Two things are obvious:
- I am running a day behind.
- Bing isn’t my default search engine. (Or I would have noticed this yesterday.)
From the post:
A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the most significant update to Bing since our launch three years ago, combining the best of search with relevant people from your social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. After the positive response to the preview, the new version of Bing is available today in the US at www.bing.com. You can now access Bing’s new three column design , including the snapshot feature and social features.
According to a recent internal survey, nearly 75 % of people spend more time than they would like searching for information online. With Bing’s new design, you can access information from the Web including friends you do know and relevant experts that you may not know letting you spend less time searching and more time doing.
Today, we’re also unveiling a new advertising campaign to support the introduction of search plus social and announcing the Bing Summer of Doing, in celebration of the new features and designed to inspire people to do amazing things this summer.
BTW, correcting the HTML code in the post for Bing, www.bing.com.
When I arrived, the “top” searches were:
- Nazi parents
- Hosni Mubarak
“Popular” searches ranging from the inane to the irrelevant.
I need something a bit more focused on subjects of interest to me.
Perhaps automated queries that are filtered, then processed into a topic map?
Something to think about over the summer. More posts to follow on that theme.