Robert Scoble’s accidental tweet (“Frnégtttrdre”) earlier tonite caused a minor ripple: people wondering if he was announcing a secret project, under the influence of alcohol or wandering around with an unlocked iPhone in his back pocket.
It also makes for an interesting test for real-time search.
An hour after his tweet:
- Google lists 7 results (of which a few now point to this blog)
- Bing lists 0 results
- Yahoo lists 0 results
- Twitter search lists 12 results
- FriendFeed lists 20+ results
- OneRiot doesn’t support Unicode in URLs and falls over
- Tweetmeme lists 0 results
Anyone else I’ve missed?
Conclusions: If you tweet a random word, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get indexed right away. Additionally, not every service tests unicode querystring parameters.Read full post