FriendFeed has completed its conversion to an entirely realtime service by launching Realtime search. As of now you can type in a search query and see results from right across FriendFeed come up in realtime.
When FriendFeed moved to a realtime feed in April some users resisted the change. Keeping track of incoming items can be much harder as they stream down your screen. Difficult, that is, until you get used to using the handy ‘Pause’ button.
However, few could fail to see the value of realtime search results. Want to monitor what people are saying about anything, as they say it across the whole Social Media landscape? FriendFeed can now do it quickly and stably.
That’s not all – they’ve added a widget to display realtime search results in your own webpage. For example, here’s what people are saying about “Love” right now:
FriendFeed has great plans for developing its search tool. In a blog post the company promises advancements “allowing you to subscribe to saved searches, add them to your friend lists, and even get notifications based on search keywords
Besides being a really awesome spectacle, realtime search will be a huge boon for businesses monitoring what people are saying about their products, journalists monitoring news and much, much, more.