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CrowdEye results after 24 hours

June 19, 2009

Wow — what a day! We at CrowdEye are overwhelmed by the interest in the first day of our beta and thankful for the support and feedback we’ve received.

We wanted to take a second to give a big “Thank You!” to everyone who has taken the time to try some queries on CrowdEye!

We’ve been listening very hard to your feedback, and wanted to return the favor and tell you some of the themes we’ve heard on our first day:


  • Our chart, tag cloud and popular links are definitely popular.  The idea of extracting meaningful data from the tweet stream seems to be a good one.
  • Visitors are discovering how to explore the data we provide by clicking on different chart bars, tag cloud items, and adding filters.
  • Our speed has been appreciated
  • The world is as excited as we are about real-time, social search!


  • A bit more style in our design wouldn’t hurt
  • We had two site issues:  a site outage overnight and low tweet coverage this morning.  Both have been dealt with and the exact errors shouldn’t repeat.  Kudos to Matt and the Twitter API team for help on the latter.
  • Some people wonder if this field is too crowded  (We obviously don’t — and we think there’s a huge opportunity for multiple players to provide differentiating experiences).
  • Some specific areas of relevance need improvement (i.e. low coverage terms and stemming).

Now that we have our v1 beta out, we can’t wait to hear more and participate in this exciting space.  Keep the feedback coming!


CrowdEye Launches

June 18, 2009
CrowdEye Launches Innovative Real-Time Social Search Engine
 Find out what all the Twitter is about…


Seattle – June 18, 2009 – CrowdEye today unveiled the beta of its innovative real-time social search engine that provides unique views into what people are talking about on Twitter. CrowdEye’s search results provide relevant, interactive ways to keep a pulse on conversations across the web. Results are built upon tweets on all topics, and allow users to understand what topics and links around the web are being most discussed. In addition to viewing raw tweets and links, CrowdEye provides an innovative time-based view that reveals the history of breaking news, and provides one-click access to viewing any search popularity back in time. “Searching social sites like Twitter opens up new roads to innovation”, said Ken Moss, CEO and co-Founder of CrowdEye. “Traditional search is based on web links, but real-time search provides new challenges and opportunities for innovation. Leveraging the amazing social data from platforms like Twitter allows new scenarios to be built that were impossible until recently.CrowdEye’s new real-time, social search provides users:


  • Social search results from Twitter that displays tweets, popular links, and top tags for every search.
  • Historical views to examine how the conversation around a topic has evolved over time.
  • Powerful query language that allows fine-tuning queries to find the exact topic you’re interested in.


CrowdEye is a new, privately funded started located in the Seattle area that was co-founded by Ken and Becca Moss. Ken has a rich history in the search industry after founding, building and running the Bing search technical team for Microsoft for 5 years.

CrowdEye’s beta service is available immediately at Feedback and suggestions are welcome, and can be mailed to:

Links to Press Articles
Former Softie to take real-time social-search startup public – ZDNet

Microsoft veteran to launch Twitter search engine CrowdEye – TechFlash

Microsoft veteran launches Twitter search engine -cnet

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