Google Includes Social Media Pages to Search ResultsDCI
Google looks to make searches more personalized by including social media pages to search results.
The search giant calls this as Search Plus Your world and it includes content from its fledgling social network, Google Plus. Therefore, in search results users will receive photos and messages posted by their contacts on Google+ social network. This new move has sparked controversy as Google won’t include social media posts from other popular networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
“People have relied on Google to deliver the most relevant results anytime they wanted to find something on the Internet,” Twitter said in an e-mailed statement. “We’re concerned that as a result of Google’s changes, finding this information will be much harder for everyone. We think that’s bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users.”
Users could turn off personal results in Google by changing the settings in personal preferences.