engine - 10:23 am on Jan 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Twitter Criticises Google For Google+ In SERPs, a "bad day for the Internet." [allthingsd.com]
Twitter is now officially speaking out against Google’s new search features that give prominent placement to content from its own social network, Google+.
In a statement, Twitter complained that “people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users” would suffer from not being able to quickly see tweets in search results.
“As we’ve seen time and time again, news breaks first on Twitter; as a result, Twitter accounts and Tweets are often the most relevant results,” the company said.
Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray, among other thought leaders who criticized Google’s Google-centric approach, had already personally called today’s launch a “bad day for the Internet.”
Google Search With Personalised Results, Google+, People and Pages [webmasterworld.com]