Comments on: Bing It On http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:43:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: robin http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-401009 robin Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:38:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-401009 B.I.N.G. = But It’s Not Google.

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By: elita http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-400316 elita Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:13:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-400316 this one is a tough-y for me. i work for “the big guy” but, love the content and community that alt creates. i’m curious enough to check it out, but i’ll admit there’s no way i’m not going to be biased. :]

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-400206 Design Mom Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:32:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-400206 Hah! I didn’t. : ) I called Google the big guy, but I didn’t called Bing the little guy. But you’re the 3rd person to say something similar, so clearly, my post isn’t very well written. I’ll go edit it and see if it helps.

As far as search goes, Google is THE big guy. I like seeing the big guy challenged. Even if it’s by another big player.

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-400085 Heidi Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:18:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-400085 How can you call microsoft the little guy!

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By: Angie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-400004 Angie Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:05:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-400004 Interesting test! I’m definitely joining the force. Last week I changed my default web browser from IE to Firefox. I’ve always used several different ones (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) But I really stuck to it this time… IE is officially removed from my computer. :) Going well so far!

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By: The New Diplomats Wife http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399982 The New Diplomats Wife Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:25:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399982 it’s funny, my google has been hyper slow the past two weeks or so and so i set it up to bing , but that’s more driven by an internal work thing. however, I’ve gotten used to it and kind of dig it – i don’t necessarily feel like i’m missing out with google results, just makes me feel like i have more options and kind of dig the various factoids/searches at the bottom. much like you though, still giving it a whirl but so far so good.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399976 Design Mom Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:05:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399976 How fun that you tried the challenge! In the video clip above, several challengees picked Google too. No need to change if you prefer it. I don’t know what I prefer yet, but by the end of the week I should have a solid opinion.

Also. I connected my Bing page to my Facebook, so I think I’m probably getting personalized results right off the bat. Not sure…

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399972 Design Mom Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:02:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399972 I’m new to Bing — it’s my first day trying it — but when I made it my homepage there were several “safety search” options including an option for no adult images, and another for no adult images + no adult text. I haven’t had a problem encountering inappropriate material so far.

And I hear you about “Why would I want to give up Google?”. I think for me, I thought back to pre-Google and tried to remember how I searched. Was it Yahoo? Some other search engine? I don’t even recall! (Isn’t it strange to think of life pre-Google?). So I was curious to see what my life would be like without using Google. To see if I’d miss it.

It’s hard for me to imagine Google would ever be replaced. But it’s also hard for me to imagine that Pinterest wasn’t really even a thing a year ago. Amazing!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399970 Design Mom Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:00:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399970 Hah! I hear you. They are both huge companies. But Google definitely feels like it almost has a monopoly on search, so I still think it’s fun to see it challenged.

And. I suppose since I don’t currently own/use any Microsoft products (at least that I know of), Microsoft feels “less big” to me. : )

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By: ajbc http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399956 ajbc Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:44:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399956 Oh, and the side-by-side comparison strips Google image results, but includes Bing image results, which biases the results further. I think Bing has great potential, but the results are misleading.

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By: ajbc http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399953 ajbc Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:40:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399953 I tried the Bing it on challenge, and I picked Google results 100% of the time. The thing is that their “2:1″ stats don’t include is that when you’re logged into Google, you get personalized results based on your past search history and all the other data Google has on you, which gives you much better results. Thus, unless they had people log into their Google accounts for their tests, which I’m pretty sure they didn’t, the “2:1″ isn’t accurate for realistic usages.

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By: Betsy C. http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399943 Betsy C. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:25:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399943 I’m with Alicia. Huge porn problems with Bing when I gave it a shot and with three kids in the house, there is no way I’m risking that on my computer. Plus there was the very public problem of Bing actually using Google search data in their results. So why would I want to give up Google? I’m all for giving the little guy a shot (or a second chance), but Microsoft is hardly a small start-up company.

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By: Katie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399940 Katie Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:21:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399940 The thing is, it’s a big guy challenging a big guy. Kind of loses it’s effect.

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By: Alicia http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bing-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-399938 Alicia Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:15:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25007#comment-399938 My siblings are Microsoft people. They bing. Recently I was working on an art project and google image searched a phrase. I can’t remember what it was exactly but something like ‘sunburst’ or ‘sun symbol’. I looked through the first 5 or 6 pages of results and then thought I would try bing. I was shocked at the amount of porn that came up on bing. Same search words as google, totally different results. I’m sticking with google.

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