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Twitter Infiltrates Bing, Serves Up Real Time Results

Twitter Infiltrates Bing, Serves Up Real Time Results

Social networking is here to stay, and so is Twitter for that matter. In fact, you'll be seeing even more of the microblogging service as it continues to strike deals, like the one it inked with Microsoft to have Bing display the latest tweets on your searches.

"Have you ever searched for information on something that is happening right now, only to find out that there’s nothing matching what you’re looking for? News on an earthquake that just happened or information on a hot new product announcement may not show up until hours after the event actually occurred. One of the cool features that we have recently released will give you better relevance with real-time social results from the Twitter community," Microsoft wrote in a recent blog post.



The feature is called Social Search and it promises to deliver relevant tweets within seconds of a breaking news event. This means as product announcements or other stories of interest hit the web, you'll have access to current info from fellow tweeters as it comes in.

If you're not seeing the Twitter feed in your search results, then you're not among the "small subset" of users this is being tested on. However, Microsoft promises to make it available to everyone in the US "within a short time."
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I've seen Google do something similar to this, they show real time twitter results for a popular topic that you search through Google.

Still, nice to see Microsoft adding this to their search engine.

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BOO! im not seeing it yet! :D lol

This is a nice feature so when somehting big happens you can find it seconds after it happens or before :P.

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And here I thought Twitter would be dying out very soon. I definitely know that it was all the craze last year, but it's really dwindled, I guess because it's wasn't much news until now. I haven't gotten into Twitter, and my teacher cause it Egotastic -- because everyone wants everyone to know what they are doing with their lives. 

But this article holds true to some pickles that I've been in. Sometimes we as Google-ers don't know what keywords will bring us to the exact article that we want. This has not only happened with news or tech, but more or less for research papers that I've struggled through because of it. 

But this....this is a really good idea. Social Search would be perfect for a person like me, and millions of others. It will really benefit the guys with smartphones and who are trying to find a news story without slowly surfing through news feeds. I know, I'm one of them. Sometimes when my Blackberry isn't networking through a WiFi connection the 3G just doesn't load the pages quick enough - or that the webpage isn't smartphone friendly. 

So, finally, we won't have to wait on sites to hit write up a synopsis on the breaking news cover. This is definitely going to make news spread faster than a wildfire, and it will probably make viral videos spread faster as well. I look forward to this. 

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Not sure how helpful or relevant this would be. If something new came out and there isn't information on it on the usual websites, then I would assume there would be less links. With less links (or maybe even none on the topic you are searching for), you are restricted to the short message of the tweet. So if you take the example in the post, you knew Microsoft of releasing some phone called the KIN, you social search it, you get that result (minus the link), and you are left no better off. Oh, the Neowin headline wouldn't be there based on how they are pitching this idea."News on an earthquake that just happened or information on a hot new product announcement may not show up until hours after the event actually occurred."

But, I see some hope in this and that is if there are quality tweets. I guess you could say it is like learning a new way to write because not everyone tweets well. So if there is nothing to link to, create a link to a picture of the product. Like at a tradeshow where a new motherboard was introduced. Take the picture, upload it, and link it in your tweet. This follows the real-time results that this feature is aiming for. But that depends on the tweeters.

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I have been trying Bing now for a while.

Since I am a Microsoft supporter, I figured I would give it a try. The first thing I have noticed is that when you are searching images , it narrows down the field to only the thumbnails on certain pages. That was always Goggles good point. It gives you both the main page and the image that it is linked to as well.

For some reason since it is so flashy, I just always get the feeling that everything is being screened and monitored. Although I am sure it is the same on Google as well. Also when you are searching you start to get annoying pop ups! I am not talking about the balloons for the images or descriptions, that's OK (Although I prefer the G setup with that info underneath) I am talking advertiser pop ups. It really makes it frustrating when you are trying to save time and have to fight pop ups with the blocker on. You would figure the MS pop blocker would block things on the MS search engine. Instead they limit your searches and block what you don't want. I am OK with advertising, just stick it to the sides where it belongs!

