Yahoo and tweet at the same time

Yahoo!
and the micro-blogging site Twitter have struck a content-sharing deal — a
plan that will share real-time tweets with the 600 million users in Yahoo’s
global network.

The
partnership will let people access their Twitter feeds on Yahoo! properties
including their home pages, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Sports and others — making it
easier to tweet or check on the people they follow.

Users
will be able to update their Twitter status from Yahoo! sites and share content
from Yahoo! in their Twitter stream.

Yahoo! Search also will be including
real-time Twitter updates.

“Let
me try to capture the enormity of this integration in 140 characters or
less,” Yahoo! Vice President Bryan Lamkin said in a written release,
referring to Twitter’s ultra-tight limit on tweets. “We’re turning the key
to the online social universe — you will find the most personally relevant
experiences through Yahoo!”

The
move comes as established Internet players are making moves to plug into the
social-media movement spearheaded by sites like Facebook and Twitter. Most
notably, Google last month created Google Buzz — its own networking feature
that uses elements similar to both of those sites.

In
a blog postTwitter said the Yahoo! deal is similar
to its other partnerships with sites like the search engines Google and Bing.

“From
our perspective, this partnership represents a big opportunity,” reads the
post. “Tweets may be short, but they have proven over and over again to contain
valuable information.”

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