The world’s leading Web search engines announced plans to search the “real-time Web.” This includes new versions of search tools.
A pilot version, called Social Search, will appear from Google Labs within a month. This may also allow search across other Web services to which a user subscribes. (Here is one description of a live demo)
Bing, Microsoft’s Web search service, also announced a deal with Twitter, in addition to one with Facebook. For Facebook, Bing users will be able to search Facebook users’ public updates. For Twitter, Bing now features a Twitter search tool of its own, including a search of recent tweets, along with a separate breakout of leading Web links included in tweets.
One Bing leader calls this “Bing Wave 2.”
Another result: Twitter’s status has ratcheted upwards, by being included in the world’s dominant search service.