Google has expanded its social search feature to include additional links that appear in the Buzz tab of users’ Google profiles. Users who use Google Buzz have the option to add "connected sites" and post content from these sites publicly on their Google profiles.
Microsoft has released a new update to the Bing app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The app now lets users connect their Facebook and Twitter accounts to see combined status updates from their friends. They’ve also integrated search results from your friends using this data.
This afternoon, Bing will take a big step forward in terms of social search. Yusuf Mehdi, Senior Vice President of the Online Audience Business at Microsoft, announced at SMX Advanced that a Bing site will start to integrate information from Facebook.
Update: A representative for Bing tells WebPronews the "Twitter monetization news will not result in sponsored results appearing in Bing results."
Original Article: Microsoft announced today that Bing now pulls in tweets from Twitter in real-time, in a way that somewhat resembles Google’s real-time search feature.
It’s no secret that Google delivers personalized search results on a user-by-user basis. In fact, software engineer Bryan Horling reportedly said at SMX West in Santa Clara that Google personalizes as much as 20 percent of any user’s web searches, which would be one in five searches. One way that Google personalizes search results is with its social search feature, which it launched in January. At SMX, WebProNews discussed this feature with Google’s Johanna Wright.
If you are one of those people still skeptical about the business uses of social media, you may be interested to know that Google’s Social Search is no longer just an experiment. Though it does have the beta tag on it, it is now mainstream. This is something we’ve all known would come sooner or later, but now it’s here.