I “google” everything. I “twitter” random quotes. And as the world of technology evolves, new words are making their way into our dictionaries every day. Makes playing Scrabble a bit easier I must say.
But watch out Google, there’s a new search engine in town, Bing.com. And my guess is that Microsoft is hoping “bing” will be the next new verb among our lingo. How long do you predict before Bing.com is the default homepage on PC’s powered with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer? BTW, I just upgraded my IE to 8.0, and I’m not sure I’m liking it.
Back to Bing… I read Todd Crawford’s tweet…
So, of course I had to try it. Searched my name, my business, my top keywords, yadda yadda. The results were still way better on the Google side, but Bing is still an infant, so I’ll give it some time to mature. Another similiar site is BingandGoogle.com.
The jury’s still out among the big dogs discussing whether or not Bing can dethrone Google…
CNN – Bing vs. Google: Consumers Can’t Tell a Difference (7/11/09)
Mashable – Google vs. Bing: The Blind Taste Test (6/07/09)
NY Times – Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better (7/08/09)
PCWorld – Google, Microsoft Invade Enemy Territory: Who Wins? (7/10/09)
TechCrunch – Search Smackdown: Bing Vs. Google (6/02/09)
What you say? “Bing” it on!