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Twitter announces its new search engine and photo sharing – Twitter

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Starting today, Twitter has completely revamped its search, delivering more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, and showing you related photos and videos. Its “relevance” search feature is a serious move towards Google’s territory, adding greater weight to its big announcement yesterday that Twitter acquired AdGrok, putting it firmly into place as a relevance and resonance monster in the advertising space.

But the big news today is Twitter’s new photosharing feature. Over the next few weeks, Twitter is releasing the option to upload a photo and attach it to your Tweet right from Twitter.com. Soon after, users will be able to share photos from all of Twitter’s official mobile apps. Considering Twitter’s built in meta-tagging data, the service has put a pretty big toe in the water with Facebook’s most popular feature. Interestingly, Twitter has chosen to partner with Photobucket to host the photos.

Check out this awesome video displaying the new feature:

Pixable CEO Inaki Berenguer writes that Twitter could potentially become the world’s public image directory. And he may be onto something, after all in the world of global microblogging, if an image that transcend languages really is worth a thousand words, than the 140 character cap was just blown off its top.

via Twitter announces its new search engine and photo sharing – Twitter.


Written by Kees Winkel

June 2, 2011 at 07:19

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