Today I tried the new search engine bing.com beta from Microsoft. Something really special happened. Since my tries I don’t know who I am anymore. First I searched for one of my best buddies, his name is Boris Wollny and see what bing.com sent me as the picture result.
Ok now you think you found Boris Wollny. You are not right. See the result for me “Markus Eberius”
So if you wouldn’t know me you could think I am Boris Wollny.
I tried the same questions at google and see
Boris Wollny is not Markus Eberius
It was confusing me but now I know that I am Markus again. THX google.
In my opinion it’s not the right strategy for Microsoft to setup the next search engine which is working like google. google and yahoo is working fine so the world doesn’t need one more. Since years Microsoft tries to find a way to position them self in the internet but they can’t find one. They should offer good web based applications based on their normal applications like office. Out of this services they could build new services and find their place in the web world.
And by the way, why they always start with beta versions you can laugh about or be angry after 5 minutes working on it.
For sure Wolfram Alpha used the better way. A unique kind of knowledge base which will find their place specially in the science world.