Located at www.google.com/realtime, the service shows results from typed queries in a continuously updating, scrolling news feed. The site is a standalone equivalent of hitting the “update” button on the left-hand rail of Google's regular query results page.
On its official blog, Google said the site offers such new tools as geo-targeting of news and discussions on topics related to a particular locale, and a conversations view to browse a timeline of tweets to see how the discussion evolved.
Last year, Google added real-time results from Twitter to its main search page, and earlier this summer Microsoft's Bing search engine began offering a social function that returned hot topics posted on Twitter and Facebook. Yahoo Search also shows Twitter results in its main search.