Google admits love affair with Twitter, accounts reveal

13 Jul 2009

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 – central account – for Blogger fans – user tips and updates – news, tips, tricks on visual image search – latest headlines via Google News – from feed-reader team – news and notes from Google’s personalised homepage – news of interest to students using Google – for YouTube fans Espanol – solutions for IT and workplace productivity

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

Ads-related – for online publishers – looking out for AdWords questions and tech issues – Google Guide for AdWords Help Forum – insights for website effectiveness – re-building display ads – for retail advertisers – for UK tech advertisers – for German AdWords customers – for German ad agencies – info for Portuguese-language publishers – AdWords news & tips in Russian – Spanish updates from the Inside AdWords blog – AdWords API tips

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

Culture, People – notes from  @Google speaker series – the voice of Google recruiters

Country or Region – news from the Google Arabia Blog – Google activities in Australia & New Zealand – Google in Germany – news and notes in Korean – Latin America (en Espanol) – notes on Google policy issues in Italy

By John Kennedy