Does anyone here use it? What are your thoughts? For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s Microsoft’s search engine revamped; it looks very much like Google (did it always?).
I don’t think I’ll ever not use Google for searching, but there’s one search I found more awesome than Google’s; the image search (http://www.bing.com/images).
By default, no descriptions and URLs are displayed with the images so quite a lot fit on the screen compared to Google. Then there is no paging, either. You just scroll. And scroll. It keeps loading new images as you scroll. Very nice with the mousewheel or PAGE DOWN key. I think Google needs to steal this idea. There’s also more filters compared to Google. You can find illustrations only, black & white only, faces only, wide only, tall only, and so forth. The only downside is I can’t seem to find a way to do site specific searches like Google can.
I have yet to check out the rest; I’m assuming it’s all like a rebranded version of Google with Microsoft’s own touches. Hopefully, some of you have thoughts on this.
Edit: I’ve checked out the video search. Once again, I like it much better than Google’s. Holding your mouse over any of the videos will instantly start to play it. Very nice. Microsoft seems to be getting better lately.