Some time ago there was an advanced type of Google search, accessible via left panel (more search tools and time period limiting). The results of latest was almost realtime, and there was an autoupdater (new statuses were printed at top).

Now I can't find this feature. How can I do a realtime Twitter search? The search.twitter.com asks me to refresh:

 8 more results since you started searching. Refresh to see them.
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    I remember reading that Google had to stop the twitter searches... Although I could be wrong... Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 17:20
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    @Kyle is right. This isn't available anymore; the agreement has expired and won't be renewed in its current form: dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=22070
    – Shinrai
    Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 17:27
  • As for realtime searches, plenty of 3rd party clients do that. (I won't post an answer because this question isn't really ontopic for SU.)
    – Shinrai
    Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 17:28

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Google "canceled" their Twitter realtime search recently: http://blog.tweetsmarter.com/twitter-search/google-contract-with-twitter-expires-suspends-realtime-search/

Maybe they want to "push" Google+? ;)

  • As I understand it, it was a contractual issue. Though I doubt any such decision between two such behemoths could be boiled down to such simplistic conditions. Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 17:54
  • So, what realtime twitter search with autoupdate (push) can you recommend?
    – osgx
    Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 18:07

You can do this with TweetDeck. Create a custom column for your search and it will update in real time.

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