Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) has added new features to its
Social Search service, which was launched in 2009 to increase search result
relevancy by tapping into what a user’s social connections are searching
The company said social search results will now be mixed throughout
search results — rather than only at the bottom.
The company has also added
notes for links people have shared on Twitter and other sites.
example, if you’re looking for a video of President Obama on ‘The Daily Show’
and your friend Nundu tweeted the video, that result might show up higher in
your results and you’ll see a note with a picture of Nundu," the company
Social contacts can now also be added privately via a user’s Google
Account, rather than just via public Google profiles.
Google will also suggest
public accounts it believes may be yours to connect with.