Thanks to a deal recently struck between Twitter and Google, those tweets will have a larger audience than ever before.
According to Bloomberg, Twitter has reached a deal with Google that will make its 140-character updates from users — all 284 million of them — instantly searchable. So that disgruntled tweet about NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and his false Iraq war story will show up in a Google search as soon as it's tweeted. It's unclear from the report how the Google deal will affect deleted tweets.
The deal is yet another way for Twitter to expand its reach beyond the original service — a strategy that Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto explained at the company's Analyst Day event in November.
Twitter's deal with Google isn't the first of its kind: It already has deals in place with Bing and Yahoo, wherein the company shares user data. Search Bing for a Twitter user's handle, for instance, and several recent tweets from that user pop up in search results.
But Twitter's deal with Google is even more significant, given the Mountain View, California-based tech giant commands 75% of the web search market and remains the number one most-trafficked website globally.
In other words? Trigger-happy users may want to think twice now before they tweet.