If there’s one odd part about Google+ it’s the fact that true search has taken a while to come to the service. It wasn’t long ago that we got wind of searchable hashtags inside of the service, but the newest features seem to be above and beyond, in terms of use.

TNW reader and Miio founder Richard Lusk tipped us to the fact that, after a search, he was seeing a new box for Trends over on the right hand side of the page.

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What’s interesting, though, is that the new features go deeper than just showing trends. If you dig around a bit further, you’ll also see that you can now filter your search results to show you what everyone is saying, just your circles, or what you’ve said about a subject.

Screen Shot 2011 11 18 at 9.11.25 AM 520x99 Google+ adds Trending topics for discovery and Filtering to search resultsWhen it comes down to a matter of being useful, both of these are huge steps from the Google+ team. It’s interesting to note, however, that some commenters on Lusk’s post are saying that this is the death of Twitter, at least for their own use. But it’s also notable that more than a few people are asking for Google+ to add the Trends results to the main page, which would lead us to believe that people are really starting to look for more topics with which to interact on the service.

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