I just read an interesting article on Jonathan Mendez’ take on the impending Google vs. Twitter battle.
For a few weeks now, there’s been widespread discussion of Twitter incorporating search functionality into their site. Many believe it will spell trouble for Google. Twitter’s search can provide real-time results, something Google lacks. But, as Jonathan Mendez tells it, Google still has the advantage.
Twitter has the users. They have the tweets. They have the answers. But Google has this whole “search thing” down. They know a thing or two about indexing and filtering results (not to mention their own recent changes, rolling out semantic search capabilities).
So while it is true that Twitter will provide the answers to users’ questions, we might find that Google is still the preferred method of finding those answers.