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Microsoft Adds Tweets to Bing's Search Results

For a time, there were rumors that said Google was considering buying Twitter. Similarly, there is always plenty of press attempting to put a value on Twitter's real-time search, and apparently Microsoft thinks the first step toward adding real time data to Bing is adding the ramblings of celebrities using the service to search results.

The company yesterday announced that searching for prominent Twitter users on Bing will now return tweets as well as actual search results. Search Guru Sean Suchter announced the development via the Bing community blog.

"Today we’re unveiling an initial foray into integrating more real time data into our search results, starting with some of the more prominent and prolific Twitterers from a variety of spheres. This includes Tweets from folks from our own search technology and business sphere like Danny Sullivan or Kara Swisher as well as those from spheres of more general consumer appeal like Al Gore or Ryan Seacrest."

This new is kind of confusing to us. Despite the fact that we tweet (yeah, and we like it), if this 'initial foray' is going to evolve into adding more and more tweets to search results, it's going to put us off using Bing big time.