Google has just released a new search page dedicated to real-time results — those posts that come in typically from Twitter. They’re rolling it out, as they do with all innovations. But if you’re keen, you can get to it via http://www.google.com/realtime?esrch=RealtimeLaunch::Experiment. When it’s otherwise available to you, it will be reachable at http://www.google.com/realtime.
One nice feature is the ability to restrict your results by geography. Thus, for example, I was able to see what people in Canada were saying about the floods in Pakistan. And, as Google suggests, it might be handy to find out what’s going on in a town you’re visiting.