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December 07, 2009

Google Launches Real Time Search

Google's main aim is to create the most comprehensive, relevant and fast search in the world, and it has succeeded in doing it.

Google has launched the real time search results by integrating its web search with the social networking websites - Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca. Now see the real time updates by the people using the social networking sites like Twitter, FriendFeed etc as well as the headlines from news and blogs, in Google web search results.

Real Time Search Explained

Real time means what is happening at this moment and when it comes to search, it implies what are people doing at this moment, and what is happening right now in regard to a particular topic.

Due to the social media sites like Twitter, this has become possible, and Google has now started showing the integrated search results with the latest updates from the people in real time.

The image shows the integration of the websearch results with the latest in the real world via social networking

Image 1 Google Real Time Search

From now on, Google will feature the dynamic stream of real-time content from across the web. You can now immediately see the live updates from people on popular sites like Twitter and FriendFeed, as well as headlines from news and blog posts published just seconds before. The updates will be ranked as per the freshness and relevancy.

Some Basic Questions that comes in Mind

Why Real Time Search?
Google's Real Time Search will enable you to discover the breaking news the moment it's happening, even if it's not the popular news of the day, and even if you didn't know about it beforehand.

How to view full page of live tweets?
Go to search options menu and click on "Latest results" or select "Latest", you will be able to view a full page of live tweets, blogs, news and other web content scrolling right on Google.

Can I filter my results?
Yes you can filter your results and can see only "Updates" from micro-blogs like Twitter, FriendFeed, Jaiku and others.

These features will be available globally in the next few days in English. The latest results are also available for iPhone and Android devices.

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Ollie said...

Absolutely amazing.