I passed on the Google Dance this year but was curious to see pictures in near-real time (from less than an hour ago). Google and the other search engines can’t pull the data in that quickly but Twitter is able to using search.Twitter.com (aka Summize). A quick search for “Google Dance” yielded numerous pages of Twitter comments, and TA-DA: I was able to see some near instant photos as SEM’ers Twitted them live. (What is the past tense of “tweet”?)
I’ve been bearish on Twitter but this experience has certainly warmed me to it. The power of this tool is simply amazing, the question remains: how will Twitter capitalize on it (and when will Google buy Twitter)?
I’m sorry, MSN… but I think you should sacrifice the URL Live.com to Twitter.