With apologies to my college logic professor, if time is money, then real time is real money. Shorten your time investment and broaden your real time search capability with new search engine 48ers (link here). The public beta version of this search engine allows you to tap five networks at once: Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, Digg, and Delicious. What more do you need? Results show the source and you can filter to show only entries from a single source. You can’t set up a feed of search results, but you can share your findings with your own social networks, creating an ever-spiraling feedback loop of concentrated information. The main search page shows trending topics as well, with links to supporting posts.
Of course, I had to try it out, so I searched “jailbreak iphone 4”. After about 5 seconds, this is what popped up:
As you can see the results were pretty Twitter heavy for the first few pages, which isn’t so surprising giving the volume of tweets compared to the volume of posts on the other featured services.
So, why the crazy name? From the site:
What’s in a name ?
The Californian Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848 at Sutter’s Mill, in Coloma, California.
Some of the earliest fortune seekers were known as the “49ers”, but the very first pioneers were known as the “48ers”.
These gold-seekers uncovered nuggets of gold worth thousands of dollars. We named our service after them as our aim is to help you find nuggets of gold from conversations across the web.
What are you waiting for? There’s gold in them thar hills!
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