Topsy, Twitter-influenced search engine based on retweets
Topsy is a new search engine released last Tuesday, which uses Twitter retweets as basis for returns. The concept is simple. Type in a keyword and Topsy returns relevant links in order of how many times they've been retweeted.
For example, I searched the term Twitter ebook and here's what returned:
I'm pleased to see that my Twitter ebook returned well. (Perhaps has I used the term "secret" it would have done better. :->)
- It represents a shift toward information provided in real-time, something Google has expressed great interest in.
- It represents a shift toward a new "socialism." That is to say, the web archived and organized by its users and what we deem to be of importance.
Here's a YouTube video where the founders introduce the site:
Hat tip to Marketing Vox