Twitter Improves, Simplifies Search
Twitter has recently introduced several of their latest search features which are directed at making simplified, real-time search on the site. The search autocomplete and ‘people you follow’ tools help to make getting search results on Twitter easier and breezier, especially if you are trying to look for a specific account or looking for tweet updates from people you actually follow.
What the search autocomplete feature does is to display different suggestions for your query even as you are typing it. Twitter is able to “autocomplete” the term you are searching for by picking up on any existing hashtag or even an existing Twitter account. With this feature, you can check the drop-down menu and get to your searched term even before you finish typing your query. Entering the search will take you to related Tweets and other results, including images, articles and videos.
The People You Follow tool or option allows you to view Tweets – concerning any topic – coming from people you follow. And why would you want to check out tweets from people you follow? Clearly, by following these people, it’s either you know them, trust them, or find them fascinating. And viewing their tweets allows you to converse with them or get trustworthy, interesting information anytime you need to.
Twitter has also rolled out significant improvements including spelling corrections, related suggestions, and results with real names and usernames. The spelling correction feature is helpful should you commit some spelling mistakes during search – it automatically corrects it so you get the most relevant results all the same. Sometimes too you may be searching for something which has several terms connected to it. Twitter speeds up search results by giving your related suggestions. And if you are searching for any specific name, Twitter will show you Tweets that mention that name, complete with their username account on Twitter.[via]