Social media and privacy have never been friends. The advance of semantic technology has only made this more relevant. For example, Microsoft’s Bing search engine can now tell you what your friends “Like”. And some think that isn’t very nice.

It should be no surprise that Facebook’s “Like” button is merely a covert way of tracking users’ paths while on the Web. Now Microsoft’s Bing has announced it would be making its search results more social, using data from Facebook. These combined search results contain assumptions on a broad level and aren’t as telling as one would think, or “Like”.

We found this interesting topic on in their article, “Why Bing shouldn’t ‘Like’ Facebook.”

Melody K. Smith

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