Google Adds Search Page for Real-time Posts

Aug 27, 2010 1:00 PM PST
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google has added Google Realtime Search, which uses a real-time approach to help find content from sites such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook.

Google's latest rollout pulls messages posted by users of the sites and continuously updates the news feed, which could included new sites, movies or product launches.

Real-time data and search could develop into a billion-dollar market, some say. For instance Google's new offering could mean more ways to selling advertisements on the real-time search page or possibly within search results themselves.

With Google Realtime Search, typing in the term XBIZ resulted in a slew of real-time Tweets about XBIZ articles, XBIZ.net conversations and other adult biz announcements.

A helpful timeline at the top of the page allows surfers to follow real-time updates into the past, in minute-by-minute increments.

Tweets are organized from oldest to newest, helping users trace a Twitter conversation to its source. Other tools include the ability to narrow a search by geography.

And to the delight of many, subscribers to Google Alerts now have the option to receive updates on a particular search topic.

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