Google has announced a partnership with Twitter to offer google-indexed tweets on it's search engine. In the announcement, Google points out that they will offer up to the minute tweets in it's web search function. This news comes shortly after Bing announced that they are adding twitter results into their search engine too - it seems like the two companies are racing to integrate twitter first.
According to a Google Blog post today:
"Given this new type of information and its value to search, we are very excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to include their updates in our search results. We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data, and we look forward to having a product that showcases how tweets can make search better in the coming months. That way, the next time you search for something that can be aided by a real-time observation, say, snow conditions at your favorite ski resort, you'll find tweets from other users who are there and sharing the latest and greatest information."
The post also hints at real-time results in the future too - could we be looking forward to a dynamic Google search? It will be interesting to see how useful having tweets in search actually will be - the Google blog post hints at the idea of when searching for travel, you could find related tweets - which could be useful, or completely useless.