Google and MySpace have taken the real-time plunge. This afternoon, Google implemented the MySpace Real-Time Search API, meaning that searchers can now find all sorts of content moments after it's created on the social network.
A MySpace representative wrote in an email to WebProNews, "Beginning today, when users perform a search on Google, publicly available MySpace stream updates will appear in Google's Real-Time search results. The results provide a live snapshot of what our users are thinking and doing as it relates to any given search topic, and results are ranked so that only the freshest and most relevant data appears."
You can see an example of how this works below. As for what sorts of MySpace stream updates are on tap, searchers can expect to come across blog posts, status updates, and photos (again, so long as they're publicly available).
This is an interesting and possibly beneficial move for all involved. Thanks to it, Google and its users will get access to more of the world's information, even as MySpace and its users stand to gain from the additional exposure.
Then here's one other thing worth noting: while Google can now provide its users with updates from both Twitter and MySpace, Facebook still hasn't been brought into the fold.