Google Disables Realtime Search

6.7.11

After a 2 year long partnership with Twitter and other companies, Google has temporarily pulled the plug on the social network-infused Google Realtime Search which displayed the latest tweets and Facebook postings.



Google confirmed the news tweeting, "We've temporarily disabled google.com/realtime. We're exploring howto incorporate Google+ into this functionality, so stay tuned" from its @googlerealtime Twitter account.
 
The results were quietly removed from Google on July 2 as Google's deal with Twitter came to an end. 
 
Posted via Twitter


While Twitter provided the majority of content found on Google Realtime Search, Google also included sites like Facebook, Google News, MySpace, FriendFeed, Quora, and Gowalla

Google added, "While we will not have access to this special feed from Twitter, information on Twitter that's publicly available to our crawlers will still be searchable and discoverable on Google."
 
The alternative for users are now mainly focused on Microsoft Bing's Social Search that continues to incorporate real-time results Tweets.

10 comments:

Spader said...

I love Realtime search.

I dont really wanna use the bing one. I dont like Bing..

Zach said...

Never used it personally so I can't say I will miss it.

non-observant said...

Don't think I ever used it. Although they mentioned google+ so that's where they're going.

Mr. Cactus said...

I wont miss this feature.

phosports said...

real time?
i have never used it

Kingmush said...

Glad. I thought the real time feature with Twitter was stupid. Sure you could see trending topics sort of like a real time memeseach, but it was pointless and annoying to see everyone's stupid and "trying-to-be-clever" tweets about certain issues. Pretty excited for Google+ and can't wait to see how it'll be implemented.

animestan said...

I'm in the same boat as some of the people above. I've never heard or noticed realtime and even if I did know of it, I don't think I would have put it to use effectively.

A said...

Realtime was interesting, and I did use it at one time to track people's reaction to an earthquake, but I wouldn't have even noticed its absence (to be honest) if you hadn't mentioned it.

Alessandro said...

was a cool idea, we will get it back into google+ anyways.

GENETICS said...

This feature was the shit!

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