Bing gets more Klout as well as Klout has also added Bing as a connected network, alongside Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and others, for the purpose of influence ranking as on Thursday, March 28.
Bing and Klout entered into a partnership last September, with Bing adding Klout information on its social sidebar as important attribute to its’s description of certain people. Since than, it’s the first time Klout has added ‘search’ as a sign of influence.
“We think this young category of influence measurement is an interesting one, and we are pleased to be doing such interesting work with Klout,” Bing stated.
In addition, Bing has also added Klout scores to the information it displays about professionals and celebrities who are active on social networks (or have a commanding web presence).
Bing says, this will help users gain a better understanding of the areas their friends, coworkers and even celebs might be experts on.
So now, when you look for people information, “you will now see their Klout score, right next to information from their publicly available LinkedIn profile information, as well as links to their Twitter and Facebook accounts,” Bing added.
In the video below, Lawrence Ripsher, of the Program Manager & Design team at Bing, demonstrates some of the latest Bing features.
The Snapshot feature is indeed a very helpful option and so is the Facebook integration, especially for those who find social networking a priority.
Microsoft promises to continue work on Bing.
Finally, Bing has recently hosted an exclusive foodie event at Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem restaurant. The evening was the perfect combination of technology and food, where guests learned about Bing and heard how Chef Marcus uses technology in his every day work and travels.