Google’s real-time search has a new perk. It’s launching a timeline of archived Twitter messages organised by topics. The real-time search engine already pulled in tweets as well as Facebook and MySpace updates.
This new service allows you to see when Twitter activity peaked with tweets related to your topic search. When you click on a particular day which has the most tweets related to your topic, you will then see a scrolling list of the individual tweets of that day. For now the service has only archived the tweets back to February of this year but their plan is to surface tweets as far back of March 2006, when Twitter was launched.
To try it, go on Google’s search page, select ‘options’ and then click on ‘updates’, you will then see the timeline updates for your chosen topic.
This new service is a brilliant way of keeping track of what has been said, by whom and when, around the world and never loose a bit of it.
It will be a very useful tool to know what the world is really concerned about!