Bing Gets Facebook Friend Tagging
Bing has announced a new social feature, which allows you to tag your Facebook friends when you share a search you’ve performed.
As you may recall, Bing launched a new design a couple months back, complete with some new social features, allowing you to place your search experience and Facebook experience closer to one another than ever before. This new feature appears to be just an extension of that, making use of popular Facebook functionality.
“When searching on Bing, simply enter a question or comment in the sidebar and type the name of a friend on Facebook to tag him or her (you can tag up to five friends at a time),” explains Bing Social Program Manager Kim Vlcek. “With your permission, the question will post on your Facebook timeline, and your tagged friends will be notified so that they can pitch in and help you find what you’re looking for. Remember – you are always in control of what you share through the sidebar.”
Have you used Bing’s social features much? Have you found access to Facebook friends from the search engine to be effective in helping you find what you’re looking for?
This is just the latest in various companies’ attempts to make search more social. Last week, we saw a new feature (which may just be in test mode) where Google is placing more Google+ content into search results.
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