Yahoo! adds tweets to online news pages

May 16, 2013
Yahoo! on Thursday began spicing up its online news pages with real-time comments fired off at the globally popular messaging service Twitter.

Yahoo! on Thursday began spicing up its online news pages with real-time comments fired off at the globally popular messaging service Twitter.

"Tweets have become an important information source for many of our users, so we are thrilled to announce our partnership with to bring tweets directly into the Yahoo! newsfeed," , Yahoo! chief executive, said in a blog post.

"Updates direct from politicians, celebrities, media outlets, and other publishers have become an important source of real-time news and information."

Yahoo! will display "relevant and personalized" Twitter messages in news feeds, according to Mayer. The feature is rolling out in the United States this week.

California-based Yahoo! has been re-inventing itself as a premier online content venue since the pioneering Internet search firm found itself withering in 's shadow.

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Stephen_Crowley
1 / 5 (3) May 16, 2013
And they will continue to "wither". Twitter is *not good* and it is *NOT* an "important source of information". It's a frivolous collection of terse illiterate nonsense which is very dangerous for anyone to be made aware of any information which "came from" due to its shallow and inane nature. Also, Yahoo is a very bad company with no morals, and they do nothing to protect users and they also throw Chinese dissidents under the bus. Yahoo only got 1 star on the Electronic Freedom Foundations "whose got your back" analysis. w w w . e f f. o r g/w h o - h a s - y o u r - b a c k - 2 0 1 3