Article first published as Google + Jumpstarts Real Time Search on Technorati.
After Real Time Search was suspended this past July, Google had to continue operating without this feature. However, as soon as Google + was released and started gaining users, they quickly realized it could be used as a Twitter-like feed.
The advantages given by the new social network are an improvement of pre-existing features. Users have realized this as they comment on the G+ main stream about the social network being a “more profound micro-blogging” service, and even, should you want to spend the time, a full blogging space as well. These remarks were made by popular heavy users such as Chris Brogan and Robert Scoble.
This means that since there is more content to pull information from, Real Time Search can now base its queries and results on Google + alone. As described on Mashable, Google + is much more than just sharing, it is also about providing quality content on worldwide instant trends.
Users have also found tons of other uses for the new network, including finding a job. So now for more information, other than just using the “Trending Worldwide” column on TweetDeck or the #TT hashtags on Twitter’s webpage, you can also look for it in real time from active G+ participants.
Although the service is complimentary to Twitter, let’s not forget that Twitter is a micro-blogging service, while G+ is a broader “micro”-blogging one. It would be like reading a headline vs. reading the full story from a user somewhere in the world.
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