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MySpace Status Updates in Google Search

Mike Jones, co-president of the less-talked about social networking site MySpace today announced that, updates of all MySpace users will now appear in the Google’s real time search results.

Right now, Google pulls most of its real time search results from Twitter, Google Buzz & Friendfeed. But now that MySpace has also joined the party, its pretty obvious that Google will eventually try to get everyone to open up their data stream for Google’s real time search efforts.

ReadWriteWeb points out that MySpace users don’t usually share as many links as any typical Twitter user. So in my opinion including MySpace into Google’s real time search will not bring any extra value to the searchers. Searchers are usually looking for answers and not ‘conversations’. Twitter is great for Google’s Real-time search as tweets contains valuable links that can help the searcher to find what they are looking for. MySpace users tend to be more into entertainment & music and often looked at as a social network for younger population.

MySpace Status Updates in Google Real-Time Search Results

For certain terms, Google real-time search stream appears automatically. But to see real-time search results for any particular query, you can go to google.com, click on Show Options & select updates from the left hand menu. This will basically show you all real-time updates from various sources for the given query.

Myspace Updates - Google Real Time Search

Filter Real-Time Updates based on Services

If you wish to just see the real-time updates of one particular service (e.g. myspace.com) you can use the site:domain.com operator next to your keyword.

So to see all the updates regarding “chinese new year” in myspace, go to the Google’s update page and search for – Chinese New Year site:myspace.com

Google Real Time Search Filter

So do you think adding MySpace updates in Google’s Realtime search will bring any ‘real’ value to the searchers?


So, what do you think ?