Google Allowing Twitter Like Posts Straight From Businesses
Gareth Andrews / 3 years ago
Google is not one to shy away from experimenting with new features and thanks to someone’s keen eyes they’ve even spotted that you could see twitter like posts in your google searches.
Similar to their mobile “cards”, you could soon see the adverts appear when you search for certain things, letting you swipe to another related piece of news or “card”, tapping it would, in turn, reveal more information and possibly a link to its source. The twitter-like feed was spotted by search expert Mike Blumenthal, who was in the process of searching for engagement ring stores in Buffalo, New York when he noticed a stream of jewelers posts. Tapping on one of the cards opened a full-screen web page, with text and photos galore.
With a similar project, Google Posts, letting the presidential campaign in the US share their latest news and policy announcements, it may not be long before Google adopt this new tool on their search engine permanently.
The full page feature reminds me of Facebook’s latest version of Notes. Could it be that google is looking to integrate more social networking-like features into their search engine? With the ability to “like” links or prioritise links from certain sources, you could customise what you see when you do everyday searches.