January 19, 2022

Topsy Adds Real Time Video Search & A Guide to Real Time Image Search

Topsy, a search that provides access to the real time web (news and blogs), tweets, photos, and a search tool to help identify experts using Twitter (Beta, learn more has announced that they just added real time video search to their offerings.

Topsy Video search extends topsy’s socially ranked search technology to videos. The new video search works similarly to other Topsy’s search tools, where the search results will appear ranked based on several factors including Topsy Influence, showing you the most popular and influential videos first.

Retweets are one of the factors to determine influence.

Topsy trending videos provides the top 100, 1000, 5000 videos for each day in a chronological stream. as with other topsy trends (web, tweet, photo) trending videos are the most popular videos shared by influential users within the first 24 hours of their release.

Topsy also offers an advanced search interface and several search operators.

Topsy continues to grow into a very valuable search tool. Two things we hope to see moving forward are an increase in the comprehensiveness of the Topsy Twitter archive. Also, making sure that every current tweet is available. We’ve noticed that in some cases a tweet is available from search.twitter.com but not via Topsy (at least shortly after the tweet is made available.

On a Related Multimedia Search Note:
Danny Sullivan has just posted a terrific (but what else would it be) illustrated guide to real time image search. Topsy is one of the search tools discussed.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.