Google admits love affair with Twitter, accounts reveal


13 Jul 2009

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Google has decided to come clean on its trysts with Twitter and has published an entire directory of Google Twitter accounts to ensure that it too is part of the tweetstream.

In a blog posting yesterday, Karen Wickre of the Google Blog & Twitter Team revealed close to 40 different Twitter profiles, from Google’s central account to Twitter profiles for YouTube fans, Earth & Maps tools, Android apps, tweets from Google research scientists and even tips for online publishers.

“Like lots of you, we’ve been drawn into Twitter this year,” said Wickre.

“After all, we’re all about frequent updates, and there’s lots happening around here that we want to share with you. Of course, we enjoy watching, and contributing to, the tweetstream (we hope you find tweets useful, too).”

She said that because there are many programmes and initiatives across the company, there are a large number of active Twitter accounts.

Here is the list of accounts Google published yesterday, and it has promised to keep updating the list:

General
twitter.com/Google – central account
twitter.com/Blogger – for Blogger fans
twitter.com/GoogleCalendar – user tips and updates
twitter.com/GoogleImages – news, tips, tricks on visual image search
twitter.com/GoogleNews – latest headlines via Google News
twitter.com/GoogleReader – from feed-reader team
twitter.com/iGoogle – news and notes from Google’s personalised homepage
twitter.com/GoogleStudents – news of interest to students using Google
twitter.com/YouTube – for YouTube fans
twitter.com/YouTubeESen Espanol
twitter.com/GoogleAtWork – solutions for IT and workplace productivity

Geo-related
twitter.com/SketchUp – Google SketchUp news
twitter.com/3DWH – SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse
twitter.com/Modelytown – 3D modeling to build your favourite places
twitter.com/EarthOutreach – Earth & Maps tools for nonprofits and organisations
twitter.com/GoogleMaps – uses, tips, mash-ups
twitter.com/GoogleSkyMap – Android app for the night sky

Ads-related
twitter.com/AdSense – for online publishers
twitter.com/AdWordsHelper – looking out for AdWords questions and tech issues
twitter.com/AdWordsProSarah – Google Guide for AdWords Help Forum
twitter.com/GoogleAnalytics – insights for website effectiveness
twitter.com/GoogleAdBuilder – re-building display ads
twitter.com/GoogleRetail – for retail advertisers
twitter.com/TechnologyUK – for UK tech advertisers
twitter.com/InsideAdWordsDE – for German AdWords customers
twitter.com/GoogleAgencyDE – for German ad agencies
twitter.com/AdSensePT – info for Portuguese-language publishers
twitter.com/AdWordsRussia – AdWords news & tips in Russian
twitter.com/DentroDeAdWords – Spanish updates from the Inside AdWords blog
twitter.com/AdWordsAPI – AdWords API tips

Developer & technical
twitter.com/GoogleResearch – from  research scientists
twitter.com/GoogleWMC – Google Webmaster Central
twitter.com/GoogleCode – latest updates for Google developer products
twitter.com/GoogleData – data APIs provide a standard protocol for reading and writing web data
twitter.com/app_engine – web apps run on Google infrastructure
twitter.com/DataLiberation – initiative for complete import/export of all data
twitter.com/GoogleMapsAPI – about using Google Maps embedded in websites
twitter.com/GoogleIO – Google’s largest annual developer event

Culture, People
twitter.com/googletalks – notes from  @Google speaker series
twitter.com/googlejobs – the voice of Google recruiters

Country or Region
twitter.com/googlearabia – news from the Google Arabia Blog
twitter.com/googledownunder – Google activities in Australia & New Zealand
twitter.com/GoogleDE – Google in Germany
twitter.com/GoogleKorea – news and notes in Korean
twitter.com/GoogleLatAm – Latin America (en Espanol)
twitter.com/GooglePolicyIt – notes on Google policy issues in Italy

By John Kennedy