Google real-time search adds Facebook status updates

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Public status updates from Facebook Pages now in Google’s real-time search. The new features will be rolling out in the next few days –this time is just available globally in English. “Relevance meets the real-time web,” Google says.

The key thing to remember, however, is that Google has much more limited access to Facebook’s real-time data than its competitor, Bing. Microsoft has deeper ties to the social network, as an investor in Facebook and as a search provider for the site. Microsoft has the ability to index public status updates, while Google’s access is limited to updates from Pages, which are vehicles for marketing rather than personal content.

[via VentureBeat]

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