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With so many followers including celebrities using Twitter, it is fast becoming one of the biggest online social media sites. According to Biz Stone Twitter’s co-founder, the site is now supporting 800 million search queries per day, compare this to one of its competitors Google, where they support 88 billion search queries per month, Twitter are certainly upping their game.
According to Emma Barnett at Telegraph.co.uk, Twitter is now becoming one of the fastest growing search engines, outdoing Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing. A recent study by Nielsen showed that since last April, Twitter searches have increased by 33%, when looking at Bing, since their post launch, its growth had increased by over 22% in the U.S.
In recent months Twitter has formed search partnerships with Google, Microsoft and Bing to use all of Twitter‘s data and implement it into one overall package. It was decided that because Twitter’s own search engine was attracting users looking at real-time results on live events, its competitors wanted a piece of the action! In an interview with The Telegraph, Twitter’s CEO Evan Williams said “that the company was focused on improving its search engine, and that the developers were actively working to make it more intuitive”.
Are you a user of Twitter, or do you prefer to source your information from other search engines? To read more about this check out Telegraph.co.uk
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