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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bing-o!


Have you seen the new Bing.com TV commercials? They are fresh and funny, and I laugh every time I see one telling me how information overload is making me crazy. Bing is a "decision" engine, Microsoft says; not a search engine.

If you research online as often as I do [almost daily], then you might wanna give Bing a try. Now, Mr. Google is my loyal boyfriend, so I'm gonna be hard to win over, but like they say about married folks ogling others, "It doesn't hurt to look." :) Bing has a nice uncluttered format and a gorgeous new photograph featured daily. I enjoyed my quick tour and liked the way the link sketches would open up to view without having to actually go to the URLs listed.

Like I said, I'm a one man (or search engine) woman. USA Today has an interesting article on the merits of Google vs. Bing if you want to read more.

22 comments:

Captain Hook said...

I've been avoiding it myself due to loyalty to Mr. Google (that two-timing rat!!). Maybe I'll give it a try though.

Jody Hedlund said...

I've never heard of Bing! Thanks for pointing it out. Since I do so much research, I'm always looking for new places!

Angie Ledbetter said...

I so hear ya, Capt. Hook!

Jody, hope it gets ya where ya wanna go. How's the writing going?

Jessica said...

Whoa, who says that about married folks? LOL!

Yeah, I'd never heard of Bing until I used the wifi on my laptop. The internet immediately opened to Bing and I was like... What??? I wanted my familiar google. LOL

Cheffie-Mom said...

I have heard of Bing, but have not tried it out yet. I'm on my way to check it out. enJOY your day!

Preacher Morsel said...

Bada BING, Bada Boom! Way cool...I was wondering what all the buzz was around Bing lately. Thx 4 for the 411...and Bing-o was her name-o! Have a beautiful Thursday!
The Preacher

Michael Malone said...

Hey Angie, nice to see you over on May Contain Nuts. As for the Bing thing,thanks for highlighting it - must give it a shot.

WendyCinNYC said...

Their ad campaign is great. I'll have to give Bing a try.

Lazy Writer said...

I've never tried Bing, but like you, I am a faithful Google user. I'll have to try Bing out. Sorry about the problems you had trying to follow my blog. Hope you'll come back anyway! :)

Melissa Marsh said...

I've heard good things about Bing. Will have to check it out.

Robyn said...

I hadn't heard of Bing, but now I have. I'll give it a looksee. I hope I don't feel too disloyal to Mr.Google. I'll take the tour. Thanks for posting about it. :)

Anonymous said...

Yep, use both. No prefrence. It was great seeing you last night. One thing I have done is quit searching the net for medical stuff. Scared the snot out of me everytime.
Oren

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jessica, I guess that's a Stone Age saying. :)

You have a great day yourself, Cheffie.

PM, you're welcome. Hope ya enjoy surfing.

Glad you dropped in, Michael.

Wendy, genius campaign for sure. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Lazy Writer, I finally got signed on as a follower. Yay!

Hope you'll pass on your findings, Melissa. :)

Glad to help, Robyn.

Oren, great to see you too! And, yeah, I don't need more info on that topic either.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Angie: I had not heard of Bing! Will have to give it a try.
You are always helping and lifting up. May it come back to you 100-fold,
Jeanette
Audience of One

Shammickite said...

The only Bing I've ever heard of is Mr. Crosby!

Debbie said...

I'm just not sure. Can I stray? Do I dare? I'm going to have to think about this a little while longer.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I finally figured out what 'bing' was! What??? Kinda like the song, "B.I.N.G.....oh!"

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jeanette, so sweet of you! Hope you have fun exploring Bing as a search engine.

Shammickite, LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

Oh, Debbie -- take all the time you need. Straying is never a decision to make lightly. :)

Hey, Boomer, made me smile.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I think I'd feel like I was having an illicit affair!

Nancy said...

Liking the Bing thing. Thanks for the nudge to try, although it does feel a bit like cheating :)

Karen said...

I've never even heard of Bing until this. I'll have to go check it out. thanks.

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