Sency – Real Time Search
Sency – Real Time Search
User generated content continues to become more prevalent across the web as more and more users post information online. Such information has spawned “real time search” as a powerful way to navigate the web. Real time search produces real time thoughts. While traditional search engines scour the web for relevant websites, real time search engines return the most recent conversations, comments, and links from internet users. There will continue to be a place for web based search engines such as Google and Yahoo, however real time search engines can offer something unique. Granted, if you want to buy sneakers online, Google will bring up several relevant websites which sell sneakers; however, if there is a hurricane in Miami, real time search can give you a window into what people in Miami are experiencing right now. Another example is a sporting event, if the Yankees lose a big game, a real time search engine will allow you to hear what the fans are saying about the Yankees at this given moment. For these reasons, real time search is here to stay as it offers a different type of user experience when compared to the major search engines. Sency was created to help you easily navigate the real time web. At any time, they allow you to see what is going on right now with any person, place, or subject matter. To use Sency, simply enter in whatever you want into the search box and click search, and you’ll get real time results powered by real people. Also, at the bottom of the Sency home page, they have highlighted topics which may be of interest to you. You can look at what is going on right now, which shows you the hot topics of this given moment. You can also see the most popular topics of late. In addition, they also show you today’s most popular links for any respective search query. A major goal of Sency is to continue to refine their results to bring you the most relevant information for a particular search query. They have implemented a spam filter to prevent irrelevant links from showing up in their engine. You can check out their search tips to learn more about the types of searches you can execute on their site. Websites that want to place real time results on their pages can do so through their feed for websites. The feed allows any website to display real time information for any subject matter. Web publishers can add this automatically updating information to their site via the free feed. They also offer a popular links feed for websites and blogs which display today’s most popular links for a respective search term. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.