When Google’s deal with Twitter expired last month (they simply couldn’t agree to terms), Google stopped their real-time search feature altogether. Even though Google’s real-time search had consisted of Google Buzz posts, public Facebook Page updates, Google News feeds, blogs and more, Google killed it.
But now that Google+ is alive and running, Google plans on bringing back real-time search. So, let’s review. Google obviously understood how important Twitter is to real-time journalism. After all, they’ve broken every recent news story faster than any other online, not to mention traditional, media outlet as of late.
But, now they must think that Google+ is getting big enough to carry real-time on its social media back.