Twitter is one of the most popular social networks on the Internet, used by millions of users every day. Tweeting has become a regular habit for many people. When searching on Google, you might be interested to see how these messages (or tweets) are related to your searches on the Internet.
Google has previously tried to integrate results from Twitter to Google search, but both the companies could not come to an agreement. If you too would like to get results from Twitter, alongside Google’s results, then here’s how you can do this.
Enter Hashplug, an extension for Google Chrome that adds real-time Twitter search results to the Google search results page. All you have to do is to install this extension and then you can see that results from Twitter are added to the right sidebar of the page. This extension needs no configuration and it works straight out of the box.
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This extension displays profile photo, Twitter handle and name, as well as the full tweet. If you hover your mouse over the tweet then you can see three more buttons – favorite, reply, or retweet. Most recent results will be displayed at the top and you can scroll down to see old results.
The developer has warned that if you are using the “Disconnect” extension, then it blocks HashPlug from searching on Twitter. So make sure you have disabled that extension before using this one.
This extension does not offer any method to filter messages by language, which means you will get search results from languages that you do not speak. This is the only option that I wish the developer had included.
Overall it can be said that Hashtag offers an unobtrusive way to add real-time Twitter results into Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s search results page.