Microsoft’s Bing has announced that foursquare tips will begin rolling out in their “Social Sidebar” starting today. The tips pepper a bit of insider knowledge directly into the search results.
“Now when you’re planning a trip to that dream destination or a night on the town, you can find people who are knowledgeable about the place you’re searching, based on what they’ve publically shared on foursquare,” says Bing in a blog post announcing the new feature.
When they search for places, Bing users will see the tips pop up under the “People who know” heading. Rolling over the photo and name will show a box containing the tip and a link to the foursquare venue page.
Bing’s Social Sidebar, which launched in June, already included data from Twitter and Facebook, including a list of your friends who live nearby and “might know” more about a place. Oddly, there’s no link to your foursquare account, so it doesn’t incorporate your foursquare friends who’ve actually been to the place you’re looking for, or even highlight tips from your friends who’ve left them.
What do you think of Bing’s foursquare integration?