Google just announced yesterday that their Search Engine is going real time. News broke on October 21st that Google went into a contract with Twitter to include tweets in their search results. A few days later they had their Social Search as part of their search results. Users would be able to search a topic (or just about anything else!) and see what people were tweeting about it.
From Google themselves:
“Now, immediately after conducting a search, you can see live updates from people on popular sites like Twitter and FriendFeed, as well as headlines from news and blog posts published just seconds before. When they are relevant, we’ll rank these latest results to show the freshest information right on the search results page.”
Even though this move was inevitable, it just goes to show you that Google knows the significance of Real Time web and it’s role in Search. In Google’s own words they announced their partnerships:
So doing a search for a casino here in Las Vegas you might see which hotel rooms are great, which ones stink and which slots are hot!
Check out my screencast below and if you just can’t get enough, google’s explanation video is below it.
Check out this great video from Google: