Twitter Says Fight Words to Google
Google, in an attempt to garner world dominance, has once again attempted to evolve the way we search online. And, while Google has become the premier search engine, they aren't without their fair share of recent controversy. After a recent update to how Google indexes search results, Twitter has lashed out against the global nuisance.
Twitter's criticism, which came hours after Google announced new features aimed at making search results more personalized, called out the growing competition between the Web companies. And it comes at a time when Google is facing antitrust scrutiny for favoring its own services within its search results.
"As we've seen time and time again, news breaks first on Twitter; as a result, Twitter accounts and Tweets are often the most relevant (search) results," Twitter said in a statement.
Now, this feud may seem trivial, but it brings to light a few important points. First off, news breaks on Twitter first? Get over yourself Twitter. Second, Google is the new Skynet. Just wait until John Connor hears about this.
But seriously. As the web grows and evolves into a personalized self-aware robot, companies are going to continue to have this type of micro-feud mentality. It is apparent that Google is trying to edge out competition, but it is more apparent that Twitter is realizing the mortality of its own niche existence. In the end, Google will probably win, as the search giant has expanded well beyond its own being to create well diversified portfolio. Duh.