Saturday, October 23, 2010

Website Review: bing.com

RATING:

★★

Being a die-hard google fan, this review might be a bit biased. But you have to admit...bing is nothing but a google knockoff.

Google, the leader in the search engine industry, topples the competition with over 80% of all searches being directed to Google. Most other search engines struggle to copy and keep up with the innovations Google pushes forward. Bing is the latest: this sucessor to Microsoft's Live search copies the layout and search tools of google.

The front page is what brings most people to bing, but for me it just serves as a distraction. The only unique and refreshing part of bing is the image search. It allows for many images on a single page, rather than splitting them up into several pages. This framed approach makes image searching much more intuitive and is commendable. While Google has admittedly copied this by now, it still stands as a testament to the potential creativity and power of bing.

Overall, I'm not impressed by bing, but the intuitive image search and potential secures it a 2-star rating. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

11 comments:

blogking said...

not a big fan of bing either

Mikey said...

Every time I have used it is was just as handy if not less then google.

I use chrome so It is so much easier to use google!

Gansita said...

They have a lot of publicity, though. I rather Google

Dungeoneer said...

I think I'll be using Google for as long as I live.

Kichuwa said...

I tried BING for a week as a trial, still not that great.

Geek's Paradise said...

I've tried Bing a few times but I am just not that impressed with it. Google stills owns my soul.

la comédie said...

nice post

Come At Me Bro said...

Great site!

sknroiws said...

bing is great for somethings but I use google for mostly everything else. It's great for looking up prices for flights.

Pot, Music, Football said...

not much of a bing person myself. great blog btw

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Nice post!!