June 16, 2010 – Traditional search engines – which rely on store and retrieve technology – historically haven’t been able to monitor up-to-the-minute changes on social networking sites. Google’s recent release of Caffeine promised “fresher” results  from their new indexing method, therefore embracing social search.

The Hindu recently published an article, “Essential social networking tools” where they addressed search engines that work better with social networking than the more traditional choices. However, now with Caffeine’s new indexing approach, whether it is a news story, a blog or other real-time content, you will be able to find relevant links much sooner after it is published than was possible before. Wonder what lists such as these will look like a year from now?

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.