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Bing and Google to Index Twitter

October 22, 2009

One of the current holes in the major search engines is that there is no “real time” search – that is, items which change rapidly are not indexed on the fly, but spidered as the server has time to reach out to the page.  (lag is variable) 

Items which won’t get captured include Tweets and Facebook status updates.  (There are other engines right now which do “real time” search, but to date it hasn’t been integrated with the major search engines)

The news of the day is that Microsoft has reached an agreement to index Twitter updates – and word is that they have an agreement in place with Facebook as well.

Google followed with their own announcement including Twitter.

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