Bing and Facebook move closer together, you can now comment and like content from the search service

Microsoft and Facebook have collaborated on adding Facebook features to the Bing social sidebar in the past year or so and today that partnership went up a level. Microsoft has revealed that Bing users can now directly comment and 'like' Facebook posts that come up in search results.

The official Bing blog offers up an example of this new feature:

Let’s say I’m searching for Beyoncé tickets because I know she is coming to town soon. I can see that my friend has recently posted that she has an extra ticket to the show. Now without leaving the Bing results page, I comment directly to her post letting her know that I’d love to join her for the concert. I’ve gone from simply browsing to attending a concert in just a few easy steps – all thanks to Bing.

Stefan Weitz, the Director of Bing Search at Microsoft, recently told Neowin that Bing receives two billion data points a day from its Facebook. Now that Bing allows users to actually comment and 'like" Facebook posts directly, you can expect those daily data point numbers to go even higher in the months ahead.

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DarkNet said,
What's next? Turn Bing Pictures to a Instagram for a post?

that would actually be awesome. Using Bing to search for tags in instagram!

kidjenius said,

that would actually be awesome. Using Bing to search for tags in instagram!

Yup because we all know that instagram is all crap photos. Shh don't tell the mindless idiots that use it though. It will burst their sad little bubble. Sure people like to see what you eat

Even though I think that they are aiming those people (social networkers) that currently represents a huge mass on web on one more attempt to catch up with Google...

Sounds smart to me, even useless for some people.