In a battle to woo back Web surfers who are spending more time on social networking sites, Internet portal Yahoo has clinched a deal with Twitter to share content across both properties.
Yahoo reached a similar agreement with Facebook in December, making it easier for users to share Facebook status updates and other information.
Twitter offers millions of messages posted every minute. "The information in one single tweet can travel light years farther with this Yahoo integration," Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in a statement. "Tweets in more places brings relevance where and when you need it most."
The move reflects Yahoo's deep desire to tap into the increasingly social nature of the Web. It's a trend propelled by Facebook and Twitter, which have become major forces in driving and directing online traffic. Yahoo missed its golden opportunity to cash in on the rise of social networking when Facebook rebuffed its $1-billion-plus takeover offer.