Google just confirmed plans to start an experiment with Twitter. Razorfish’s Dan Martin shared a screenshot on Monday morning that shows the experiments, in which tweets are integrated with Google’s search results.
SearchEngineLand.com called Google to find out more about it, and the search giant confirmed it was a test. The company went further into detail, explaining its the first announced plans to team up with the micro-blogging website in January during the Twitter earnings call. They initially started small with mobile search experiments, but right now they have no more to say.
A look at Google’s partnership with Twitter
The companies signed a deal back February to grant more access to tweets. Although Google’s bots were already crawling Twitter for data long before this deal, the new deal does give Google the opportunity to gather more information. Last week, the social media website’s chief executive officer, Dick Costolo, said we can expect the experiment to start in May, and it already looks as if it did. This partnership remains in the experiment phase.
Twitter is one of the most important popular social media websites next to Facebook. Although the two sites offer different experiences, as the former is just a simplified micro-blogging platform, Twitter still aims to stay relevant in a market of competition. Partnering with Google for this experiment may be just the way to achieve that. Twitter has become a valuable resource for information, and its new partnership may be the key to something bigger.
Twitter removes MS-DOS game embed feature
Last week, reports that Twitter enabled users to share MS-DOS games on the website surfaced and brought joy to those who enjoy classic video games. Unfortunately it was reported on Monday that the social media giant removed the feature. The feature violated the rules of Twitter cards. The tech giant has yet to officially confirm the removal. Gamers can still play their favorite classic games on the internet archive.