Google features instant real-time results

As social networking sites have increased in popularity, Google has launched a new feature that includes live updates from Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, MySpace, Jaiku, and Identi.ca within its search results.

The included results appear in real-time as people are submitting the posts across various social networking sites, news sites or blogs. Usually it takes days for Google to index new information to include in its results but now when you perform a search, you will have the option of viewing a real-time stream of what people are posting at that very instant.

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To view real-time results in Google:

  1. Perform a search
  2. Click on 'Show options...' immediately under your entered search term
  3. Choose 'Latest' from the search options menu to view a full page of live tweets, blogs, news and other web content that constantly updates in Google.

'Latest' results and the new search options are also designed for the iPhone, so you can read what people are saying about a new film while you're waiting in line to buy tickets to see it.

bullet  Watch Google's demo video of this new feature

The power of social networking

Do you use social networking for business or play? Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be powerful business tools if used correctly.


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