Today is Google overload day. First we had Google Goggles and a new version of Google Maps appear on the Android Market and now we have real-time search results from our favorite search engine. Google revealed all these new programs during a special event at the Computer History Museum today.
Users can now see live results from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and a host of other new sources when performing a search. The feature just went live today and it is still being rolled out to Google accounts. The new search is also reported to be available on iPhone and Android, but I have been unable to test it (I don’t have it yet).
As soon as the real-time search goes live on my phone, I will upload some screens.
From the Official Google Blog:
Our real-time search features are based on more than a dozen new search technologies that enable us to monitor more than a billion documents and process hundreds of millions of real-time changes each day. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our new partners that we’re announcing today: Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca – along with Twitter, which we announced a few weeks ago.
Click on “Latest results” or select “Latest” from the search options menu to view a full page of live tweets, blogs, news and other web content scrolling right on Google. You can also filter your results to see only “Updates” from micro-blogs like Twitter, FriendFeed, Jaiku and others. Latest results and the new search options are also designed for iPhone and Android devices when you need them on the go, be it a quick glance at changing information like ski conditions or opening night chatter about a new movie – right when you’re in line to buy tickets.