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Wendy Boswell

Search the real time Web with OneRiot

By April 30, 2010

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oneriotHave you ever wanted to find out what people are talking about in real, current time - like RIGHT NOW? The most popular links, events, news, videos, etc. that are attracting the most buzz? Well, you could use a traditional search engine to search for these items, however, the most current item you're going to see there is probably at least a couple hours old. Not too shabby, but what if you wanted, say, the latest Google outages? Or the most recent California earthquake data? How about breaking news from Thailand? You can find all these and more using OneRiot, a search engine that pinpoints the information people are talking about on major social networking sites such as Digg and Twitter.

Basically, here's how OneRiot works: take a topic, for example, American Idol. There are many people talking about this subject, but what if you want less chatter, and more substance? That's what OneRiot does. It sorts the wheat from the chaff, giving you the actual information that people are talking about so you can go straight to the source (and if you still want to see what people are saying, OneRiot gives you that option as well). It's a great way to get a handle on what's happening right now on the Web.

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