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Friday, 25th February 2011

New Bing Toolbar and Social Search Results

By Africa S. Hands

Bing has added more Facebook integration to its toolbar and search results.

1. The new Bing Bar is now available for download. Bing Bar includes Facebook notifications, mail alerts, and news notifications.

From Bing Search Blog:

Engineered from the ground up, the new Bing Bar gives you quick access to all the stuff you do online. Conducting a search, checking Facebook or keeping tabs on email, Bing Bar centralizes the most common things you do while helping you discover new features that let you get the most out of Bing.

Additional coverage at PC World.

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2. Bing has integrated Facebook Likes into its search results. Search result order is not changed, results are simply annotated to include Likes from your Facebook friends.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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