Wow, this is going to be HUGE, Google has just announced that real-time Google search will be going LIVE officially in couple days with Twitter updates and others like Facebook updates:
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 Identi.ca — along with Twitter, which we announced a few weeks ago.
The new features will be rolling out in the next few days and will be available globally in English. You can try them out today by visiting Google Trends and clicking on a “hot topic,” which in most cases will bring you to a search results page with the new real-time feature.
I think this is definitely going to put some more importance on Twitter in terms of search and how many more people will be able to “search” Twitter using Google search.
My only worries is that Twitter spammers don’t flood the real-time search results and that we will have to see how Google will be handling it.
Also see this great video that shows you how big this will be: