Bing Adds Twitter Smart Answers

Bing has announced they are now displaying Twitter results for a few thousand “prominent and prolific” Twitterers in their search results. The Twitter results show the person’s latest Tweets and a link to “see more tweets” from that user.

For example, if you search for [Danny Sullivan Twitter] or [Danny Sullivan Tweets or [@dannysullivan] in Bing, you will see Danny’s twitter information.

Here is a screen capture: Bing Twitter Result

It is important to note that Bing does not have a special deal with Twitter. All this data is coming from the Twitter API.

In other Bing news, they are running a contest to feature your photo on the Bing home page. For more information about that contest, see the blog post.

Note that if you don’t yet see the integration, you should in a few hours, Bing says, as it rolls out across the service.

Want some Twitter in your Google? New Tool Adds Twitter Search To Google has some ways to do that, including an add-on for Firefox. You can also use the Twitter Search Results on Bing add-on for Firefox to add even more Twitter results for any search to Bing. See also How to Add Twitter Search to Bing for some additional tools.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Microsoft: Bing | Top News | Twitter


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  • CarriBugbee

    So, Bing caters to the Twitterati, which arguably includes early adopter and digital influentials. Smart idea. I know I’ll be experimenting with Bing more often now. I’m eager to find out just who Bing deems “prominent and prolific.” :-)


  • johnsantangelo

    You know what else would be a smart move? Making the Bing search results not suck so hard.

  • nickstamoulis

    This is great news for Bing but they should have gone for less of the “cool” factor and more on improving their search/decision engine product!

  • http://m.orliac m.orliac

    I agree, and giving priority to the “cool”factor is not going to help getting better search results considering the amount of spam generated by Twitter. It is only going to make it more difficult for the Bing team!

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