Twitter is set to earn about $25 million dollars for its search engine deals with Google and Microsoft, according to the L.A. Times. This will allow the site to earn a profit, something many people wondered was possible.
Before the site had little revenue since it is a free site for its users. However, now that millions have people have signed on to use Twitter (it’s the third-most popular social networking site after Facebook and MySpace), each message has become a commodity.
“We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data,” Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president in charge of search products, wrote in a blog post after the deals with Twitter were announced.
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