Larry Page on Real Time Google: We Have To Do It

by admin May 19, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Is Google interested in searching the Real Time Web? Are they at all threatened by Twitter? Are Google spiders already so fast that this emergence of Real Time is old news to them? Further fodder for pondering these types of questions was offered by Google co-founder Larry Page today at the Google Zeitgeist conference in Hertfordshire, UK.

Page says that Twitter has demonstrated that real time search is essential. Loic Le Meur, founder of microblogging service Seesmic and European tech conference Le Web (where this year’s topic is the real time web), asked Page today what he thought about Twitter. Page’s response was interesting.

“I have always thought we needed to index the web every second to allow real time search,” Le Meur quotes Page as saying. “At first, my team laughed and did not believe me. With Twitter, now they know they have to do it. Not everybody needs sub-second indexing but people are getting pretty excited about realtime.”

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