The Twitter community is weighing in, hot and heavily, on the Microsoft-Yahoo search and online-ad partnership announced by the pair on July 29.
Opinions are running the gamut, from excitement about a stronger potential competitor to Google, to worry over Yahoo's future, to complete disinterest.
Here are a few of of the Microsoft-Yahoo tweets that caught my eye so far:
"Yahoo! Search, powered by Ballmer http://bit.ly/3D6N5j" -- JoeLaz
"Yahoo gives up on search? So what. I want to know if Microsoft gets access to my Flickr and Delicious accounts" -- jrmehle
"So Bing and Yahoo are partners, eh? I'm still waiting for Google and Walmart to merge, so we'll work for Walgle or Goog-mart!" -- brotherpaul
"Hoping new tech news pushes the yahoo/MS search deal off the front page soon -- how long must we hear of this? Call in Ying and be done." -- bikehugger
"What does Bing + Yahoo! mean to me? I won't have to Google "Microsoft search engine" anymore cuz I couldn't remember the name 'Bing.' -- Kneon
"Microsoft is going to power Yahoo search with Bing. A search engine I never use is now part of a search engine I last used 5 years ago" -- MarieBoggsM
"Re: your SearchMonkey, BOSS questions: The process has just started; we'll work w/ MSFT to see what makes sense for us/devs" -- yahoo
"Do You Bing? Why MS/Yahoo Deal is Good for Everybody...Including Google http://bit.ly/blpCn" -- (IBMer and OS/2 survivor) turbotodd
Meanwhile, if you're looking for unturned stones in this deal, here's an interesting take (from my colleague Larry Dignan): Microsoft-Yahoo: Gauging the IT integration risks