Google search goes ‘real time,’ adds Twitter, Facebook, MySpace feeds

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Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The internet search engine company on Monday began adding real-time results to its search engine, channeling feeds from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other fresh content into responses to queries. Photograph by: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images files

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The internet search engine company on Monday began adding real-time results to its search engine, channeling feeds from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other fresh content into responses to queries. Photograph by: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images files

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google on Monday began adding real time results to its search engine, channeling feeds from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other fresh content into responses to queries.

“We are here today to announce Google real-time search,” Google fellow Amit Singhal said at a press event held near the firm’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

“Users will get results on results page as they are being produced out there. This is the first time ever that a search engine has integrated the real-time web into the results page.”

Twitter messages and other fresh content streamed into a box on Google’s main search page in a demonstration of the new feature, which will be rolled out at all English-language search sites in the coming days.

Google is planning to incorporate real time search in other languages beginning early next year, according to Singhal.

Online social-networking rivals MySpace and Google will be providing feeds of all public updates made by users.

“MySpace and Facebook users can decide what they want to see offered at Google,” said Google vice-president of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer.

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