Google launches realtime search: Will non-techies use it?

Google rolled out its full realtime search effort with its own page, but you have to wonder how popular the service will become.

Google rolled out its full realtime search effort with its own page, but you have to wonder how popular the service will become among the masses.

For techies, Google's realtime search will be handy to measure the current thoughts of folks when it comes to devices, companies and computing. ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick already wants more toys for power users.

But what about the rest of the world? Certainly, Google will introduce the broader conversation of tweets, Facebook chatter and Google Buzz, but ultimately the average bear will need something of value from the realtime stream.

The most handy item on Google Realtime is the graph at the top showing when a topic spiked. Here's a look at Dell's announcement that it raised its 3Par bid.

However, you get more context from the traditional Google results.

Google's realtime search can be a handy tool and it'll be interesting to see if it garners mass adoption. At the very least, Google has a twist on social media that plays to its strength---search.

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