Back in December 2009, Google launched Google Realtime, a service that displayed trending topics from around the globe on social networking sites. You could search for any topic, and Google would index sites like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and more to display relevant social information.
Today, Google has announced in a tweet that they have shut down the service, and are planning to incroporate real time social searches in Google+ itself.
“We’ve temporarily disabled google.com/realtime. We’re exploring how to incorporate Google+ into this functionality, so stay tuned.” said Google in a tweet.
The specific URL for the realtime service is down, and returns a 404 error when visited. It is unclear how Google would incorporate such a dynamic service into Google+, so stay tuned.