Google Launches Real-Time Search
9th December: Google real time search: Google Goggles is a big hit with users. Google has come out with a new real-time search feature obviously to end the monopoly Microsoft Bing currently enjoys over real-time search that fetches results from social networking sites and blogs.
Unlike another search engine from Microsoft, ie:Bing, Google’s real-time search feature is incorporated on the regular search result page. Plus, Google’s new real time product covers results from latest updates from blogs and news services besides Tweets.
Once you activate the feature from the Google Trends page, you’ll have a small window showing up about halfway down the results page.
By contrast the real-time search on Bing is embedded on a separate page: Bing.com/twitter
Another striking feature of the new product is that it allows you to see the older results even when a new result comes in. In other words, Google’s real-time results window doesn’t bounce back to the top every time a new results turns up.
Unlike Bing, Google’s real-time product doesn’t yield relevant results for any query you key in the search box, since there may hardly be any stuff of real-time relevance for all queries on most days.
Most recent tweets, top shared links on Twitter, links related to the query are arranged in different sections on the real-time window.
Google Search: MySpace and Facebook Deals
That’s not all, though. Google’s announced that they’ve inked partnerships with both Facebook [Facebook] and MySpace [MySpace] to pull in data in real-time. For Facebook, that means public Facebook Pages, and for MySpace, it means any stream data that is publicly available. This is on top of the partnership that the company announced with Twitter back in October.