you can zoom to any point in time and “replay” what people were saying publicly about a topic on Twitter. To try it out, click “Show options” on the search results page, then select “Updates.” The first page will show you the familiar latest and greatest short-form updates from a comprehensive set of sources, but now there’s a new chart at the top. In that chart, you can select the year, month or day, or click any point to view the tweets from that specific time period….”