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Bing And Twitter – A Match Made In Search Heaven?

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Bing continues to build on the buzz it has created since its inception into the search market world last month. Now within Bing’s search engine results page Twitter tweets from prominent Twitter users will now be displayed.

How will this work?

When, for example, a user types in “Ashton Kutcher Twitter” or “@aplusk” in the Bing search box the number one result generated will be the most recent Tweet from the the celebrity.
This new offering doesnt mean that if you type in “@averagetwitteruser” that their tweets will be shown. Bing’s creator (Microsoft) stated that it had picked a few thousand Twitter accounts based on their number of followers and the volume of tweets they produce.
Every minute Bing will update the Twitter results they produce from these Twitter users.

Currently, the search engines do index Twitter profiles – however Bing is the first to actually merge its search engine results with actual tweets.

It seems this Bing is continuing their assault on the search market.
Keep your eyes peeled for more Bing news.

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