Enterprise Applications: Microsoft Bing Takes Center Stage at Web 2.0 with Twitter Integration

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2009-10-22
 
 
 

Microsoft Bing Takes Center Stage at Web 2.0 with Twitter Integration

 

Microsoft Bing Takes Center Stage at Web 2.0 with Twitter Integration

Bings Weitz Introduces Himself

Stefan Weitz shows off his Bing T-shirt by way of introduction to the crowd.

Bings Weitz Introduces Himself

How Search Is Ripe for Innovation

People are searching more and producing more sophisticated searches.

How Search Is Ripe for Innovation

Search Challenges

Weitz explains that 25 percent of searchers have to hit the back button to find the right search result.

Search Challenges

Bing Decision Engine Defined

What comprises Bing? These components.

Bing Decision Engine Defined

What Bing Is Focusing on

Bing is looking to play well with Twitter, Facebook, video, PCs and mobile devices.

What Bing Is Focusing on

Quicker Access to Knowledge

Semantic search is part of the solution, presented in a sort of Rubik's Cube.

Quicker Access to Knowledge

Microsofts Qi Lu with Tim OReilly

Qi Lu talks about Bing and associated search issues, including real-time integration and privacy concerns associated with indexing tweets.

Microsofts Qi Lu with Tim OReilly

Yusuf Mehdi Unveils Bing Twitter

Lu invites Mehdi onstage to discuss Bing Twitter ... the demo slides follow!

Yusuf Mehdi Unveils Bing Twitter

Original Bing-Twitter Indexing

This is what Twitter tweets looked like on Bing the last few months.

Original Bing-Twitter Indexing

Here Is What Tweets Look Like Now

The search engine looks at the quality of the results and assigns a social relevance score based on the number of followers a Twitter user has. Bing may also assign greater importance to higher-quality tweets, or those that have links to news stories. Finally, tweets that have been retweeted multiple times will receive more weight.

Here Is What Tweets Look Like Now

Hot Topic Tweet Tag Cloud

Say that five times fast. The cloud groups hot Twitter topics.

Hot Topic Tweet Tag Cloud

Drilling Down into Tweets

Notice the links to Bit.ly, taking users to the original news source pages.

Drilling Down into Tweets

Yankee Group Tweets

Here's a group of hot, popular tweets.

Yankee Group Tweets

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Microsoft Bing Takes Center Stage at Web 2.0 with Twitter Integration - Page 15

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