Google’s real-time search

Google has unveiled its long awaited real-time search function, announcing that it has partnered with MySpace and FriendFeed to provide the service, along with Twitter.

Entering keywords into search now means that it will display whats being said about the subject on twitter, MySpace and FriendFind.  You can see an example of how it works below

Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, said: “Our real-time search features are based on more than a dozen new search technologies that enable us to monitor more than a billion documents and process hundreds of millions of real-time changes each day.

“Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our new partners that we’re announcing today: Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and — along with Twitter, which we announced a few weeks ago.”

Microsoft’s Bing has already introduced a beta version of real time search, using Twitter.