Microsoft Announces Nonexclusive Deals with Facebook and Twitter; Google Just Gets Twitter

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Walnut

I can sort of understand the lure of searching twitter updates, seeing as how it's actually sort of a neat way to get bombarded with way too much information, but Facebook? What could someone possibly gain by searching Facebook?

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1337Goose

I came to comment those exact words. Well said. 

~Goose

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JCBarry

I'll play devil's advocate here and say that some people use status updates on Facebook exactly like a twitter account.  I'm just sayin...

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1337Goose

Fair enough, but here's my totally unscientific analysis. I just opened up my Facebook profile and my Twitter page.

I was unable to discover anything of outside value on my facebook profile (anything worth searching for anyway).

Twitter, I found a number of references to Windows 7,  Zombieland, and other things that might be of interest to me. I mean, it all has to do with context. Twitter is searchable and lends itself to a number of applications where it might be of value to pour through people's tweets. Facebook feels a lot more personal, you don't generally use Facebook to follow news sites and public figures. You can certainly become a fan, but you don't really get updates or anything like that.

On the contrary, getting news from twitter is a double-edged sword. You're the first one to hear about the President calling Kanye a jackass, but then you're also the first one to hear about Kanye's alleged sudden and expected death...  

~Goose

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