Bing and Ping
The Bing team are thinking about introducing a new feature called “Bing and Ping” which would allow you to share search results on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s the blurb:
We at the Bing team are firm believers in the idea that the only thing better than searching with Bing is sharing what you’ve found with your friends. That’s why we’ve been working on a potential new feature for Bing that does just that in a couple of clicks, which we call Bing & Ping.
Let’s break this down with an example: say you use Bing’s Instant Answers feature to check the score of the game, and you notice that your buddy’s favorite team has just been beaten pretty handily. Say you want to “delicately” remind him of their less-than-stellar moves with the ball. Bing & Ping lets you share this NFL instant answer through various places, like Facebook, Twitter, or even email in as few as two clicks. Reminding someone that their team has no defense has never been easier (in spite of the screenshot below, we of course aren’t talking about our beloved Seahawks).
It’s not just limited to sports, either. Share a neighborhood plumber recommendation with a friend though email, tweet local movie times, or post a flight status with your Facebook pals while you’re trying to bum a ride from the airport.
If you’re interested in previewing this feature, be sure to become a fan of our Facebook page. We’ll be sending a special invitation to our fans to preview Bing and Ping. Check it out and let us know what you think, if you like it and how we can make it better
Sounds like a nice feature but my first reaction to this was… ”What about Windows Live?” and judging by the ensuing comments on their blog post I’m not the only one. Why shouldn’t we have the ability to add to our shared favourites or even send an IM to one of our friends (assuming we were logged in to Messenger)? If you agree that that would be a nice feature then head over to the blog post and add your weight to the debate.