While Google may be looking into making Twitter searchable, Microsoft has already started implementing its own real-time search into Bing.
At present it’s a fairly limited offering, indexing “some of the more prominent and prolific Twitterers from a variety of spheres”.
It seems that you can only search for the latest tweets from certain people who have been indexed, using syntax such as “[name] Twitter” or “[name] Tweets” or “@[name]”.
As a concept, it’s a good start though I’m not interested in using any search engine to find anyone’s latest tweets — I use Twitter or one of its desktop clients for that. [Read more…]