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Twitter Results on Google, via Greasemonkey (?)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 2, 2009
10 years ago2,429 views

Just had the following live for some seconds but then set it to non-public again as I failed to get the Greasemonkey script to work... can anyone tell me if it works for you? If so, I'd like to post again...

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blogoscoped.com/files/google-t ...



If you'd like to see the latest Twitter messages on top of Google results, give this hack a try [ mt-hacks.com/20090302-realtime ...]. Mark of MT-Hacks created a Firefox Greasemonkey script which will perform a real-time search on Twitter, grabbing the 5 latest entries and displaying them as a kind of unofficial Google onebox. Could be a bit of overkill to display this for every query that has Twitter results, though, if that's what it does; usually, Google's official oneboxes (like direct news, blog, or image results) try to figure out if there's a higher possibility they're wanted. Mark however thinks "it really adds some freshness to Google search results pages."

In other recent news, Google now has an official Twitter channel [ twitter.com/google], with already over 38,000 subscribers. The first message was "I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010", which is the binary-ASCII way of saying "I'm feeling lucky".

[Via Search Engine Land searchengineland.com/new-tool- ... Screenshot CC-licensed creativecommons.org/licenses/b ... by MT-Hacks.]

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

you can download it here: userscripts.org/scripts/show/4 ...
(anyway, Greasemonkey sucks)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I did install it Tom, and it shows that it's installed and running on the google domain, the problem however is that I don't see any Twitter results in the Google.com search results...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The script looks pretty interesting, and it works on mine.
I did something with Twitter a while back, pretty similar, searches recent tweets but somewhat fancier.
ihaochi.com/files/twitter-stre ...

franz [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

funny thing, i pitched something similar to blogoscoped a month ago [www.facesaerch.com/blog/google-search-with-twitter-integration/] but it wasn't news then. hmmm maybe it's just about timing and/or that my damin is blocked in this forum well well

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