Microsoft’s Bing search engine at present launched a new feature called “Linked Pages” that offers folks extra management over which web sites are related to them, leveraging Microsoft’s partnership with Facebook.
The feature lets customers authenticate themselves utilizing their Facebook credentials, after which decide which pages and websites their profiles are linked to in Bing search outcomes.
The concept is to present folks extra management over how they’re considered on-line, whereas making outcomes extra related to folks conducting searches.
Customers may also hyperlink their Facebook associates to pages and websites in the same approach, though these associates might want to approve the hyperlinks earlier than they go reside.
It’s one other instance of Microsoft benefiting from Facebook integration to distinguish its search engine, which stays a distant second to Google in market share. Microsoft is a minority investor within the dominate social community.
Google has largely been going it alone in these areas, with its Google Profiles and Google+ social community.