Ever have a nightmare where you walk into the office, classroom, or synagogue naked? Or how about your entire extended family reads your diary on stage during a family reunion? Lastly, maybe your doctor is reading your symptoms and medical history over a loud speaker? That is how I feel about Bing’s new “social search” options.
You should know by now that I am an advocate for all types of social media interaction and anything involved but this is too much. I also admire my friends’ (well most) feedback on certain topics, I certainly do not want them to know if I’m searching some words and phrases. For instance, if I am “binging” which let’s be honest who Bings, “Does asparagus make one’s urine smell?” Why would I want my Facebook friends to see this? Why would I want their input? My luck would then result in an ex-boyfriend from junior high commenting on my search. “Hey, Demi…I have that problem too!” Initiate facepalm.
I know Microsoft is using Bing to combat the monster that we call Google but I just cannot jump on board with this idea. Even if their commercials are using super cool musicians like Alex Clare.