Google & Bing to Include Twitter in Search Results
Both Google and Microsoft (Bing) announced last Wednesday that they will begin to integrate Twitter messages into search result pages. Microsoft also said that Bing would soon integrate Facebook updates, but only those made public by account holders. Twitter updates, unless locked by the user, are presumed to be public.
Now, every Twitter update will be indexed in real-time, keeping the social media aspect of worldwide conversations on the Web.
Microsoft executive, Yusuf Mehdi, gave a demo at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco of how Twitter updates (also called “tweets”) would be integrated into search results for Bing. Until now, Bing had only indexed tweets from major celebrities and/or prominent journalists.