This Hack Lets You Use Google for Real-Time Search

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Techrocket9

I have made a link that checks for pages updated within the last min. It searches for pages with any of the 32 most common English words. Use it with Firefox Reloadevery set to 5 sec to monitor the web! Go to:

http://tr.im/track_the_internet

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An army of pacifists can be defeated by one man with the will to fight.

 

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Techrocket9

Why on Earth wasn't this discovered earlier?

 

 

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An army of pacifists can be defeated by one man with the will to fight.

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minimumBS

 

... it really isn't discovered now, either.

So we can adjust the query string to look at what happened 30 seconds ago.  BFD.  That doesn't mean that news will get to us 30 seconds after it happens.  It still has to be reported and then fed into Google's search system, which in the case of ordinary web pages and blogs means waiting for Google to crawl to the web page and index it and include it in the search, and then rank it and blah blah blah.    This is probably why Google hasn't made the query hack more prominent knowledge... it exposes more limitations in Google's search methodology than it offers as enhancements.   Some news sites which are either crawled more frequently or which have a direct feed into Google News might show up in results, but to think that adjusting the query string is going to get you searching the web quicker is just silly... and for anyone to assert that's what the query string is doing....  to me that sounds like Maximum BS.

 

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