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Bing Sprinkles Tweets into Search Results


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Engine Land

Bing is now displaying Twitter results for select users that it deems to be "prominent and prolific." Relevant Tweets will appear in search results, as will a link to "see more Tweets" from the same user.

The data is fed to Bing via Twitter's API and is not the result of a liaison with Twitter, Search Engine Land points out.

Bing's decision to incorporate real-time Twitter results into search speaks to growing interest among search engines to compete with the microblogging site for up-to-the-moment news and data. Internet Explorer 8 launched with real-time social search features, Google Wave integrates components of Twitter and other platforms into its search results, and one independent engine, Topsy, determines the value of real-time discussions based on how often they're repeated — or, in Twitter terminology, "retweeted."

Social network Facebook has also incorporated a real-time search terracing feature.

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