Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Google Gets Twitter's Firehose

That's actually not as sexual as it sounds and pretty good news for Google users, hardcore and casual. Google has reached a deal with Twitter which allows it to post Twitter content as it is tweeted. Google and Twitter had a similar relationship prior to 2011 but it lapsed. Twitter also provides its information to Yahoo! and Bing.

Google used to have to crawl Twitter for tweets but it now has access to what Twitter calls its "firehose." You should start seeing them sometime this year.


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