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Google flexes its muscles: Enter the Real-Time web

Google search has taken a giant leap forward -- they are now integrating real time, streaming results precisely when you want them. Searching for trending topics is actually kind of fun now.
Written by Garett Rogers, Inactive on

Google search has taken a giant leap forward -- they are now integrating real time, streaming results precisely when you want them. Searching for trending topics is actually kind of fun now.

Eariler in the year, Google partnered with Twitter, and this appears to be the end result. Bing is also sporting twitter data, but Google's implementation is far more valuable to the end user. As Google puts it, they are bringing relevance to real-time search.

Do you want to see what it's like? Well, that's easy, just click here to search for "Tiger Woods" and you will be immediately shown real time results since the query is certainly a trending topic at the moment.

In contrast to Bing, I can't find any real time results about Tiger -- the most recent result is 35 minutes old. I don't know how to find twitter updates about Tiger Woods by doing a real Bing search -- it seems you have to use Bing's separate twitter search page.

What do you think of Google's new real-time features?

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