Google real-time searching unveiled

It seems like Twitter is proving to be a bit of a trendsetter at the moment, with reports suggesting Google is set to announce the Twitter-esque abili

Similar to how Twitter users are able to search tweets for terms in real-time, a secret option uncovered by Ran Geva, founder of search engine Omgili, allows Googlers to limit searches to those indexed minutes or seconds ago.

Geva came across it by first limiting searches to the last day and then making a simple change to the Google URL text to see results from either the last ten minutes or 30 seconds.

It was in May that Google introduced the ability to filter searches by time, but the most recent offered was the past 24 hours.

However, Google co-founder Larry Page did hint at the time that a real-time search to rival Twitter had been on his mind for a while, and something he hoped his team would be able to achieve in the future.

"I have always thought we needed to index the web every second to allow real time search," he said. "At first, my team laughed and did not believe me. With Twitter, now they know they have to do it."

It seems they've finally found a way to make it happen, but when they will officially announce it? Let us know your thoughts of real time searching and how it will benefit Google, below.

Via: Revolution Magazine