Twitter and Google have once again worked together to allow tweets to show up in Google search results. This means that Google has been given access to Twitter’s firehouse, as well as the data generated by Twitter via the site’s 284 million active users. It also means that your tweets will now be more accessible online, even to people who don’t use Twitter.
This development is slated to kick in in the first half of this year, so fellow Internet users will soon be able to search for your tweets instead of having to look them up via your Twitter account.
According to Bloomberg, both companies’ engineers are already working on the arrangement. A similar deal happened nearly 6 years ago in 2009, but ended in 2011 after Google launched Google+ in hopes of competing with Facebook and Twitter. Later, Twitter also had an agreement with Microsoft’s Bing and Yahoo INC to provide data from tweets.
Twitter has given its users a lot of updates in recent days. Last week, for instance, the social media site rolled out two new features. This comes after the launch of the Twitter analytics feature — which tracks your Tweet impression — just last year.
There has been no official statement as yet about private accounts. Nevertheless, this new update definitely appears to be a lot more convenient, as I won’t have to scroll all the way through my Twitter feed just to find my old tweets again.