Twitter might just find themselves squirming as Google’s Hot Trends will allow folks to see the hottest news and keywords around, placing those results where more people will see it – that is, within Google’s regular search results. According to RJ Pittman, director of product management for consumer search properties at Google, “The idea behind the [Hot Trends] OneBox is to not only provide you with search results as you’d want but also extra meta data on how popular the search is and whether it has peaked in interest, plus the number of sites that are creating chatter and buzz about this particular topic or person, to give a relative hotness rating as well.” You can then access more information about the topic concerned via the OneBox using the Google Hot Trends service. Which service do you think will get word out faster than ever?
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