Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Real-Time Web

Google is history. That is to say, Google indexes the historical web. The future is a matter of speculation, but it seems that the present is the real-time web.

At a conference from which I just returned, I became aware that I could search Twitter for the conference tag and immediately discover what people thought about what was going on. I was particularly interested in what people thought of the panel that I was on, but—alas—we didn’t draw in many twitterers.

Image: Central Library, Downtown Seattle, March 12, 2009.