Google Leaves Evidence Indicating Tweet Indexing

Posted Jun 16, 2009

Google Operating System, an unofficial Google blog that tracks what the company is up to discovered a leaked image of a potential service that turned up on a localization service:

Notice what it says near “Translation help?”  This is the MicroBlogsearch Universal result group header text.  A Microblog is a blog with very short entries.  Twitter is the popular service associated with this format.

Twitter has a search engine where users can find real-time tweets, but it is limited to only the Twitter service.  The search engine is also only sorted by date and not by relevance.  Other Twitter search engines that focus on relevance are Tweefind and Twingly.

The L.A. times reported back in May that Google VP of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer has an interest in being able to offer micro-blogging in the Google search engine.  “We are interested in being able to offer, for example, micro-blogging and micro-messaging in our search. Particularly in Blog Search and possibly in Web Search, but we don’t have any particular plans to announce,” stated Mayer.

[via Google System]