Bing, Now With Extra Facebook: See What Your Friends Like & People Search Results

At long last, Facebook's social data is coming to search in a big way. Bing is now making use of it to show new "Liked By Your Friends" matches and Facebook-powered people search results. The move offers a huge amount of promise, and perhaps gives Bing a edge that Google can't quickly replicate. But at the moment, this is no Google-killer. You might not even see the new features appear that often. Think baby steps, and let's see what's been born today to proud parents Bing and Facebook. Finally, Facebook's Social Data Meets Search Over the past few years, some pundits have have viewed Facebo [...]

Who To Follow For Political Tweets? Bing Endorses Sarah Palin!

Do a search for politics on Bing Social Search, and its new "who to follow on Twitter" feature offer exactly one person: Sarah Palin. Gary Price of ResourceShelf tipped me to this gem. Hey, perhaps it's designed to help balance out the seemingly left-leaning recommendations that Twitter makes: No Fox News or Tea Baggers there among the Huffington Post, CNN, NPR and Congressional Quarterly! Actually, the latter three are arguably more middle in the road, though you might not see it that way, if you're on the right. How About Some Tea? For fun, let's do some side-by-side. How abo [...]

Bing Social Search Now Recommends People To Follow On Twitter

Who's an expert in a particular topic that you might want to follow on Twitter? Bing Social Search has a new feature offering these types of recommendations. Do a search on Bing Social Search for anything, such as apple, and Bing comes back with recommendations like this on the right-hand side of the page: Hits... It's a nice feature. For example, do a search for Paramore: And you get recommendations for both the band's main account and the personal account of lead singer Hayley Williams. That's something Twitter misses in its own People Results (or Name Results, for those who [...]

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