Guest Post: Some Tech Habits Need To Be Broken


If biting your fingernails took up eight hours of your time every day, would you — could you — give it up? What if the way you’re using email or web search is robbing even more hours, days, even weeks of your precious time? Think you could make a change?

A recent round of surveys about how we’re spending our precious time online shows that most of us are doing the high-tech equivalent of chewing our nails to the quick every day, without even realizing it. From getting sucked-in to social media, to throwing away whole hours surfing the web like it’s 1999, today’s technology should help save time, not just waste it.

As a Tech Life Editor and modern-mom on the go, I’m always looking for ways to save time, money, and sanity. So when Bing dared me to take the Bing It On Challenge, and bet that I would be so surprised by the results that I would give up a certain “search giant that shall not be named” for good, I took the challenge head-on. And guess what – they were right. Bing won. Time and time again, the little search engine that could – did. While replacing any bad habit with a good one takes a little time to get used to – I’ve already saved about 30-minutes a day by using Bing to track down information during my daily work.

I’m not alone. Recent independent research revealed that people preferred Bing web search results nearly 2:1 over Google in blind comparison test*. Try this challenge yourself now at and you’ll see why.

I’m joining Bing and MomCentral today for a #BingIt Twitter party discussing everything search – ways to save time when searching, best new features, the Bing It On Challenge and more. The party is from noon – 1pm PT/3pm – 4pm ET. Just follow the hashtag #BingIt and join in the conversation.

Hope to see you there!


Jennifer Jolly

Tech Life Editor,

*Based on a comparison of web search results pane only; excludes ads, Bing’s Snapshot and Social Search panes and Google’s Knowledge Graph. Learn more at