As it turns a year old, OneRiot has removed the “beta” label from its real-time search engine, and simultaneously launched a new home page that focuses on trending topics. As you can see from the screenshot below, the site’s home page now offers a more compelling glance at what’s buzzing right now in the news.
OneRiot says its new home page is powered by a “Trending Topics Engine,” and offers an extremely detailed explanation of the technology behind it.
Today we’re launching our new Trending Topics Engine. This leverages our patented PulseRank technology and realtime index of the social web. It finds trending topics before anyone else. And the topics are more detailed: we won’t just tell that iPhone is trending right now, we’ll tell you why.
The explanation goes on to share an 8-step process for how OneRiot determines trending topics.
All in all, this is a step in the right direction for OneRiot. The search engine has certainly grown up quite a bit in its first year online.