With Real-Time Search Booming, OneRiot Launches API

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oneriotlogoWant to know what’s going on right this second? Real-time search engine OneRiot is launching (right now!) an API that widget and app makers can use to tap into its stream of real-time content. The search engine, which is focusing heavily on real-time content — social networks, freshly uploaded videos, and newly created blog articles — helps users find what’s happening right now on the web. It’s a booming business.

Google (s goog) VP and search maven Marissa Mayer thinks real-time search is hugely important. She told the UK Guardian:

[R]eal-time search is incredibly important and the real-time data that’s coming online can be super-useful in terms of us finding out something like, you know, is this conference today any good? Is it warmer in San Francisco than it is in Silicon Valley? You can actually look at tweets and see those sorts of patterns, so there’s a lot of useful information about real time and your actions that we think ultimately will reinvent search.

OneRiot launch partners include Microsoft (s msft), Scour, Yoono, Nambu and Shareholic — and prospective partners can go to wiki.oneriot.com for more information. The API is, of course, free — but by approval only.

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Tony Smith

AAfter Search is offering real-time results from Twitter for months now, and it also offer cookie free high privacy search, and they also do not use any Javascript based ad [like absence].

Tony Smith

Sam Current

Half of this article is a quote from Marissa Mayer. Nice.

#virginia ham

SharonHill

Users are getting more interested in real-time results; especially for the keywords associated with latest news. And, thus real-time search engines like Bing, FriendFeed and OneRiot are getting more and more popular. However, there are some that are not as popular as them but not lesser than them in any aspect. http://aafter.com/ is one of them that provide real-time search results for any search keyword directly from Twitter. Users are just required to type‘t’ before the keyword to get the most relevant and real-time result.

Regards,
SharonHill

Yossi Ben Haroosh

My guess is users prefer it the other way around – they have a set of websites (mostly blogs) they follow, and they want to know which stories are worth the 3 minutes read.
Also, it’s very common for very hot stories to be covered by multiple sources (for example, Google’s annoncement of the Chrome OS, a possbile Microsoft killer), and users want to know which blog ( or any other webstie) provides the most interesting insight into the story.
For that, try tFeeder – hot technology stories fed by RSS feeds of top technology blogs ( including GigaOm), ranked by Twitter:
http://tfeeder.com/

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