It is common knowledge that Twitter’s search function has always been tiresome unlike Goo
gle, Bing or other search engines. In the past Twitter couldn’t autocomplete your words, it couldn’t autocorrect your spelling, you couldn’t even filter results out to include only those from people you follow.
All of that has changed now!! Twitter has upgraded its search function with intentions of making it the simplest way to discover what’s happening in real time.
The major addition that Twitter made is search autocomplete. The search autocomplete as it is shown in the image below, when you begin to type in the search field, Twitter will automatically show you some terms that may match your query. This will be very useful if you’re trying to search a certain hashtags or relevant Tweets, articles, accounts, images and videos for your query.
Twitter also introduced the following features:
- Spelling corrections: The spelling corrections which will help you if you misspell a term. It will automatically show results for your intended query.
- Related suggestions: If you search for a topic for which people use multiple terms, Twitter will provide relevant suggestions for terms where the majority of that conversation is happening on Twitter.
- Results with real names and usernames: When you search for a name like ‘Rebecca Black,’ you’ll see results mentioning that person’s real name and their Twitter account username.
- Results from people you follow: In addition to seeing ‘All’ or ‘Top’ Tweets for your search, you can also now see Tweets about a given topic from only the people you follow when you select the ‘People you follow’ view. Viewing Tweets about a topic from just the people you follow is a great way to find useful information and join the conversation.
It is good to see social networking sites taking a continuous effort to make life easier for account holders. Like William Pollard said “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”
RISE TWITTER RISE….