Twitter Preparing Major Search Overhaul
If you’ve ever used Twitter’s search engine, you know it can be a little hit-and-miss. It usually returns good results – especially if you’ve got a specific hashtag or trending topic in mind. Sometimes, though, finding a tweets on a topic that you want is a little tricky. That may be about to change.
Last night Pankaj Gupta, head of Twitter’s Personalization and Recommender Systems Group, tweeted that big changes would be coming to Twitter’s search and discovery today. He congratulated the team responsible for the change and suggested they “enjoy the enormity” of the changes:
Search & discovery in @twitter set to change forever after tmrw. Team – congrats and enjoy the enormity of ur impact few understand today!
Gupta didn’t comment further except to express happiness at having made the front page of Techmeme:
Hey @cpen! You owe me lunch. Told you I could get on Techmeme.
There’s no indication of exactly what these changes will involve or when they’ll go live, but clearly they’re pretty major. We’ll update you once more information is available.