It didn’t take that long for Yahoo to achieve what seems to be the trend among search engines today – to become a real-time search engine. And what better way of doing this but by teaming up with Twitter to integrate the 600 tweets posted on Twitter per second, assuming of course that those tweets are public.
In other words, Yahoo and Twitter had agreed on an integration deal with several components. But this is not just plain Twitter streams integration to Yahoo search results, but there are other components Â as well.
The integration was quickly implemented by Yahoo as soon as the deal was sealed. So, if you check Yahoo search right now, you will start seeing Twitter updates on your search results.
But that’s just one part of the deal. Once in full swing, the Yahoo-Twitter integration will allow you to do the following:
- read personal Twitter feeds directly from various Yahoo online properties such as Sports, Mail, Updates and others
- update your Twitter status as well as share content from Yahoo to your Twitter profile.
- share your social actions on any website that appears on Yahoo Updates to your Twitter timeline
- get quick pulse-check on various topics and trending on Twitter related to News, Finance, Entertainment and Sports
Of course as you all know that this is just one of Yahoo’s strategy on making itself social. It has recently sealed a partnership with Facebook as well. But this will have to take effect later this year.
So what’s next, Twitter?
Originally posted on February 24, 2010 @ 1:45 am