To me this seems like just another Apple throwdown! They already have a real time news app for the IPhone, And yes that is a very neat feature. Yet I do feel Microsoft has been loosing sight of their customer base for a while now. Ever since they no longer have to fear Gates, they just try and copy the competition instead of doing what has always made them a more viable company. Creating Open shared products that can be made stable to match every ones needs. With a strong ear to the public demands.

They need to open it up a bit, or at least make us feel that things as simple as a pop up is not going to get through the blockers and firewalls we have in place on their platform.

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animatortom:
Also when you are searching you start to get annoying pop ups! I am not talking about the balloons for the images or descriptions, that's OK (Although I prefer the G setup with that info underneath) I am talking advertiser pop ups. It really makes it frustrating when you are trying to save time and have to fight pop ups with the blocker on. You would figure the MS pop blocker would block things on the MS search engine. Instead they limit your searches and block what you don't want. I am OK with advertising, just stick it to the sides where it belongs!

I don't think I've ever experienced a pop-up when using Bing, only ads I see are on the search results, I'm guessing that you might have some spyware on your computer that causes the popups to appear. Tell me, did you do a virus or a spyware scan recently?

animatortom:
To me this seems like just another Apple throwdown! They already have a real time news app for the IPhone, And yes that is a very neat feature. Yet I do feel Microsoft has been loosing sight of their customer base for a while now. Ever since they no longer have to fear Gates, they just try and copy the competition instead of doing what has always made them a more viable company. Creating Open shared products that can be made stable to match every ones needs. With a strong ear to the public demands.

I don't think it's an Apple throwdown at all, I see it as a Google throwdown. Why because Bing is a search engine and Microsoft seems to be in war with Google to the point where Steve Ballmer states that he'll "Bury Google", It makes sense as Google has real time search results but only when you type in popular topics. I don't know if it'll be on all search results or on popular topics, but I just see this as a Google like move.

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I have AVG ISS, and ever since I got Clear WiMax 4G. Everything seems a whole lot more vulnerable.AVG sees this 4G USB as a mobile wireless connection. Even beyond such a thing as an airport connection, it seems like it can only be firewalled from the host server. I can no longer go in and change firewall setting for blocking any programs! It has been really frustrating. I am beginning to rethink this whole clear channel thing. Now that things are becoming clear. I would hate to see what would happen to someone who had a fast machine, and didn't know how to turn off their remote access.

I was talking about this app we were reviewing, that is the one in an Apple throwdown. Google and Bing is the larger Smackdown! You must remember that most companies now have gotten rid of most of their people who would have given them original ideas for making the company more profitable and future proof. All we are seeing now is a bunch of executives trying to copy other companies strategies to keep themselves afloat. Kinda reminds me of that E-Trade commercial wher they are having a meeting talking about what the other company is doing that they need to do. Pretty soon Bing will operate exactly like Google, and Im sure all the OS's will be looking the same as well.

Right now they don't want to give up the money, because they feel just because they have the title, they are entitled! Only when we see the corporations hiring the people who actually do the work and come up with the ideas again, will we see more innovations and progress!

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animatortom:
You must remember that most companies now have gotten rid of most of their people who would have given them original ideas for making the company more profitable and future proof. All we are seeing now is a bunch of executives trying to copy other companies strategies to keep themselves afloat.

You must not forget that Bing first brought us the feature to search for tweets, but I kinda agree with you, mostly everything out now is a copy of something old. Ever see that 90210 show on The CW?, makes me wanna puke with it's predictable plot twists and romances.

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Well, I was talking more along the lines of innovation.
 
Microsoft and Twitter are kinda like toilet paper, they were the first ones to make it, and bringing the two together is just like wiping :P
Pretty soon everyone is going to have to do it.
 
Sorry never watched 90210, not even back when the original came out, it made me wanna puke even then!
 
We don't get the CW out here! It sucks, because I am a huge fan of Smallville!  That one is done right :)
If they just freed up restrictions and taxes, and let American ingenuity get back to what it does best without all the corporate laws, and union restrictions.  We will see many more innovations, and even new entertainment like we did in the eighties. When everything was new and unique from music to movies!
 
Where do you think Rap originated. Go back and watch Breakin! And Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo!

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I love Bing on my phone, its the ultimate tool for me integrates properly with my phones GPS and the speech recognition for searches is excellent. I hear the iphone version is even cool.

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