• Chris Crum

    Bing told us, “People Who Know are experts and enthusiasts from leading sites and social networks like Twitter, foursquare, Quora, LinkedIn, Google+ and Blogger.”

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Yes, but that’s not the same as People Who Know who are considered news authors. News authors are a new group of people who may show there. Some of them may overlap with the other ways people might appear, but those people don’t get what news authors have — a hover that shows actual news articles they’ve written (rather than tweets and so on)

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Yes, but that’s not the same as People Who Know who are considered news authors. News authors are a new group of people who may show there. Some of them may overlap with the other ways people might appear, but those people don’t get what news authors have — a hover that shows actual news articles they’ve written (rather than tweets and so on)

  • ZewMang

    that makes a lot of sene dude.

    GetPrivacy.tk

  • Chris Crum

    Hi Danny,

    I was under the impression that this group was the starting point for their handpicking of the new “authors” – its pool of “experts” from the sites mentioned, and from there the ones they handpick would include “information” from Twitter (bios, as far as I can tell), and news articles they have written.

    Anyway, here’s the full statement Bing gave us yesterday:

    “People Who Know are experts and enthusiasts from leading sites and social networks like Twitter, foursquare, Quora, LinkedIn, Google+ and Blogger. Bing identifies ‘People Who Know’ based on what they’ve written or tweeted about. Author pages surface information from our experts/enthusiasts Twitter profiles, and recent and relevant articles they have written.”

    “Some experts and enthusiasts may be influential in a number of areas including Twitter, Quora and foursquare. When an expert qualifies in more than one category, in most cases we will surface their results from Twitter and Quora in sidebar. As when we introduce any new feature, we’ll continue to look closely at the right way to surface experts related to the query, and may make adjustments as we learn more about the feature.”

    “We’re just beginning to surface news experts and their author pages in sidebar, so while we won’t have author pages for everyone, we’re hard at work to grow our coverage.”

    I don’t know if that helps anybody, but that’s the most I’ve seen about it (outside of their blog post) so far. Did Bing talk about the feature at SMX? I’d love to hear any additional info on the subject.