Google is digging deeper into real-time search, with a new search page that displays only results from timely sources, like updates from Twitter and other social networks.
Google is the default search engine for most people searching most topics. But as the real-time Web has exploded, other search engines, like Twitter’s and Bing, have become more useful for breaking news topics. Now, Google is trying to catch up.
Take earthquakes, for instance. To learn about the science of earthquakes or the movie “Earthquake,” many people would go to Google. But when they feel a rumble while sitting on their couch, many go to Twitter instead to see if others are reporting the same thing.
At google.com/realtime, people will be able to search for those seconds-ago reports from Twitter as well as Buzz, Facebook, Friendfeed, MySpace, Jaiku and Identi.ca.
From The New York Times
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