Microsoft and Twitter make Bing a better social search engine

Above: A screenshot of Microsoft's Bing search engine.

Image Credit: Microsoft

Bing, the Pepsi of search engines, today expanded upon its existing partnership with Twitter.

Google and Twitter never rekindled their real-time search deal, but Microsoft appears more eager than ever to bring Twitter’s trending content to its flagship search service.

As of today, Bing enables users to search trending hashtags, Twitter handles, and celebrity-related tweets. The update builds upon an existing exclusive deal signed back in November 2013 that integrated some tweets into search results.

A query for the hash tag “#dailyshow,” for example, yields the following results:

daily-show-2-1

The new features certainly make Bing a better Twitter search engine than Google. Attempt the query above on Google and you’ll first find results for “thedailyshow.cc.com.”

But, as you may have noticed, Twitter already has its own search engine. Do we really need another one?

Via: Search Engine Land.

More information:

Microsoft Corporation is a public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through ... read more »

Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter ar... read more »

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major glob... read more »

Bing is a search engine that brings together the best of search and people in your social networks to help you spend less time searching. Bing is for people who do; for people like you who are always doing more. Whether online or on... read more »

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5 comments
Al Jungle
Al Jungle

Bing sucks, it's all about DuckDuckGo.

Indigo Blue
Indigo Blue

have you really used it to make a judgement on it?