Bing has started to deliver Twitter trending topics in its search results in recent months, according to recent reports. Bing searches for topics that are trending on Twitter will sometimes bring up results that include a “TRENDING” box showing how many times a particular topic has been tweeted within a certain span of time.
While Google’s relationship with Twitter has been rocky in recent months, Bing seems to be getting along with Twitter just fine. Last month they hinted at something “pretty interesting” in the near future. It looks like this may be it.
Though the integration of Twitter trending topics has apparently been around since October, it has not reached widespread deployment yet. An attempt to test it by searching each of the current top US trending topics yielded no results.
If and when Bing deploys this feature fully, it could be a significant point in their favor. At present Google doesn’t have anything like this, and it’s definitely a useful and interesting feature.
Have you seen Twitter trending topics in your Bing search results? Do you like it? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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