Federated Search – Twitter

By | 2011-11-29

Wanted to share this little sample federated search location with you. Twitter has a search site where you can search for tweets:

http://search.twitter.com

It also has a atom feed for results:
http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q={searchTerms}
SharePoint supports OpenSearch and with this Atom feed by Twitter we can create a OpenSearch reference as a Federated Search Location in SharePoint. With this and a piece of xsl (more xsl is in the osdx below) we can format the tweets ( search results) fairly easy:

You can create a twitter federated search location for SharePoint 2010:
twitter-fed-search-01

Download the sample twitter.osdx.

Instructions on how to add a Federated Search Location can be found here.

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