Bing partners with Twitter and Facebook – Google follows with plans for Twitter search

October 21, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Microsoft announced that it is “fully integrating posts from Twitter into the search results of Bing.” Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Online Audience Business, made the announcement on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The Bing Twitter search can see tweets that match a search query listed in pure chronological order, or have the option to see search results in a mode that Mehdi called “best match,” where he explained that Bing’s team will “apply a bunch of our search techniques and relevancy to improve the results.”   A beta version has since launched.  In addition to this, they are also planning on integrating Facebook status updates into Bing results.

Google finding itself in the unusual position of playing defense, now says it, too, has reached an agreement to include Twitter posts in search results. Unlike Microsoft, Google can’t show you a demo today.  So will Google strike a deal with Facebook, too?


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  2. Amy on October 22nd, 2009 4:44 pm

    I can’t believe how popular Twitter has become.

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