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BingTweets Brings Bing, Twitter Together

Official partnership (with Federated Media thrown in)

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Earlier this month, Bing began to return certain celebrities’ most recent tweets on its main results pages.  Now, a side project has taken the real-time search integration much further, with BingTweets turning up all sorts of Twitter-related info together with a more standard set of search results.

BingTweets, which is in beta, is a result of a partnership between Bing, Federated Media, and Twitter.  The most interesting thing about it is that users can see a constantly-growing list of tweets in which their query term features.

Trending topics are presented and sorted according to the categories of "Popular Now," "People," "Places," or "Products," too.  And users can share their findings through any number of social media sites.

This makes for an informative, if busy-looking, layout.  A post on the Bing Community Search Blog notes, "[W]hen Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince comes out . . . you may want to scan the official reviews, local theater listing, AND the latest Tweets on the movie to help you decide whether to rush to see it.  With BingTweets, you can cover all that ground in one place."

It just remains to be seen if BingTweets will be a more popular way of finding traditional and real-time info than keeping Google open in one tab and Twitter Search open in another.

BingTweets Brings Bing, Twitter Together
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  • Guest

    It’s okay, but Twitter search is better.

  • http://www.glenwoodfin.com SEO

    Anything that helps Bing is a good thing. Google is nearly a monopoly.

    Glen Woodfin

  • Guest

    Infospace also intgrates twitter in searches. Check it out here – http://www.searchenginejournal.com/bingtweets-integrates-twitter-and-bing-search-literally/11878/comment-page-1/#comment-1105812