nicolas leroy

Bing Shopping adds Twitter / Facebook sharing options

May 07, 2010

On the Bing blog:

A lot of us don’t shop alone. Going to the mall is often a social thing, so why should shopping online be any different? 75% of shoppers seek advice from others even when shopping online and now Bing shoppers can too! In the last announcement we refreshed the look of the reviews page so you can navigate the reviews from users and experts. Today we’ve unrolled a few more links to make it easy for you to ask for the input of your closest advisor- your social network.

You can now search Bing Shopping for the HTC HD2 Smartphone, and ask your friends on Facebook and Twitter if Bing Shopping is giving you the best price after cashback or if this is the one you should buy.

The new Twitter and Facebook sharing buttons are available on the product pages… Nice addition, but I expected more considering that Microsoft recently demo’ed at the f8 conference some more advanced integration between Facebook and its Docs.com product… Let’s see if Bing will be the first CSE to be further integrated with the Facebook platform in the near future (isn’t the article on the Bing blog ended with “we have more in store for you this summer”?).

A Bing product page with the new Facebook & Twitter links:

Product page at Bing (May 2010)

The “post to profile” page on Facebook:

Share Bing link on Facebook (May 2010)