Microsoft's Bing search engine continues to build its social status with new additions to its social sidebar, which was unveiled in June.
The service has announced that users can now tap into the knowledge of your foodie friend, travel guru cousin, or just invite your buddies to help you search for the best hiking trail. Bing users can now type a friend's name into the search bar, essentially tagging someone while searching.
With the option to mention up to five people at a time, you can post your question to your Facebook Timeline, with permission. This will notify tagged friends and give them the opportunity to pitch their thoughts.
On 1 June, Bing announced the official unveiling of its revamped site, complete with a three-column layout, the snapshot feature, and a new marketing campaign. The Microsoft service connected with Facebook two years ago, when it integrated the social network's famous thumbs-up "likes" into its search process.
This month, check-in site Foursquare rolled its tips and recommendations into Bing's service, creating a feature that allows users to check out local places or events based on what their friends and family enjoy.