How Fast is #Google Indexing. AMAZINGLY fast.

17 Feb

Tonight I was amazed for the first time in a long time. What amazed me was how fast that the post I made to Twitter got indexed. I said:

What I meant is that the structure image on Wikipedia has no stereochemistry. See here.

About 2 minutes later I did a search on Google to see whether I could find Goserelin and compare the stereochemistry for what I believe is the structure (from ChemSpider here). What I found was a short list of hits but also this:

This was literally within a couple of minutes of me posting the Tweet.

Ok..we live in an amazing world. Our networks are so-interlinked at this point that the scope of what we are achieving, and will achieve as the semantic web comes to life is, simply put, amazing. This observation impressed me. Maybe it shouldn’t but it did….is there something obvious that is going on here that I am missing? Should I not be so impressed?


Posted by on February 17, 2011 in Computing


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4 Responses to How Fast is #Google Indexing. AMAZINGLY fast.

  1. Egon Willighagen

    February 17, 2011 at 12:26 am

    It’s simply following the twitter stream, and passing that directly into the database. I am pretty sure it applies to any tweet.

  2. tony

    February 17, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Ah-ha….so NOT indexing just hosting. This appears to be part of a new “Social” effort then? I saw the link was hosted under “Social”. Still…very impressive to see how fast all the interconnectedness is working nowadays. I was running with my iPhone at the weekend ..see my Facebook page…got lost in the woods…send a post to facebook and halted my Nike+ to switch to GPS, find the car and send the update. It is just one more indication of how things have changed in such a short time.

  3. Markus Sitzmann

    February 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Which browser are you using? If it is Google Chrome, I am pretty sure it does some nifty things locally (searching your local cache and embed it into your local search results).

  4. tony

    February 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    It was an observation in both IE and FF….I do use Chrome but it wasn’t open at the time. Chrome is rocket fast….


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