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Twitter Adds New Search Features: “Top News” And “Top People”

Twitter has quietly unveiled two new search result filters to select users on the network. Both “Top News” and “Top People” allow users to filter search results by either news story or related Twitter account, cementing Twitter’s place as the go-to network for breaking news.
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HOWTO: Make Twitter Less Noisy

Twitter is a powerful tool for information curation and following the latest breaking stories – but it can get a bit noisy in there if you don’t know how to filter.

Here are a few tips and tricks to reduce the noise on your Twitter feed, so you can focus on the tweets that you care about most.
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Don’t Expect A Google-Twitter Reconciliation Any Time Soon

Google’s Realtime Twitter search results went offline in July 2011, and, according to Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo, we shouldn’t expect the two companies to come to an agreement to renew the service any time soon.
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Meet The Newest Addition To Twitter’s Acquisition Spree: Julpan

Twitter has acquired Julpan, a year-old startup with “early-alpha-stage search technology that analyzes social activity across the Web” at its disposal.

The entire Julpan team will be joining Twitter, with its founder and CEO taking the top spot as Director of Engineering.
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Twitter And Bing Awkwardly Tweet About Their 2 Year Relationship, Renew Search Agreement

It’s always sort of embarrassing to see two people openly discuss intimate details of their relationship on a public forum like Twitter – but it’s especially awkward when those two “people” are actually anthropomorphic representations of two major web companies.

Twitter and Bing announced the renewal of their search agreement yesterday in a series of tweets, causing many to speculate that such a public display of affection was, at least partially, aimed at making poor Google – who terminated its contract with Twitter – a little jealous.
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5 Surefire Ways to Manage your Tweets and Banish Twitter Overload

If you’re beyond the “Wow, I have three whole followers” stage and are now trying to keep up with an eternally-refreshing timeline full of thousands of updates a minute on Twitter, you might start feeling like you’re the Fail Whale – constantly facing the threat of Twitter overload. However, there are plenty of ways you can filter tweets and sift out the ones that are more clutter than content, so you can free yourself from being chained to an irrelevant timeline.
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Your Twitter Weekend Homework: Write 5 Retweetable Tweets

Just because businesses shut down on the weekends doesn’t mean Twitter does. There’s lots you can do on a lazy Sunday afternoon in only 10 minutes to make your next week of tweets a success.

This weekend, why not write out five retweetable tweets to space out throughout the week, to practice the art of crafting the perfect tweet?
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Will Twitter Ditch Google For Bing?

Two weeks ago, Google let its deal with Twitter expire, effectively eliminating its Realtime Search results and the prominence given to tweets when users searched for news items. Now, rumors have it that Twitter isn’t playing the jilted partner for long – they’ve already entered into talks with Google’s rival, Microsoft’s Bing, to extend a similar service.
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Twitter Partners with Yahoo! Japan

One of Twitter’s largest international markets will now see Twitter in its search results. Twitter has announced a partnership with Yahoo! Japan to bring tweets to real-time search results.
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Twitter Search Handles A Whopping 1.6 Billion Queries Per Day

Twitter announced this week that they were launching a brand new search, one that would show you not the most recent tweets about a given topic, but the most relevant. And along with this announcement, they revealed some pretty neat stats about just how popular Twitter search is.
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