Google Announces Twitter Search Deal

Hot on the heals of the Bing/ Twitter search deal this morning, Google has joined the party and announced that they’re going to offer Twitter search as well.

According to a post from Google’s Marissa Mayer, the search giant “is 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.”

What perhaps isn’t clear is yet is exactly how the Tweets will appear in Google; whether this is going to be a standalone product like Google Blog Search, or some how merged into normal search results. If the latter, how will real time streaming fit into a static Google search results page?