Dear Bing: I Don’t Really Care If You Are Better Than Google Or Not

Bing has been spending a lot of money recently on advertisements to convince everyone that they are better than Google. Frankly, I wish they’d cut it out. I really don’t care. Maybe some of the rest of you do, but I don’t.

All the commercials seem to involve people trying to find something in both Bing and Google and then picking which is the better results. Of course, in the commercials, people always pick Bing. I’m really surprised about that one.

Personally, I use Google mainly for the fact that their main page is relatively clean. As such, it loads quickly. Bing’s main page, on the other hand, has a bunch of crap on it that I don’t want to see. That crap takes time to load. I want to bring up my search page and start searching. If I want news feeds or page suggestions, I go to a page for that sort of thing. When I’m searching, I want to get started as quick as possible.

Frankly, I don’t notice too much of a difference between one search engine and another. I never have. Does one give better results than another? Probably, but knowing how to search helps a great deal. Also, even if what I want isn’t the first thing, it’s usually pretty high up on the list. There aren’t things I’m looking for on Google that I’m not finding. Bing just isn’t putting forth a supposition that is going to appeal to me.

Worse, they are actually doing themselves a disservice. By bothering me all the time with their commercials…they are ticking me off. Every time I think of Bing now, I think of how they keep irritating me and won’t leave me alone. That isn’t convincing me to use Bing either. (I do, however, admit the possibility that maybe these ads are working on everyone else and I’m just the odd man out).

So, Bing, just stop. You’re wasting all that money. Stop bothering me and try to figure out another way to beat Google.

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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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2 Responses to Dear Bing: I Don’t Really Care If You Are Better Than Google Or Not

  1. Talk about an iron grip on search. To research this column comparing Google’s venerable search engine with Microsoft’s upstart Bing, I Googled “Bing versus Google.” It didn’t even occur to me to Bing the search.

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