Twitter search results on Google are... distracting in a good way

Twitter search results on Google are... distracting in a good way

Summary: When we are hunting for information, recency is relevant. For the past few days, I have been using a Greasemonkey script that displays Twitter search results alongside Google queries. It shows the latest 3 updates from search.twitter.com.

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When we are hunting for information, recency is relevant.

For the past few days, I have been using a Greasemonkey script that displays Twitter search results alongside Google queries. It shows the latest 3 updates from search.twitter.com.

Google is already working with Twitter to include real-time results, but I'm curious to see where they place it. Seeing tweets inline will be what the user looks at first. People always want to know what's going on right now.

Bing is playing ball with Twitter as well, and they already have a better visual design.

But I want Google to implement this on their production servers now. What are they waiting for?

Topics: Google, Browser, Social Enterprise

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  • Twitter blah!

    I hate useless twitter results in my google searches. Sure the topic is touched on but in a mostly meaningless way. It's just wasting time for me to have to look at twitter junk.

    It needs to be configured as an option.

    javajunkie@...
  • RE: Twitter search results on Google are... distracting in a good way

    Twitter + Google = match made in heaven for being overly annoying
    Loverock Davidson