09NovNet

Magazine: .NET
Issue 195: November 2009, Pages 116-117

Q: What are your thoughts on search engine Bing?

Ané-Mari Peter: I like the pictures and little information square rollovers. The left-hand side 'explorer' plane is quite useful if you're in a buying mood, but I'm finding it to sales-driven when doing acadmic or subject-sprecific research taht doesn't involve retail or travel.

Something weird's going on with the 'sponsored sites', though. Some really irrelevant results come up, which again are sales-driven. I know that Bing needs advertising to grow, but telling me about a cheap hotel when I'm trying to find a market-specific supplier that's not at all travel- or accomodation-related is irritating.

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