Yahoo is reportedly planning to integrate Facebook and Twitter activity with its search offering this summer.
According to the Financial Times, Yahoo community users will start seeing updates from other users, including thoughts on news stories, movies or any other Yahoo content, in the next couple of weeks.
Users will also begin to see updates from their Facebook contacts during Yahoo’s second quarter, which begins in May. Shortly after this, Twitter updates will be integrated into search, the report said.
Yahoo has been planning to integrate social networking sites for a while but this is the first time it has revealed specific dates for the updates.
Yahoo chief executive Carol Bartz spoke last March of the company's intention to team up with social networking sites, including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Skype, to provide a seamless experience when users move from Yahoo to more social places.
Yahoo announced in December 2009 that its sites would be accessible through Facebook Connect, and in February this year the firm announced a partnership with Twitter to allow users to access personal Twitter feeds from their Yahoo homepage, as well from Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Sports.
David McDowell, product marketing director at Yahoo, has said that Yahoo had chosen to integrate with Twitter and Facebook first because they were the "most relevant services”.
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