Monthly Archives: December 2009

Real-Time Spam from Google Real-Time Search

Google started including real-time search results from various social media sources (e.g. Twitter feed, Facebook fan pages, etc.) into its normal search results a few days ago. Outspoken Media began playing with the new feature and discovered some alarming results. Fighting Spam, Scams & Malware, the popular URL-shortening service and the default shortener on Twitter, announced that it is enhancing its ability to detect spam, scams, phishing and malware in an effort to disable any such shortened URLs.