I took a stab at the Bing It On search engine comparison that MS has been pushing lately. I think I’m probably more niche than the average searcher. Here’s what I did:
- Jeff Ginger – which search engine better presents me? – Google, lower rank of that stupid “Jeff and Ginger” page
- Pouperi – this word is very difficult to spell (correct version is potpourri, apparently), which search engine gets it right? -Bing
- How much cafeine is in Mountain Dew – purposefully misspelled caffeine, could either give a number or ratio? -Tie, both could not
- Kayle LOL guide – how to play a character for a game I play – Google, provided a video guide in the results in addition to text guides
- This is not a movie torrent – in case I wanted to illegally download this movie 🙂 – Google, gave actual useful torrents, not stupid torrent nexus ad-pits
Sorry Bing, I was willing to consider you, but you don’t work for my advanced needs 🙂
If you're confused by my above graphic or would simply like to learn more, the "Google Maps blog":http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2008/07/pound-pavement.html has a great post complete with pictures of a map of Seattle and some cleverly written prose.
I found something new from Google. I know, big surprise there’s something new from the company that keeps on giving, but it’s absolutely worth a look. “Zeitgeist”:http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html is a site that tracks the trends in Google search terms, sponsored by the company itself. As opposed to the normal “what everyone searches” stats, (sex, boobies, etc…) this site shows the big gainers per month, week, or even year. For example, here is the page for 2006 in review: “Zeitgeist”:http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2006.html
Zeit·geist | Pronunciation: ‘tsIt-“gIst, ‘zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era.