FriendFeed real-time search. We have it. It's here.

One of the coolest things about FriendFeed is how you can see everything that's happening on the site in real-time. Starting today, this is even more true with real-time search.

Just enter a search query as you always have, and see new results instantly stream in at the top of your screen in real-time. No need to constantly click refresh. It's an extremely useful (not to mention mesmerizing) way to immediately see what people are saying about a particular topic. You can search across just your friends or all of FriendFeed, including imported services like blogs and Twitter accounts.

So try it for yourself. See what people are talking about today. Or what they have to say about Obama. While we were testing this internally, we could barely keep up with the non-stop activity regarding Michael Jackson. (That's when we knew we needed a pause button.)

Searches using advanced search options and saved searches are also in real-time. And now you can embed a real-time search in your blog or web page, like this:

We're also working on allowing you to subscribe to saved searches, add them to your friend lists, and even get notifications based on search keywords. So stay tuned.

In the meantime, we hope this will make your searching experience feel a lot more like the rest of FriendFeed. As always, let us know your thoughts in FriendFeed Feedback.

10 comments:

Peter said...

love this !!

Way to go team FF

Garin said...

This is awesome!

Anne said...

Yay, Jim! Cool! Lots of long hours went into this--congrats!

RBL said...

Sweet. Very useful.

RBL said...

Would be great to have a desktop applet that pushes alerts on search hits in real time, sorta like Twhirl can do for Twitter.

burtonator said...

If you guy are looking to index content outside of just normal FriendFeed content we'd love to help you out with Spinn3r ...

lurchpop said...

HOW? are you guys gonna do a tech talk on this at some point?

Madhav Tripathi said...

It's very nice, now one more reason for hangout on friendfeed.

Rick Cogley said...

Fantastic!

EzyBlogger said...

This is cool.