Twitter updates will soon appear within search results, Google Labs has launched Google Social Search — an application that displays public search results found via your friends' social media profiles — Flickr streams, Twitter feeds, FriendFeed updates, and more. Google defines your social circle as:On the heels of the big announcements from both Bing and Google that
- People you're connected to through social services that you've listed in your Google profile . . . such as Twitter and FriendFeed.
- People in your Gmail (or Gchat) chat list.
- People in your Friends, Family, and Co-workers contact groups for Google.
Social Search only works if you're signed into your Google account. To test this feature, visit google.com/experimental. If you opt in, access Social Search results by using the left-hand links on a search results page. It also shows which friends and acquaintances social content comes from. Check out the Google blog for a great, informative video explaining how Social Search works and how Google determines who's in your social network.
Do you think you'll use this feature? Or will this be yet another way to search in Google that you don't think you'll use?