Facebook have been collecting ‘likes’ from all over the web. Soon Microsoft search engine Bing will leverage on all these ‘likes’ data. In this video shows how the stuff you and your friends ‘likes’ on the web, will show up on Bing search result.
Google Search have been the de facto search engine for years now. It is powered with lots of computer that looks at links and content which than mold togather by some algorithm made by smart people working at Google.
It is interesting to see Microsoft, and well in this case Facebook, trying this new approach in search. Instead by looking at links and PageRanks, they are using humans inputs from all the ‘likes’ data.
Here is Bing’s news announcement on their community blog. We are about to have an algorithm vs collective-wisdom-of-crowd war at our hands.
Microsoft is in bed with Facebook. There is no secret about that. Previously Microsoft had bought a small stake on Facebook. With that deal Microsoft gets to expand its exclusive advertising eat to handle ads for Facebook on a global basis. Today it looks like Microsoft’s search engine Bing might be benefiting from this little friendship.
Google in the other hand isn’t just sitting down in a wait an see mode, to see if this whole social web search will go anywhere. They recently had announced their little experiment, the +1 button. Google being Google here, I’ve to say that ‘+1′ sounds more geeky than say, ‘like’.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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