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Google Goes Real-Time

Oh, fantastic. Now there'll be no escaping Twitter (where you can follow RCPU here). Google has gone real-time in search, which means Tweets will start popping up on standard Google search pages.

Hooray! No longer do we have to actually go to Twitter to see some shut-in's political rant or know how hot some 14-year-old girl thinks Tom Brady is. Those tweets might very well pop up if we search for, say, "senate primary" or "New England Patriots." (Right now, nobody knows quite where the Patriots are...but we digress.)

OK, seriously, we know that real-time search is a breakthrough and a massive coup for Google. But if it really does start throwing inane Tweets and Facebook posts into our searches, we might end up moving over to Bing after all.

Oh yeah, also on the search front, Microsoft and Yahoo have finalized their search contract.

How excited are you about real-time search? If you care, send your thoughts to lpender@rcpmag.com.

Posted by Lee Pender on 12/07/2009 at 1:22 PM


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