The Twitter blog announced that they are now testing the integration of Twitter search directly at the top navigation of Twitter. Twitter Search has become incredibly popular, even when most people I speak with have no clue on how to find it. Twitter Search is not even currently linked to from Twitter’s main navigation, let alone there being a search box. It currently resides at a subdomain, http://search.twitter.com/.
Here is a picture of the new Twitter with integrated search, currently being tested out on a select number of Twitter users:
Let me take you back into the history of Twitter Search. A third-party company named Summize built a search engine around Twitter. Then Twitter decided to buy Summize and put them at search.twitter.com. Now, Twitter is hoping to integrate the search feature directly into the main twitter.com navigation. I think this would be a good move and I hope to see it myself soon.
Oh, by the way, I am on Twitter and you can follow me at https://twitter.com/rustybrick.