BingTweets Debuts

As part of our ongoing efforts to explore options in real-time search, we’ve partnered with Federated Media and Twitter to create BingTweets which fuses Bing search results and real time content from Twitter in an interesting new interface. How does partnering with Twitter make Bing a more effective decision engine? Many people share their thoughts on Twitter, and search engines don’t currently do a great job of capturing that real-time content. We designed Bing to help you make faster, more informed decisions, and, since people often turn to real-time content to help them make decisions, BingTweets was a logical next step.

For example, when Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince comes out tomorrow, you may want to scan the official reviews, local theater listing, AND the latest Tweets on the movie to help you decide whether to rush to see it. With BingTweets, you can cover all that ground in one place.

BingTweets pulls in trends from Twitter and filters into categories such as “Popular Now,” “People,” “Places” and “Products” enabling easier navigation of the ever changing trends on the Web. You can also fire off a search on any topic of your choosing to see the related search results from Bing and Twitter discussion.

Check it out at BingTweets and let us know what you think.

Whitney Burk, Director, Bing

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33 comments
  1. Anonymous

    "Check it out at BingTweets and let us know what you think."

    Can't. It doesn't work.

  2. Bing Team

    @candis – thanks for bringing to our attention. We're aware of the outage and we're working on getting it up and running as quickly as possible.  

  3. stephan.walcher

    Good job, I really like BingTweets!

  4. Darryl Wilcox

    It's clever i have to say, but i think it should be infused more with Bing's main search.

  5. Anonymous

    Well done. I like the concept. Perhaps I'll be using bing search more often now.

  6. Anonymous

    This is exactly the type of innovation the world of search needs. Slowly but surely, bing will get more and more recognized as a real innovator in the search sector, instead of just "trying catch up with Google".

  7. Anonymous

    The thing that I think BingTweets can improve on is to incorporate twitter search results into the actual Bing result pages. Since the Bing results are currently in an iframe, is not very user friendly.

  8. Anonymous

    Awesome! I will be definately making use of this!Great idea.

  9. Danda

    i agree, this should b in the bings main results page!

  10. luke.sarker

    Nice to Tweet.

  11. Anonymous

    Is anyone else getting this error message when visiting the site: "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress"? Weird!

  12. Anonymous

    Yup… "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress."

    I understand it's a partnership (and WordPress) but I find it hi-larious it's not running on ASP/.NET and SQL Server.  LOL

  13. jackin

    Bing tweet really looking great! I like it!

  14. Anonymous

    feedback form always says i've mistyped the captcha

    also, the results css is broken – if the search term 'foo' is within a url it prints as "http:// class="selected_term">foo.com

  15. Anonymous

    Really best tool

  16. Anonymous

    I think it's a smart move.

  17. ccssmikael

    keep revising bingtweets. the functionality keeps getting better. i have seen now my tweets!

  18. Anonymous

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  19. Anonymous

    Unless you allow the user to stop the tweets from scrolling it's pretty much a waste of bandwidth.

    And if you DO allow the user to stop the scrolling, why isn't the stop button more intuitively obviously placed where we can get to it?

  20. nexcheck

    The idea is quite innovative…Hope we see more of such ideas in future.

  21. Anonymous

    The idea is quite innovative…Hope we see more of such ideas in future.

  22. Anonymous

    a lot love

  23. Anonymous

    thx

  24. guilhermeacf

    Hi,

    I am using bing and twitter a lot! I was thinking about this feature for URL compression that could be added as a acceleration tool, or directly as an option on the preview hoove-over feature at bing!

    This feature could possibly bring twitter and bing one more step together!

    best

    g

  25. aelusiveone

    This sounds like a handy service, I will try it, especially for the movie reviews.

  26. sonalika_srivastava

    very good job

  27. ccssmikael

    i can see now my tweets! speed up improvement! i need also to see my tweets in bing.com!

  28. Anonymous

    Nice! I think this will definitely come in handy when real time search results are needed.  

  29. Anonymous

    The interface needs a lot of work, but the concept is cool.

  30. Anonymous

    I think it is good job too, I like this style

  31. Blackpool UK

    ive read about bing tweets and must say this sounds like a great idea.

  32. hotels

    bing tweets sounds very interesting and looks to me like its popular

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