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The times I've used Bing, it seems pretty good. But really how good is it?
For the entire month of December, I will do all my searching at Bing.
How will this change my search habits, and my experience of the web?
Will I find what I need to find?
Anyone want to join me for a month-long Bingathon?
This is NOT a sponsored endorsement of Bing. Honest. Microsoft does not own me
I do like the preview snippets in Bing, I don't have to click the link to preview the text. It's nice!
I also have a 3 column search interface set up returning results from the BIG 3. Google isn't broke yet and I usually get the results I'm looking for. There are advanced queries that I've come to know which Bing does not support.
One of my biggest yet simplest things that I missed was the definition link. Google recently switched from Answers.com to their own Dictionary. I still like having that as I do a bit of research every day and rely on that definition link.
I'm in a comfort zone with Google Search. There is nothing inherently wrong with it. I'm not too certain that I like the Personalized Search and time will tell. Apparently enough people liked it for Google to make it default. The general searching public will never know.
One of my predictions for search in 2010? META Search Engines will become the next fad - again. :)
I did put a little JS on my home button, to call a search engine (Bing, Y!, Cuil, etc.) by change each time. On many searches, any of the search engines seem to give ok results.
I still think Google provides good results (perfect, no, good, yes), but my privacy concerns are keeping me from letting them continue to track me like crazy.
I also tested out Clusty for site search (i.e. adding a Clusty box to my own site). So far so good on that front. That's another thread though... Clusty doesn't retain any personal info by the way.
joined:Aug 29, 2003
All PC's now set to Bing - can't wait for them to sort out UK results Q1 as that will be a big test in another key market. God knows we need something else to challenge an 80%+ dominance.