Bing's Liked Results which promotes links your friends have publicly liked or shared via Facebook, is now extended to annotate any of the URLs returned by Bing's algorithmic search results to all users in the US.
As people spend more time online and integrate their offline and online worlds, they will want their friends' social activity and their social data to help them in making better decisions. Integrating with Twitter data 16 months ago was one step, and exploring Facebook's rich streams is another.
If your friends have publicly liked or shared any of the algorithmic search results shown on Bing, we will now surface them right below the result.
You mayn't see Liked Results on every query, but when it does trigger it's often a delightful experience.
"For e.g., while planning a trip to Napa, a traditional search result showed a long list of web links and captions, which would take up some time to parse through individually:
Fortunately, several of my friends had been to Napa in the past have liked Churchill Manor. Using Liked Results, the Bed & Breakfast that my friends have liked gets highlighted with their pictures and names - making it easier for me to quickly refine my search and decide where I should stay," explains bing.
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