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Google Now Includes MySpace Status Updates in Real-Time Search Results

MySpace and Google just announced that starting today, status updates from MySpace users will appear in Google’s real-time search. MySpace announced its real-time Stream API in December and Google launched its real-time search feature just a day before the MySpace announcement. While Google was one of MySpace’s launch partners (together with OneRiot), it took Google until today to include MySpace updates in its real-time search.

Currently, Twitter dominates Google’s real-time search results, though Google also includes updates from FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca in its search results. Google also has a deal with Facebook to show status updates from groups, companies and celebrities in its real-time search results, though Google isn’t exposing these yet.

Will these Status Updates be Useful?

Starting today, updates from MySpace users will appear in Google’s real-time search results on the default search results page. Users will also be able to see these updates by selecting the latest and updates mode in Google’s search options bar.

On average, MySpace users don’t tend to share as many links as Twitter users, so it remains to be seen how useful these MySpace status updates will be for Google users. For now, Google doesn’t offer its users the ability to filter real-time searches by source.

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