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Thursday, 3rd April 2014

Bing Introduces Snapshot Feature

By Africa S. Hands

From Bing Search blog:

Snapshot brings together information that you need at a glance, with rich connections to deeper information on the people, places, and things you care about made possible by our deep understanding of the real world. To accomplish this,Bing now tracks billions of entities and perhaps more importantly, the billions of relationships between them, all to get you the right data instantly while you search.

While comprehensiveness is important, we are not only interested in the items themselves, but the relationships between them, helping you understand more about the world and take action more quickly. To help us better connect intent to actions, we have taken an open approach that takes advantage of rich data sources and services across the web, such as Wikipedia, LinkedIn, IMDB, and Netflix.

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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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