There is a new search engine out there that promises to find "everything about your subject for the past two weeks." NowRelevant.com offers a super-simple search interface, and a listing of new, original, and unspammed internet material from exactly 14 days back from the time of your search. The default for results is five days, extendable by the searcher. This is not a search meant to find authoritative results or even the most popular general summary of a topic, such as a Wikipedia article, but only the most recent original internet material on your subject.
Of course, relevancy depends upon what the searcher views as relevant. While NowRelevant.com may be ideal for marketers looking for topics and words with the heaviest current internet traffic, it could also be a quick way to see a wide variety of views on a current "hot topic" in the news media, or helpful postings about something time-sensitive in its relevancy, like "new law students" at this time of the year. Much more about NowRelevant.com, including a comparison with Google's new advanced search limit-by-date feature, can be found in an article by Avi Rappoport, published this week at Information Today.
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