Google launches real-time search
Google announced Monday the fruits of its earlier deal with Twitter, showing off how it has decided to present real-time Internet content within search results.
Amit Singhal, Google fellow, introduced the real-time section during an event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. “We are here today to announce Google real-time search,” Singhal said, calling it “Google relevance technology meets the real-time Web.”
Twitter search will show the latest matches for a particular search term, but Google wants to do more than sort results by time. “Relevance is the foundation of this product,” Singhal said. “It’s relevance, relevance, relevance.”
Google will build a section called “latest results” into the regular Google search results page that automatically refreshes Internet content from sources like Twitter. Singhal showed off how a search for “Obama” would bring up tweets, Web pages, and other Internet content related to the president as it was generated. At the Web 2.0 conference in October, Google struck a deal with Twitter to get access to the service’s “firehose” of tweets.