Google Real-Time Search Deal Powered By Twitter Expires.

We were getting pretty settled in with seeing real-time updates alongside more traditional search results in Google over the past month. While the results weren’t too terribly useful all that often, it often led us onto more adventurous quests across the web. But no more. Google’s licensing agreement with Twitter to pull real-time tweets has expired today, July 5th, 2011.
When contacted by Search Engine Land, Google responded saying that while real-time tweets are now gone, older, crawled tweets will still be searchable.

While we will not have access to this special feed from Twitter, information on Twitter that’s publicly available to our crawlers will still be searchable and discoverable on Google.

As for other features such as social search, they will continue to exist, though without Twitter data from the special feed.

Unsurprisingly, Google has stated that they intend to have more real-time results in the near future powered by their recently launched Google+ service as well as many other different sources around the web including Twitter tweets, Google News links, Google Blog Search links, Newly created web pages, Freshly updated web pages, FriendFeed updates, Jaiku updates, updates, TwitArmy updates, Google Buzz posts, MySpace updates, Facebook fan page updates, Quora, Gowolla, Plixi, Me2day and Twitgoo

Twitter meanwhile added their own thoughts.

Since October 2009, Twitter has provided Google with the stream of public tweets for incorporation into their real-time search product and other uses. That agreement has now expired. We continue to provide this type of access to Microsoft, Yahoo!, NTT Docomo, Yahoo! Japan and dozens of other smaller developers. And, we work with Google in many other ways.

Via: SearchEngineLand