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    Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    The move is part of Facebook's latest strategy to introduce its own search tools.
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    Re: Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    A sensible move. Hopefully Microsoft will follow suit now and introduce a search engine that works outside of the USA

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    Re: Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    A sensible move. Hopefully Microsoft will follow suit now and introduce a search engine that works outside of the USA
    And give it a sensible name....
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    Re: Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    Executive Mark Zuckerberg has hinted previously that the vast amount of information Facebook users share could eventually replace the need to search the Web for answers to certain questions.
    If true, then surely those "certain questions" must be pretty restricted. Sure, FB users share a lot of information, but I thought it was all pretty trivial stuff - no "this is the answer to life, the universe and everything" stuff.

    I'm just judging on shoulder-surfing others in the house, since I'm a Facebook refusenik.

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    Re: Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    If true, then surely those "certain questions" must be pretty restricted. Sure, FB users share a lot of information, but I thought it was all pretty trivial stuff - no "this is the answer to life, the universe and everything" stuff.

    I'm just judging on shoulder-surfing others in the house, since I'm a Facebook refusenik.
    Facebook to replace web search? I guess if you want BS and misinformation.
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    Re: Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    If true, then surely those "certain questions" must be pretty restricted. Sure, FB users share a lot of information, but I thought it was all pretty trivial stuff - no "this is the answer to life, the universe and everything" stuff.

    I'm just judging on shoulder-surfing others in the house, since I'm a Facebook refusenik.
    Facebook to replace web search? I guess if you want BS and misinformation.
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    Re: Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    no "this is the answer to life, the universe and everything" stuff.
    I get what you are trying to say, though you could probably find an answer, though just not one of you'd be satisfied with. And to be fair, I don't you would find a satisfactory answer anywhere, using any search engine

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    Re: Facebook ditches Microsoft's Bing search engine

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    I get what you are trying to say, though you could probably find an answer, though just not one of you'd be satisfied with. And to be fair, I don't you would find a satisfactory answer anywhere, using any search engine
    I was being sarcastic - for the kinds of searches that I usually do I'm looking for factual information. In which case I really don't see how searching Facebook alone will give anything other than uninformed opinion, wild speculation or overt fanboyism. Remember this is Facebook - a social connection site - not Wikipedia.

    Google, and to a less extent Bing, are where they are because they pull in a wide breadth of sources. Actually, I think it's a arrogant of FB to think that they can replace the world wide web with their little corner of it. And if your searches are merely "where is X today" then you probably wouldn't be searching for that anyway - just email/phone/text them instead.

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