Bingo for Bing!
Bing, the search engine, has just introduced Editor's Picks, curated selection of web sites to complement organic search results.
This is the direction of the future.
From the official Bing site: "Editors’ Picks were designed to enhance Bing results by bringing editorially selected sites to your search experience.
Our goal, whether delivered by algorithm or by editors, is to help you find what you’re looking for faster and to get stuff done.
Editors’ Picks are small collections of relevant sites that our online editorial experts think will be useful to you, but may not always make it to the top of the search results page."
As long as the "editorial experts" will start to move out of Bing and in from their true audience, while showing maximum transparency for their credentials and selection criteria and the more we move closer to the "curated search engine" experience which may become the key innovation for major search engines in 2012.
Find out more: http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2011/11/14/introducing-bing-editors-picks-a-guide-to-great-sites.aspx?q4173838=1
Via Robin Good