follow search

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follow search is a reader search feature implemented by at least Twitter that similar to follow, shows new posts in the reader that match the search criteria, independent of author.

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Starting around 2017-08-25, Twitter introduced "Follow search" as a button and UI prompt to some users.

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Stay Informed prompt

When first shown to the user, a UI prompt is provided that explains the feature a bit and provides multiple "Follow search" buttons:


Hashtag follow search UI prompt - from https://twitter.com/hashtag/newbase60

2017-08-25-twitter-search-stay-informed.png


Conditional OR follow search UI prompt - from https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=newbase60%20OR%20newbase64

2017-08-25-twitter-search-informed-or.png


Follow Search button

At some point the UI prompt no longer shows up on search results, leaving only the "Follow search" button near the top - from https://twitter.com/hashtag/indieweb?f=tweets&vertical=default

2017-08-25-twitter-search-follow.png


If you click the "Follow Search" button it is inverted and turns into a "Following search" button:

2017-08-25-twitter-search-following.png


Hovering over the button turns it red and changes the text to "Unfollow search"


Brainstorming

follow search webaction

In a system where different services perform posting, search, and reading services, "Follow Search" would make sense as a webaction that a search service could provide that the user's browser could delegate to their preferred reader service, perhaps on their own site.

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