Bing Integrates Twitter, Sometimes and If You’re Important Enough

If you’re a celebrity or some other figure Bing has deemed “prominent,” then searches for your name plus the word Twitter will turn up a few of your Tweets above the organic results. You can also search for a person’s screen name, preceded by the @ sign.

Prominence is deemed by number of followers and volume of tweets. Bing uses the Twitter API to pull in the Tweets. But the feature is inconsistent.

Of course, I assumed Ashton Kutcher, the King of Twitter, would be included since he has 2.5 million followers. But the first search for his name didn’t include Tweets. The second one didn’t either. The third one did.

And here’s what it looks like when it happens:

bingtwitterashtonkutcher070209.png

What do you think of Bing integrating Twitter into the results? Share your reaction in the comments section below.

Related reading

A photograph of an advert for Google Voice on the London Underground, at the station Gloucester Road. The poster spells out the stop name as it's pronounced, "glos-tuh rode", and underneath reads, "Say it to get it. Google voice search for mobile".
Google_Display-ads-for-a-mobile-first-world_600
Google I O 2016 on Google
A graphic showing the old Google logo superimposed over a faint search results page.