My latest contribution to VoceNation that might also be interesting to readers here explores the need for search that indexes not only the status updates on Twitter and elsewhere but also the pages that people link to:

It’s all well and good to know what the conversation is on micro-blogs and status networks. But with so many of those status updates and short posts including links to blog posts and news stories it’s going to be increasingly important that the search functionality on those networks go deep into those links so that, if we’re monitoring a keyword or phrase, we can see who’s linking to stories containing that phrase even if they don’t include it in their update.

Read the whole thing here.