4 Real-Time Search Engines Which Go Beyond Twitter

The real time search engine market has been firing-up and there are many services trying to gain some market share in this area. We followed a simple criteria to pick services and build our list: The service must be (1) Real-time and (2) NOT limited to Twitter search results. Here we go:

1. Twingly’s Microblog Search: It covers Twitter, Identica, Bleeper, and a few other services. It’s dedicated to microblogging and offers a RSS subscription option for your searches. While being dominated by Twitter results, it gives you the option of filtering it out by un-checking a box on the side of the page. This makes Twingly one of the most customizable real-time search services covered in this article.

Twingly

Twingly

2. Social Mention: Social Mention covers 80+ social media services including all of the major players (Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google, etc). While it has one of the neatest and most clean interfaces among the services we covered, it seems to be the slowest one – showing a list of flashing stars for up to 1 minutes sometimes! We like the various options it provides: the tab options, alerts, RSS subscriptions, the ranking/trending system, and the option of exporting your search results into CSV/Excel file, but slow speed is a deal-breaker! On the other hand, for social alerts and comprehensiveness, it’s one of the best.

3. FriendFeed Search: It shows results from Twitter, StumbleUpon, Delicious and tens of other social media services. It allows a user to connect and collect all his social Web activities into one place. If you are looking for your friends’ opinions regarding a certain topic, FF is great, if you want to perform a comprehensive search, most probably FF won’t cut it as it only indexes the users registered with their service.

Friendfeed Search

Friendfeed Search

4. LifeStream.fm Search: It’s a similar service to FriendFeed and supports 40+ services including the major social media websites (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Stumble upon, Pownce, and Digg). Unfortunately it only searches events of the users subscribed to their services. This puts it at the same disadvantage as FriendFeed.

While there are a lot of similarities in the services provided by the above real-time search engines, there are also some unique differences that make each one of them unique in a way or another.

Which one is your favorite? Do you think real-time search is valuable or maybe over-rated? Please use the comments section below to let us know your thoughts.

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10 Great Social Media Tips & Links on Twitter

Social media has become a very essential tool in all our marketing and advertising activities. However, as we all know, not all social media efforts are successful.

Therefore, for today’s post, I present you with 10 great social media tips and links that will help you better utilize social media, its tools and its use.

Utilizing Social Media

Utilizing Social Media

1. @TechnoBuffalo: What’s The Real Cost Of Social Media (Infographic) http://bit.ly/jo9emq

2. @baekdal: Social media is a significant traffic source for 78% of travel sites: http://j.mp/iQITg4

3. @Sendible: 5 Productivity Tools for the Busy Social Media Manager – http://sendto.fm/iKrRlt

4. @jaybaer A New Way to Calculate What Facebook Is Worth to Your Business: http://bit.ly/kTBXu5

5. @soshableweb: Using Social Media To Establish Your Brand Online http://bit.ly/kGbfQS

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16 Top Free Twitter Content Sharing Services

If you are a Twitter user, you do know that sharing valuable information on Twitter is highly recommended. Whether you would like to share a picture, a video, a link or even a piece of news, there are many ways to do so using different services.

Today, we will be introducing to you 18 top free content sharing services divided into 6 different content sharing categories:

1. Photo Sharing:

http://plixi.com/

Photo Sharing

  • Twitpic: One of the top content sharing tools allowing users to easily post pictures to the Twitter microblogging and other character-restricted social media service. (This is also one of the most popular service for Twitter in general).
  • Flickr: A Flickr2Twitter integration enabling Twitter users to share posted content on their Twitter accounts using a simple web-based sharing button or via email/mobile using a unique “2Twitter” email address.
  • Plixi.com: Plixi allows users to instantly share their photos to popular social networks through mobile devices and on the web. Moreover, it specializes in providing an innovative open API, and mobile SDKs, to the developer community of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more to come.
  • Twitsnaps: Twitsnaps gives you detailed stats for your tweeted photographs. You can learn about the latest visitors of your photograph, number of views of uploaded photographs, and photographs with maximum views. Continue reading »
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25 Funny Easter Jokes to Share on Twitter!

Tweepi team is dedicated to bringing you tips and tricks to help you get the best out of your tweeting experience. But that’s not all!

For this Easter, we have gathered a collection of 25 funny Easter jokes for you to share on Twitter! Enjoy…

Funny Easter Bunny!

Funny Easter Bunny!

1. Q: What do Easter Bunny helpers get for making a basket? A: Two points, just like anyone else.

2. Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Xmas.

3. Q: How can you find the Easter bunny? A: Eggs (x) marks the spot.

4. Q: How does the Easter bunny paint all the Easter eggs? A: She hires Santa’s elves during off-season.

5. Q: Why was the Easter Bunny so upset? A: He was having a bad hare day!

6. What is the difference between a crazy bunny and a counterfeit banknote? One is bad money and the other is a mad bunny!

7. Why did the Easter egg hide? He was a little chicken!

8. Why is a bunny the luckiest animal in the world? It has four rabbits’ feet!

9. What do you call a bunny with a large brain? Egghead!

10. What did the bunny want to do when he grew up? Join the Hare Force. Continue reading »

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Keeping Twitter Relevant: The Art of Unfollowing [Reblog]

As you all now by now, Tweepi is a Twitter tool created to help you follow and unfollow tweeps easily and effectively.

Unfollowing via Tweepi

Unfollowing via Tweepi

Recently, we came across an interesting post by Soren Gordhamer in which answers a very important question when using tools such as Tweepi “When do we decide to unfollow or no longer receive another user’s updates?”

Here is what Soren has to say as a response to this infamous question:

1. Update Overload – Hold Back on the Posts, Please!

I want to know what people are doing and thinking, but I do not want to hear every little thing. If someone discovers fifteen news items a day, I would rather they put some time and thought into choosing the best three to post, instead of submitting all fifteen.

Short updates (or tweets) on social networks like Twitter allow us to do something quite phenomenal: we can now quickly and easily transfer small amounts of data from our mind into someone else’s. Large numbers of tweets often reveals that someone gives little consideration to this privilege, and as a result easily overwhelms others with information.

I generally find that if a person regularly posts more than five times a day, it is more information than I am interested in consuming, and I tend to inflow. Continue reading »

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