Yahoo! has answered Google's brand new "real-time" search interface, adding, yes, Tweets to the primary results that turn up when you run a query on its lame duck search engine. "Starting today, you will see recent tweets directly integrated on the Web search result page when you search for buzzy topics," Yahooligans Ivan …
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Not in Asia it's not - Yahoo usage far outstrips google usage in Japan, for instance. No, I don't work for them. Or google.
Ooo... this looks popular... lets wait a while...
"and when there is a spike in interest in a topic"...
So they wait for a decrease in popularity before they go and add they spread the digested remains of lunch over their search results?
Just what we need
more crap to spam into the results page
There are such things as relevant tweets? I though that went against the whole point of the service?
As much as I'd use any company that distributed its applications like malware - semi-hidden on the installers of completely unrelated bits of software.
I'm not sure if that was a dig at Yahoo! or a hugely sarcastic one at Google, considering I see Google Toolbar auto-bundled with far more things than I've ever seen of Yahoo!s.
Hmm, ever tried uninstalling the Google Updater? As far as I can make out, the automated uninstall process consists of removing all the obvious links to it and the uninstaller reference.
Some of the family are less careful than I about unchecking the box marked: "Please load my machine to the gunwales with Google branded shite" when installing stuff.
If Google are merely not evil, Yahoo must be in line for canonisation.
And what's the point of twitter anyway?
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