Google has recently released a new real-time search option that contains a scrolling list of results that update as new results become available. Don’t worry, this won’t be replacing Google’s standard search results, but it will be eventually be an option you can enable in the sidebar.
Real-time results combines posts from news sources, blogs, and even Twitter to give you an organic, constantly updating stream of information. Google also announced that soon you will see updates from Facebook and Myspace appearing in the real-time search (your information will only show up if your privacy settings permit it).
Here’s an example that shows how the real-time search works. You’ll notice that most of the results are from Twitter, but news and blog posts show up periodically.
At the time of this writing, real-time search wasn’t available under the Show Options tab in my Google results. But hey, this wouldn’t be any fun if you couldn’t try it out for yourself, so click this link to get access to real-time search results.
Think you’ll use real-time results over the standard results? Let us know in the comments.