I must admit when I first starting hearing about real time search, I was a little nervous. The first thing that came to mind was, “This is going to be an easy way for spammers to blast us with their junk”. However, I convinced myself that the big search engines like Google and Bing would have things in place to filter this stuff out. I was right and I was wrong. I was right to fear that real time search would open up some bad stuff. I was wrong to think that the search engines would stop it.
Rae Hoffman, CEO and Co-Founder of Outspoken Media, began playing with the new feature and discovered some alarming results. Watch this video and you will see that this is a major issue. The thing that scares me the most is when Rae touched on safety concerns for children online. Please spread this video so it gets the attention of the search engines and hopefully they either remove the Twitter real time stream or they fix/filter the junk.
See my other posts about similar topics
- Are You Ready For Google Search Changes
- Google Search Sidebar
- Twitter is Important For SEO
- This is for all of those long-tail SEO skeptics
- Have you seen Google’s new search options?