jonathanleger - 1:58 am on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Microsoft is simply following a social trend that has been dominating the web for several years now. There are millions of users who want to know which movies their friends think are cool. They want to know which restaurants have good ratings, and whether or not their sister, cousin, or mom would eat there. They may also be interested in news events, videos, music and articles their friends are exploring.
Sure, but if people are interested in their mom/sister/friend/dog's opinion on the latest movie/song/book/gadget, they'll ask them -- either on the phone or via email or via Facebook or other social site.
If I want an individual's opinion on something, I'll get it from them, and THEN go to the web to research ADDITIONAL information. I don't want that clouded by FB user's opinions, even if I know and am linked to those users in some way.