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“This means you’ll start seeing more from people like co-workers and friends, with annotations below the results they’ve shared or created,” Google says.
In a second major update Google says links shared on Twitter will make their way onto the results page with a little note saying one of your friends has shared it before.
Image by search-engine-land via Flickr“For example, if you’re looking for a video of President Obama on “The Daily Show” and your friend Nundu tweeted the video, that result might show up higher in your results and you’ll see a note with a picture of Nundu,” the company says.
The third major update to Social Search is control over accounts. The new Social Search only works if you are logged into a Google account and you now have the option to connect an account or refuse content to be shared.
Google product management director of search Mike Cassidy has told TechCrunch that in some cases the search results may be changed depending on the content that shows up and one aspect to be considered is how many friends share a link.
“One of the big arguments when Twitter first came out was that it would kill Google. But what Google has just done is combined them. It’s a good move,” Stewart says.
“This is simply another reason why businesses should be getting online as fast as they can and start sharing content with others.”