I got really interested by last days news about the possibility to refine google searches specifying a date, and I made use of this new powerful instrument both for work and personal queries, looking for latest comments on press news or even software/hardware updates and releases.
While waiting for “timed search” to become a standard I integrated it on Chromium ( Google Chrome users can follow this quick guide too ), to gain a faster access to it and make this tool an every hour companion for working. If you want to see the results, please jump to gallery.
Set up the new Search Engine
The procedure I followed is the same as creating a new search engine, so just right-click on the address bar and select Edit search engines , then click on add and fille the three fields with the following values:
- Name : Google Real Time
- Keyword : rt
- Url : http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbo=1&tbs=qdr:h,sts:1&q=%s
After confirming the new search engine by clicking on ok, check that Google Real Time is present on your Other Search Engines list then close the dialog and start using it like any other search engine shortcut.
Real Time usage
Try typing rt on your chromium address bar and pressed tab on your keyboard to activate the search engine. Now type anything you want to search in real time and press return or click the arrow.
The address I used in this example for the search engine was calibrated to look for news newer then 1h. If you want to change this time you can hack the url anytime with the value that better suits your needings.
For example, if you want to see only last 5 minutes results you can use following url. For more examples and explanations on how to hack your timed results please have a look at omgili blog