Interesting question. I think it is hard to plan for anything until we see what have they done. We do not know which tweets Google will index and how they will deal with spam - they are bound to implement some kind of anti-spam measures.
I presume you are looking into how to have tweets integrated into SERPs for searches that would drive the traffic from these tweets to your website?
@engine The mentioned thread in February was a general thread of what may or may not happen. It suggests that Tweets will take more real estate from the SERPs and will be used by spammers.
In this thread I would like to discuss how we prepare for that in the sense of getting the SEO value out of it. Instead of writing how bad the Twitter deal is, I would like to discuss how we can make it an opportunity.
Indeed, I agree, it'd be nice to see how best to benefit from this.
For sure, one thing we can all do is make sure that every one of our 140 characters count, are fully optimised. How? Make sure your money keyword/s is included close to the beginning. Make sure you use hashtags sparingly. Make sure the hashtags are the common ones people are likely to be following. Don't be afraid to RT great tweets. Favour great tweets, too. Don't waste valuable real estate by using words such as "and" Obviously, topical tweets are likely to get more eyeballs, but are also likely to get lost in the stream. Don't ignore the long tail.