10 Real Time Search Engines to Find Relevant Design News

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We might follow lots of friends on Twitter, but how can we be sure we’re not missing some uber-interesting news in the design field? Should we keep an eye on TweetDeck 24/7? Yeah, some of us do that, but there’s also another way – 10 different ways in fact. Let’s discover them one by one.



Topsy is a new kind of search engine, with a new way of looking at the Internet. Topsy doesn’t think the Internet is a collection of documents. Or even a web of documents. Topsy sees the Internet as a stream of conversations



Streamy is all about news. To see recommended stories and activity from friends and topics, start here



Scoopler is a real-time search engine. We aggregate and organize content being shared on the internet as it happens, like eye-witness reports of breaking news, photos and videos from big events, and links to the hottest memes of the day



TweetMeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular. TweetMeme categorises these links into Categories, Subcategories and Channels, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you’re interested in



Collecta launches new Site Search Platform — enables social networks, news publishers, and other sites to easily provide streaming real-time search capabilities to reveal the vibrancy of their communities



OneRiot crawls the links people share on Twitter, Digg and other social sharing services, then indexes the content on those pages in seconds. The end result is a search experience that allows users to find the freshest, most socially-relevant content from across the realtime web



Search twitter. Get real insights



YourVersion continuously discovers new and personally relevant web content based on your interests, and lets you easily bookmark and share your discoveries with friends

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Live news from the design community



At its surface, dailyRT is a tweet aggregator that gathers the most popular tweets on twitter and displays them using our own scoring algorithm and numerous filters

Catalin is the founder of Mostash – a social marketing boutique – and he’s always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.

  • What about Delicious?

  • You’ve put together quite a list, but you missed a veteran of real time search, surchur ;) Give it a try http://surchur.com/all/design, we deliver the big picture so you don’t wonder around searching all over the web: we give you news, videos, products, twitter and more.


  • Each of the engines featured offer a piece of the real-time picture. However, TipTop Search brings together the interactive social and complex semantic components which make real-time search results valuable. Check out http://feeltiptop.com/design/ for the latest Tips related to “design”, the people who are talking about it and the most relevant Web pages being shared now. Enjoy!

  • Shyam Kapur

    I love the write-up and the comments. Thanks, Greg, for sharing TipTop, my favorite by far.

  • Dhirendra

    Great collections !!

    Thanks for sharing it.

  • Tina

    You guys may want to check out http://justbought.it for real-time shopping!

  • Great list, thanks for sharing.

  • It’s a great post, excellent work guys.
    Thanks to share it!

  • These were all new to me, so many thanks for sharing them …