Robert_Charlton - 8:28 am on Dec 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Official Google Blog: This week in search 12/3/10
Usually when you search for a social site like Twitter or MySpace, youíre looking for information from your friends and social network, like their tweets and profile pages. This week we added new social sitelinks to search results, giving you more direct access to content from your friends. A social sitelink includes your friendís name and profile photo, and it links to her content on a particular website. Social sitelinks are based on the same technology as Google Social Search; we use your social circle to identify relevant websites and user pages.
Note that this requires you to set up a Google Profile [google.com...] and to identify "Friends", "Family" or "Coworkers" so Google can associate your preferences with theirs.