“Tweets” will now appear in a Twitter-labeled section within Web search results for queries related to what Yahoo algorithmically determines are hot topics at any given time, said Larry Cornett, vice president of consumer experience at Yahoo Search.
“This is showing that we’re continuing to bring this real-time information to the search experience, but also directly integrated into the Web search page itself,” Cornett said.
Last month, Yahoo added a Twitter tab to the “shortcut” boxes it sometimes displays at the top of Web search results for breaking news topics. Other tabs in those news shortcut boxes include photos and video clips.
All major search engines have been scrambling to incorporate feeds from social media sites like Twitter, which lets people and organizations post public text messages online. In aggregate, these posts offer a pulse about what’s on people’s minds at any given point.