28 Oct 2011

The Guardian Launches Twitter-Based Search Bot

Users can search for content on The Guardian‘s website by tweeting a question or keyword(s) to @GuardianTagBot. The bot will immediately tweet back a link to a search results page on guardian.co.uk.
For example, users could tweet, “@GuardianTagBot latest Occupy Wall Street news?” to pull up related stories in reverse chronological order (pictured below).
Essentially, it’s a faster way to get the news you’re looking for (on The Guardian, at least) from Twitter.
In an introductory post, Nina Lovelace, content development manager at the Guardian Group, warned users that TagBot was a search tool, and that it would struggle with personal queries such as “Will you marry me?”
“It’s not Siri,” she wrote.

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