Google searches to include Twitter

Google has just signed a deal with Twitter that will mean tweets relevant to your search will appear in the results.Google's vice president of search

Google's vice president of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer, announced the news in a blog post last night.

Giving the example of Googling to find out the snow conditions at a ski resort, Mayer said that alongside the results you currently see, you would also find tweets from people who are there so you can get a first-hand, real-time account.

Mayer added: "We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data, and we look forward to having a product that showcases how tweets can make search better in the coming months."

Microsoft has signed a similar deal for its Bing search engine, that will see both Twitter updates and public Facebook statuses appearing in search as well.

Google may well be working on its own Twitter-esque real time search, but this tie in shows the importance social networking websites like Twitter are having on the way we get our information.

Will you be happy to see tweets in your searches? Let us know what you think to the deal below.