Isn’t Googling someone the first thing everyone does?! They meet someone new and Google them!
– Hilarie Burton
Despite the metadata attached to each tweet, and despite trails of retweets and ‘favorite’ tweets, the Twitter corpus lacks the latticework of hyperlinks that makes Google’s algorithms so potent. Twitter’s famous hashtags – #sandyhook or #fiscalcliff or #girls – are the crudest sort of signposts, not much help for smart searching.
– James Gleick