Microsoft Embraces Twitter

Microsoft starts to embrace Twitter by [integrating Twitter data into Bing search](http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/search/archive/2009/07/01/bringing-a-bit-of-twitter-to-bing.aspx). For starter, Bing will only include tweets from more prominent and prolific Twitter users.

When you enter those famous people and do a Bing search for example “Kara Swisher Twitter” or “Kara Swisher Tweets” or even “@karaswisher”, the result will include the latest tweet from the user, together with a link to more tweets from the user.

![Microsoft Bing Twitter Search](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/microsoft-bing-twitter-search.jpg)

We did a trial using the search examples “Kara Swisher Twitter”,“Kara Swisher Tweets” and “@karaswisher” provided in Bing’s blog post, but none returns the above result format. Maybe Bing is fine-tuning this feature at the moment.

And now you can follow [Microsoft on Twitter](http://twitter.com/microsoft). This Twitter account is run by four members of Microsoft’s corporate communications team. There is no [verified account logo](http://sanziro.com/2009/06/twitters-verified-account-brings-peace-of-mind.html) on the page but it should be the real thing.

![Microsoft on Twitter](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/microsoft-on-twitter.png)

So far there are only 3 tweets, with the first tweet being a Xbox promo: “Anyone can make games now, Kodu is available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace http://bit.ly/3wlWKo #microsoft #xboxlive #kodu”.

Compare this first tweet with the [stylish first tweet by Google](http://twitter.com/google/status/1251523388) back in February. Do you see a winner already?

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