So, Bing includes tweets in search results. Wow. I’m not impressed. Sorry, Microsoft. I think it’s great you beat Google to the punch and all, but why in the world do you think Al Gore’s tweets are any more important than mine? Al Gore? Come on. My middle school students’ tweets are more significant than Al Gore’s tweets.
Bing has hand-picked a few thousand “prominent” twitterers, and are including only their tweets in the search results. According to Sean Suchter, G.M. of Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Search Technology Center,
We’re not indexing all of Twitter at this time…. We picked a few thousand people to start, based primarily on their follower count and volume of tweets.