Well, there have been rumors, but now it's Facebook Official. Facebook has added the search engine, Bing.com, to its growing list of Instant Personalization partners. If you've been following any of my advice regarding privacy over the last several months on Facebook, these changes won't apply to you (yet).
Also, if you have a wide range of friends with a wide variety of likes, dislikes, political views, religious beliefs, and social preferences, this probably won't be useful to you, either. However, if you have a rather public profile on Facebook, and if you're using your hotmail / live spaces e-mail on Facebook, and if you're logged into Bing using that e-mail, and if you mostly hang around people (at least online) who are just like you, then here's something you might like.
(Whew! That was a lot of "if's" wasn't it?!)
In our continuing celebration of International Facebook Month (I made that up...mostly), and in an effort to make your search results on Bing more relevant to you, the search engine is incorporating what your friends "like" on Facebook in your search results. Here's a demo:
Also see: Neowin, TechCrunch, and Mashable, all reporting from the presser.
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.