Back in May of 2012, Microsoft launched a new design for Bing.com which featured the introduction of a side column called “Snapshot.” Microsoft eventually expanded the Snapshot feature to include people and landmark information. Today, the software giant has announced yet another update to the Snapshot feature.
Microsoft has expanded the Snapshot feature on Bing.com to display more information about the person, place, or thing you search for. When you search for a person, place, or thing on Bing.com, you will now see publically available information from both LinkedIn and Wikipedia.
Microsoft is also adding celebrity social information to the Snapshot feature, including information from Facebook, Twitter, and Klout. This makes it easier for one to find all social media results for a celebrity in one spot.
Here’s an example of how Snapshot works now: A search for Mount Everest will result in a short description, elevation, date of first ascent, geographic location, as well as related people and searches.
“The underlying technology for Snapshot is designed to develop deep understanding of the world around us not only as a collection of entities (people, places and things) but also the relationships between those entities. Inside the Bing engineering team, we call this technology Satori, which means understanding in Japanese. Over time, Satori will continue growing to encompass billions of entities and relationships, providing searchers with a more useful model of the digital and physical world,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Head over to Bing.com to try out the new Snapshot feature!Bing, Microsoft