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Bing's Friend Effect - threat to Google's 1?

11:29 pm on May 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Well it looks like facebook/bing has responded to Googles +1, read all about it:

Bing, Facebook Deepen Ties, Threaten Google +1

Microsoft has unveiled a deeper conglomerate of Bing and Facebook that harvests the power of the social Web, one year after forming a partnership to take "social search" to the next level.

When the partnership was formed it seemed meaningless and redundant. After all, if you're checking Facebook and Twitter several hundred times a day, do you need your friends' updates appearing in your Bing search results? Where's the value in that? Well here's a look at Bing's new Facebook features and why this may mean the end of Google +1.

3:46 am on May 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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No doubt it's a serious threat - almost a perfect undermining in fact. We've got a home paged thread about this in the Bing forum - let's take any discussion there: [webmasterworld.com...]