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Google Search To Include Updates From Social Network Friends

Google has updated its search engine to include data about websites and blogs that have been 'liked' by users' friends on social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

In an official blog post, Mike Cassidy, the product management director at Google, explained that social searches will be mixed with the regular search results page instead of appearing in a box.

Google also informed us that social searches on the platform will contain a little note that will tell users which of their friends have shared that particular website on Twitter and other platforms.

“For 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 explained.

They added that “With these changes, we want to help you find the most relevant information possible, personalized to your interests and the people you care about.”

The search engine giant has also enhanced the way people link their accounts on other platforms with Google Accounts, making the process apparently more secure and easier.