• http://roshanjoshi.com.np nepalsites

    would have been more interesting if a comparison was made between twitter & Facebook as well, since the status updates in these social sites make more sense than comparison with Google which is used for search and research.

  • BradleyT

    I go to a web page and the site automatically load their last 10 tweets whether I want to see them or not. And that counts as a twitter query. Pretty useless for comparing against human powered queries at other properties.

  • http://www.michael-martinez.com/ Michael Martinez

    “Now if we can get Twitter to tell us the number of searches that happen out of the overall query pool, we could better compare it to the major search engines.”

    “For Google, Yahoo and Bing, you’re seeing older figures and more important, figures for human-driven searches.”

    Those numbers also include many machine-driven searches. There are a LOT of scraper tools out there that don’t dig through the APIs.

  • http://www.simpledealsearch.com briteguy

    Inverted Index is very old computer science knowledge. Nothing new there. It is just a matter of using the right technology to do it and polish it.

    To be frank, coming from a search engine technology lover and technologist perspective, I am not that excited.