An enormous explosion has just rocked a block of government building in Oslo.
What's going on? Was it an attack? An accident? Normally the first place to go for news would be Google.
But no more.
Google ended its relationship with Twitter on July 3. Those scrolling real-time results that used to pop up when you searched for a breaking story? Gone.
Here's how to follow the story in real time, absent Google:
Twitter Search: Oslo.
This is the functionality that Google lost when their deal with Twitter expired. It's the human filter that not even Google can beat with its algorithims and effectively infinite amounts of processing power. Just dipping into this stream, I spotted this video taken just after the blast and this collection of photos.
TwitPic Search: Oslo
This stream has the highest signal to noise ratio of any feed aside from Twitter's main search, and it may soon surpass it...MORE
Friday, July 22, 2011
"How to Follow Oslo Now that Google Real-Time Search is No More"
From MIT'a Technology Review: