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Topsy Announces Video Search

March 16, 2011

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We are excited to announce Topsy Video Search - a great tool to search and discover real-time videos from the social web.

Topsy Video search extends topsy’s socially ranked search technology to videos. The new video search works similarly to other Topsy’s search tools, where the search results will appear ranked based on several factors, including Topsy Influence, showing you the most popular and influential videos first.

Topsy trending videos provides the top 100, 1000, 5000 videos for each day in a chronological stream. as with other topsy trends (web, tweet, photo) trending videos are the most popular videos shared by influential users within the first 24 hours of their release.

In light of the recent events across the world; the revolutions in the middle east and earthquake in japan, these videos shared by people who are on-site provide the coverage that many times is better than what news channel can provide.





We’ve been having fun with it for the last few weeks and now it’s time for the rest of you to join in. Try out some of our favorite searches:

Current Events:
http://topsy.com/s?type=video&q=japan
http://topsy.com/s?type=video&q=%23algeria
http://topsy.com/s?type=video&q=tsunami


Checkout videos being shared from SXSW:
http://topsy.com/s?type=video&q=sxsw


Checkout some popular TED videos:
http://topsy.com/s?type=video&q=TED

Trending Videos:


If you find cool photo searches, let us know by tweeting @Topsy

To access video results via the Topsy API, simply add type=video to your request. For example you can search for egypt videos using – http://otter.topsy.com/search.txt?q=egypt&type=video

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