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Twitter Getting More Integrated with Search

Save Searches, and See Results on Home Page

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Twitter is working on integrating search into its interface more than it has been since it began featuring the search feature on the home page. It’s only in the testing stage for a select few users at this point, but in the future, if you perform a Twitter search, the results will show up right on your home page instead of a different page altogether.

Twitter Search Results on Home PageSince this was announced on April 1st, I had to determine whether it was an April fools joke or not, but it appears to be a legitimate piece of news.

"We went back to the original sketch and made everything far more awesome," says Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. The sketch he’s referring to was posted when Twitter first acquired Summize, which ultimately became Twitter’s search feature.

Twitter Search Sketch

"This way of experiencing search is aligned with Twitter’s simple approach," says Stone. "By default, the tweets you see on your home page are from sources of information that you have curated over time—in other words, the accounts you chose to follow. When you search, you’re asking for any tweets that contain the word or phrase you’re interested in right now."

A new feature has been added to Twitter search as well. You will be able to save searches for ones you perform on a regular basis. This will simply place the term in your sidebar, making it easily accessible.

There’s no date set for when the changes will go into effect for the masses, but Stone says  they’re collecting a little more feedback and will get them out as soon as possible. He says the technical infrastructure to support it is mostly in place.

Twitter Getting More Integrated with Search
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  • http://www.friendswhocare.us Susan

    This is exciting news. Many of my subscribers currently won’t follow me on Twitter because they don’t want to spend time looking for my few tweets. Having a search capability like this would really help.

    Thanks for letting us know about what’s in the works at Twitter.

  • http://www.cosmeticdentistinverness.co.uk Dave Naisby

    Twitter search is very useful indeed but when oh when will they fix the picture upload bug?

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