We had been shouting in the dark that Google and Bing Search are too slow. Seems like Both search leaders have woken-up to it and they are going RealTime with Twitter.
Microsoft announced back in June that it will add live updates from micro-blogging service Twitter to its search engine: Bing. However, it is now ready for going live, details described here. Following that, Google too announced plans for live Twitter updates integration in its search engine.
Microsoft mentioned about its public access to public Twitter feed and also got Bing Twitter search beta; only for U.S. residents as of now. Google promised to roll out Twitter integration in its search engine “in the coming months”.
Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft’s online services group, said, “We are going to get access to all of the public Twitter information in real time.” Bing will also get the Facebook status feed at a later date. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook, said, “We are giving Bing a feed of data made open to everyone. No money exchanged hands. We are not trying to make money on data.”
Bing Twitter search grabs text of a Twitter update and any shortened links with it. However, Bing-Twitter search throws up results after indexing only a week’s Twitter updates. However, good part is Protected and deleted Twitter updates won’t be displayed into Bing-Twitter search.
Evan Williams and Biz Stone, founders of Twitter, had acquired Summize.com to integrate the search engine to show it as Twitter Search. A few months later, we get to see real-time content pulled into mainstream search. There is one clear conclusion, Twitter holds the Key.
Though there is one major concern: Mass SPAM. A new kind of Twitter attack can bring down the quality of Search result, Everywhere.
On the positive side, if there’s a Twitter update: Apple Releases new iPhone 4G Lineup .. Google and Bing will have those instantly.