Give Bing A Chance

I'm not optimistic that Microsoft's new Bing search service will be able to displace Google as the king of search, but I am going to give it a chance. I think the biggest challenge is not convincing users that it is better (or even as good). I think the biggest problem is erasing our collective muscle memory that causes us to go to google whenever we want to search for something on the Internet.

So I've taken the step this morning of installing the "official" Bing firefox add-on which puts Bing into the search box at the upper left of Firefox. And I've also moved it up to the top of the list of search engines I use in Firefox. I will use Bing as my default search engine for the next week and see how it goes.

I'll report back next weekend on how this experiment works out. And I encourage all of you to do the same thing and let us know how Bing is working for you too.