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July
14

BingTweets Debuts

As part of our ongoing efforts to explore options in real-time search, we’ve partnered with Federated Media and Twitter to create BingTweets which fuses Bing search results and real time content from Twitter in an interesting new interface. How does partnering with Twitter make Bing a more effective decision engine? Many people share their thoughts on Twitter, and search engines don’t currently do a great job of capturing that real-time content. We designed Bing to help you make faster, more informed decisions, and, since people often turn to real-time content to help them make decisions, BingTweets was a logical next step.

For example, when Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince comes out tomorrow, you may want to scan the official reviews, local theater listing, AND the latest Tweets on the movie to help you decide whether to rush to see it. With BingTweets, you can cover all that ground in one place.

BingTweets pulls in trends from Twitter and filters into categories such as “Popular Now,” “People,” “Places” and “Products” enabling easier navigation of the ever changing trends on the Web. You can also fire off a search on any topic of your choosing to see the related search results from Bing and Twitter discussion.

Check it out at BingTweets and let us know what you think.

Whitney Burk, Director, Bing

Comments

  • "Check it out at BingTweets and let us know what you think."

    Can't. It doesn't work.

  • @candis - thanks for bringing to our attention. We're aware of the outage and we're working on getting it up and running as quickly as possible.  

  • Good job.

    You have post in serbian: www.helponline.pro/.../bingtweets

  • Good job, I really like BingTweets!

  • It's clever i have to say, but i think it should be infused more with Bing's main search.

  • Well done. I like the concept. Perhaps I'll be using bing search more often now.

  • This is exactly the type of innovation the world of search needs. Slowly but surely, bing will get more and more recognized as a real innovator in the search sector, instead of just "trying catch up with Google".

  • The thing that I think BingTweets can improve on is to incorporate twitter search results into the actual Bing result pages. Since the Bing results are currently in an iframe, is not very user friendly.

  • Awesome! I will be definately making use of this!Great idea.

  • i agree, this should b in the bings main results page!

  • Nice to Tweet.

  • Is anyone else getting this error message when visiting the site: "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress"? Weird!

  • Yup... "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress."

    I understand it's a partnership (and WordPress) but I find it hi-larious it's not running on ASP/.NET and SQL Server.  LOL

  • Bing tweet really looking great! I like it!

  • feedback form always says i've mistyped the captcha

    also, the results css is broken - if the search term 'foo' is within a url it prints as "http:// class="selected_term">foo.com