Facebook & Bing Integration: Combat Against Google +1

Whilst Facebook may be the largest of the social networking sites with more than 500 million users signed up it is currently in a bit of a vulnerable state. Why is it vulnerable you may be asking? Well Google who has the seamless search engine has just its +1 service which goes into direct competition with the Facebook Like button.

That being the case Facebook are looking to join up with Microsoft’s Bing service in a joint effort to combat against Google. The guys at Google must be under the impression that their +1 service will be a success and wouldn’t be too much hassle as we know Google like to keep things simple and effective.

The biggest change that Bing users will see is on their searches, they will basically see personalized searches based on their circles of friends from Facebook but of course only whilst you are signed into your account. The search volume perhaps wouldn’t be enough in terms of results so the other thing that happens is Bing taps into the collective number of likes from the social networking giant. Brennon Slattery of PCWorld has put together a list of the changes with explanations so be sure to check those out.

Bing is doing the one thing that Google has always wanted to do and that’s to become more “social” but instead of launching its own site Bing has teamed up with the biggest of them all. Check out the video at the bottom of the article from FoxNews where they give a short demonstration and explanation of the features.

Do you think this is a good move from Bing? Would it make you start using Bing as your search engine over Google? Let us know in the comments section below.