Sunday, 16 October 2011

Topsy Review - Social Web Search Engine

Topsy Screenshot
What can you use the application for? is a new search engine that returns results from sites such as Twitter, Blogs, Flickr, Digg, Yelp, Identica and others. The site returns search results that are up to the minute, so users get the latest news from the social networking world. Results are shown in page form, in order of the number of “Tweets” each result has received on Twitter. The results page displays the option of viewing All Results, or results that were written in the last Hour, Day, Week or Month. Results can also be viewed by the top authors. Authors with the most results on the topic searched are shown first. The Topsy home page is dominated by a large search bar. Users may also enter a Twitter username in the search bar, and the search engine will return all the results posted by that user. The home page also has links to an About Us page, to the Topsy blog, a link to follow Topsy on Twitter, a link to Send Feedback, a link to Terms (terms of usage for the site) and a link to Privacy (the site’s privacy policy).
Who would you recommend the application to?The Topsy site is recommended to anyone wishing up to date search results from the social networking and blogging world. The site does a very thorough job of searching and is very easy to use. Search results are returned very quickly and are displayed in a pleasing format.Topsy Features
  • Search engine searches the major social networking and blogging sites, especially Twitter
  • Search results are ordered according to the number of Tweets they have
  • Users can filter the results to show results written in the last hour, day, week or month
  • Users can filter the search results by top authors
  • Search results are very up-to-date
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by AppAppeal Editor
►Mini Matmian:
A pretty neat little website for searching social media platforms and displaying real-time info from Twitter and Google+.
Check out the video below to see an interview with one of the creators of Topsy.
Uploaded by Scobleizer


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