Buzzz.. in search world – “Google is launching major update after three years, Caffeine”. After buzz of Microsoft deal with Yahoo and FriendFeed going Facebook, Google announced Caffeine Beta – faster, more accurate, larger index and most important real-time indexing of breaking news. You can test google caffeine, a upgrade version of google search engine at http://www2.sandbox.google.com/ or read analytical blog by Ben Parr at Mashable http://tinyurl.com/gcaffeine.
But interesting thing to watch in the battle-field is realtime search. Currently there are four players – Google, Bing, Facebook and Twitter. Facebook and Twitter provide realtime search based on status update which are more relevant then those of Google and Bing. After bringing friendfeed home, Facebook seems planning become more stronger. Despite that Bing doesn’t shows realtime result on its search result, it power Facebook’s realtime search.
No doubt with rise of SNS, people changed way they communicate each-other so as search trend is changing. Many people still use organic search engines but trend is growing for real-time search. But still real-time-search if part of search and serve limited objectives. Moreover it is not fine tuned for accuracy despite of some trendy topics (in Twitter). None beat google for accuracy, but we still have to see what the Google Caffeine has for realtime (with accuracy).