Did you know Bing, the Microsoft-powered super search engine, received a makeover this summer? The new Bing – you can try it out now at bing.com/new features a three-column design that integrates content from your Facebook friends and experts on Twitter – getting you what you want to know in a socially connected, interactive way. We’ll be celebrating with them all summer long both online and through events, including one here in LA on May 31 (see more below).
The first column is the fact finder, the collection of the most relevant information on the web that remains the core of the Bing search experience. This is the classic search engine, where you look when you need information fast.
The center column is snapshot, the action center of Bing. The cornerstone of the Bing experience is not just searching and finding the best information, but helping you use that information to take action and make things happen. Snapshot brings together maps, reviews, and contact information to help book restaurant reservations, hotel rooms, front-row concert tickets, and more. Snapshot is also optimized to help you find the right person among the millions who are online by gathering information from social media networks including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
The last column is where your network of friends becomes your network of information. The social results found on the far left sidebar will include friends who have recently liked, shared, or searched for content related to your search so that you can use your friends as a resource for further information. Beyond friends, Bing will surface experts and enthusiasts on the search query who can provide further insider knowledge of your topic. You can share search results in Bing, which appear on the live activity feed, and you can see in real-time when your friends also search. Help answer friends’ questions and discover new things by seeing what your friends are searching for!
Bing knows that most people will consult with friends or experts before making decisions, and only Bing brings together the best of search with the best people from your social networks. The Her Campus team believes that search should be social, and to kick off the new Bing, Her Campus and Bing are hosting a launch party! Join us for complimentary drinks, appetizers, music, prizes, socializing, and fun seeing the new Bing in action. Bing and Her Campus are bringing together the best people to celebrate this new search experience. Register to attend today (www.regonline.com/newbingla)!.
Date: May 31, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Hemingway’s Lounge, LA