The search company has been integrating real-time information into the body of its main search results since last December, after signing deals with Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. This has meant that when somebody searches for a particular topic on Google they have received real-time updates from a variety of social media sites, as well as the usual list of search results.
However, Google has now developed a standalone real-time search engine, which crawls the web for the most up-to-the moment search results, as well continuing to integrate real-time result into its main search results.
The demand for real-time information led to Google, Microsoft’s Bing and Yahoo!, partnering with the likes of Twitter, in order to make their searches more relevant and faster.
‘Google Realtime Search’ can now be accessed via its own web address: www.google.com/realtime