Google Adds Facebook, MySpace to Search Results

GoogleLogo.jpgGoogle did some social networking at its search event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, announcing that it will include real-time results from Facebook public pages—usually Fan Pages—as well as from MySpace pages.

As far as Facebook, Google vice president of search product and user experience Marissa Mayer said, as reported by TechCrunch, “Facebook will be providing us with a feed of updates from public profile pages, also known as Facebook pages.”

The MySpace data will be available to anyone using the MySpace Developer Platform, according to TechCrunch, and all publicly available data on MySpace will be available to Google users within seconds.

MySpace chief product officer Jason Hirschhorn said:

Through comments, status updates and activities, our millions of global users are constantly socializing around the content that matters most to them. This constant activity creates a stream of information that provides a snapshot of what our users are saying and doing at any particular moment in time: a pulse of pop culture. Until today, that rich stream of user interaction and expression has not been publicly available or searchable.

Today we’re excited to announce the availability of a new search innovation that pushes the publicly available updates from our users to anyone using the MySpace Developer Platform in real time, and that Google will be the first partner to implement MySpace real-time results as part of its Real Time Search initiative.

The Google partnership brings your search results to life with a dynamic stream of real-time content from across the Web. When searching Google, you’ll soon see live updates from MySpace users, as well as headlines from news and blog posts that have been published within seconds. All of these updates will be ranked to show the freshest, most relevant results related to what you’re looking for.

Here’s how it works: When users search for a particular topic on Google, they will see MySpace users’ real-time updates about photos, videos, moods and other content seamlessly integrated alongside traditional search results. These results make the search experience more relevant for Google’s users while allowing MySpace to build on its vision of an open social Web.