Twitter Search Gets FriendFeed Look

Twitter search now has a FriendFeed-like boost that will enhance its usefulness while providing context: you can see a “conversation”. This enhancement suggests Twitter isn’t going to roll over and play dead even though Google and Microsoft are elbowing their way into real-time search. It also shows us how many Tweets are one-offs (not conversations), but that’s another story.

Here’s a screen capture of an expanded conversation between Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) and Laurent (@imau):
Twitter expanded search

Conversations are toggled – open/close – by clicking a cartoon-like “talk” bubble. The result looks a little like a FriendFeed conversation:

Although this conversation toggle seems to appear only in search (for now), extending it to your home page would be a logical follow-on.

What’s next? A ‘like’ button?

This post also appears at FlipTheMedia.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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