New Media Quick Clicks | October 27

Here’s are a few links and resources that I you’ll find interesting and can even put into action right away in your own business. Enjoy!

19% of Internet Users are Microblogging with Twitter or other Platforms

A new survey from Pew Internet & American Life Project states:

Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others. This represents a significant increase over previous surveys in December 2008 and April 2009, when 11% of internet users said they use a status-update service.

Three groups of internet users are mainly responsible for driving the growth of this activity: social network website users, those who connect to the internet via mobile devices, and younger internet users – those under age 44.

As bite-sized real-time media continues to grow, it’s going to become an increasingly important source of information. This is punctuated by the launch this week of a new social search by both Bing and Google. Read on.

Introducing Google Social Search

Yesterday Google announced the addition of Social Search to Google Labs.

With Social Search, Google finds relevant public content from your friends and contacts and highlights it for you at the bottom of your search results. When I do a simple query for [new york], Google Social Search includes my friend’s blog on the results page under the heading “Results from people in your social circle for New York.”

Here’s a demo from Google of the new search tool.