Google Places for Local Search Twenty percent of all searches now done on Google are local searches. By that we mean people are typing in “Steak Restaurants Chicago”, or “Cupcakes Solvang California.” People are adding a local qualifier to their searches.
What is Twitter? Twitter lets you send a 140-character message, or “tweet”, where anyone can read it, though it will only be sent directly to those who have chosen to “follow” you. Tweets can be received or sent from web based browsers and mobile phones and other multimedia devices.