With over 300 million users creating and wrapping themselves around content, onceFacebook opens up its search API to the web what do you think will happen? Better yetdo you think there is value in being able to search a database of 300 million users’opinions and experiences? Searching Facebook may be the factor that tips the overallexperience of the web into one that is very different than today. Facebook may be thetipping point to where bottoms up (sharing & contributing) will go head to head with topsdown (crawling & optimizing).
5. A New Breed of Search Engines
If there existed a search engine that was capable of aggregating and rendering results based on what was shared, peoples opinions and conversations, would you be interestedin that search engine? If you knew that there were 6 conversations that provided afantastic account of a design firm you were considering would that be more valuable toyou than the top 3 links on your current search engine results? Would you have morevalue for SEO based search results or human conversation driven results? How about both? Real-Time search, once developed, will render a new breed of search engines thatwill capture this new value the New Web has to offer.At the moment, Real Time Search is only in its infancy, as is the Real Time web. Twitter and the like are simply representations of a big movement that will continue to occur withthe creation of more similar services, more adoption of those services and moreintegration of those services.What is clear is that our daily use of the Real Time Web’s driving platforms — Twitter,Facebook and the like — is unprecedented. The Internet is no longer simply just adisconnected 3
party container of tops down aggregation, “We” is now part of itsdetermination. And, search as we know it will soon change to accommodate, therebydelivering a completely different experience of the Web.About Ben Behrouzi
Ben Behrouzi is CEO and technologist from the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in high-techcompanies and start ups. Behrouzi is the Founder of DotNextandLeapFish .comand has successfully
Co-Founder of Reply.com.