It all started with Skype just to hangout with family living faraway, then Facebook to interact with grandkids, then Pinterest and Instagram to share photos and now Twitter’s use is growing to share information.
With better designs and techniques, the interfaces created to use these applications made them more accessible. Tablets caused another boost in the exponentially growing number of people who have internet access at home because it so easy to use them.
Every news is now in Twitter! This is probably accurate for all kinds of news items and has been increasingly exhaustive since 2006.
That statement would be even more productive if users could search Twitter efficiently. Actually, Twitter had a deal with Google but it expired in 2011. Demand is potentially huge for news search, social analytics, brand monitoring, marketing research, scientific watch… Unfortunately Twitter’s search only offers basic features where fresh content is over represented and refine is missing.
This is now made possible with TOPSY: a powerful Twitter search and a services portal. (more…)