Unlike Google, Microsoft has developed a long-standing relationship with Facebook and it’s finally paying off. Microsoft has recently incorporated Facebook data with Bing’s search engine, using your social network to modify results. Bing will weigh your friends’ “likes” and alter results based on a sites’ popularity. In other news, Google has made its own changes and revamped Google News to let users dig deeper into stories. The site now displays more top stories and includes videos and photos in an expanded view. The new format also lets you filter out press releases and blog posts that often clutter the results. And finally, while we decide between using Bing or Google, Turkish citizens took to the streets protesting a new plan to filter the country’s Internet. The country will require ISPs to filter Internet content into the categories standard, children, family and domestic. All options will block thousands of sites.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 17, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).