Google has begun testing its social search service, which adds social network feeds from users’ friends to their search results. Unlike Microsoft’s Bing-based Twitter search, Google’s Social Search includes each users’ own lists of contacts from various services to build up a network. The search result then brings back content specifically from the people they know.
The new service, currently a beta test, includes Twitter, FriendFeed, Google Reader stories, and other social content from around the Web. Facebook is not yet included.
The service is currently only avaialbale via Google’s Experimental Labs page to people with a Google account. Users are presented with social information at the bottom of their search result pages, shown as ‘Results from people in your social circle’. The data comes from users Google Profile, which links with other social networks such as Twitter and FriendFeed, along with Google Chat and Google Reader.