The Twitter partnership that Google had to power its real-time search will be discontinued and instead, powered by Google+ in its latest move to push the social network.
Google has recently disabled the Google Realtime feature as the contract had expired. The expiration coincides with the roll out of its own social network, dubbed Google+, which will begin to be parsed for real-time data.
We've temporarily disabled google.com/realtime. We're exploring how to incorporate Google+ into this functionality, so stay tuned, the real-time team Tweeted today.
Twitter entered into a relationship with Google in October 2009, and that expired on July 2, meaning Google no longer has access to a special feed that allows it to show up to date tweets in its search engine.
The real-time search has access to a number of other sources, including Facebook and Myspace, but Twitter was the primary source of the updates, but Google+ wil become more prominent in these results.
Our vision is to have google.com/realtime include Google+ information along with other realtime data from a variety of sources, Google said.
Since the launch last week, Google has generated plenty of buzz.
Google+ is a new social networking made by the search giant to combat Facebook's monopoly on the market. It launched last week to a select few and has half-opened as an invite only service to the rest of the world -- though due to increased demand Google has at points shut down the invite option.
The service adds a host of new features including integrated group video chat and Google Circles -- a new feature that allows user's to curate their friends list arranging them into categories.