Twitter Infiltrates Bing, Serves Up Real Time Results
"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."