Google has finally decided to start getting a bit cozier with Twitter, and has announced a deeper integration of tweets into Google search results. This is part of a deal that Twitter struck with Google back in February, in the hopes of boosting Twitter with some new viewers and users.
If you hate Twitter, don’t worry – you won’t necessarily see tweets every time you perform a Google search; they will only appear with certain kinds of searches. Google describes it like this:
Whether you’re interested in the latest from Taylor Swift, news about the #MadMenFinale, or updates on the NBA playoffs, you’ll have access to it directly from Google. Let’s use NASA as an example—just ask the Google app about “NASA Twitter,” and in the search results, you’ll see Tweets from @NASA[…]
Or if you heard today was Malcolm X’s birthday, you can ask the Google app and see what various people and organizations in the Twitter community are saying about it.
While this is great for Twitter and Google users alike, this might make it a bit easier for people to find your specific tweets. So, like always, be careful what you put out there. People have and will continue to lose jobs over controversial tweets.[Google]