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This article was published on December 14, 2010

Google Realtime gets a page refresh. Cleaner display and Top updates featured.

Google Realtime gets a page refresh. Cleaner display and Top updates featured.
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Brad McCarty

A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

If you’re a fan of Google Realtime, you’re going to love this. The search modifier, which looks across social media sites for updates in “real time” has gotten a completely clean new look that makes data easier to decipher:

As you can see above, the trend display has been moved over to the right side of the page. Located there, instead of directly below the search box, it’s in a handy-to-read place, but doesn’t overtake the results. Oh, and speaking of results, there’s a Top Updates feature on that right side too which is meant to display the most relevant results for your query.

As our society shifts more toward instant-communication, Google’s Realtime option is bringing about some great changes. We like the new results, and the clean look just goes to focus on them more highly.