If there is one person in the industry who is constantly looking at how search and social are being combined and what signals there are in the industry which indicate further synergy, it’s Eric Enge.
Eric recently had an extensive interview with Google’s Matt Cutts and currently Eric is doing a series of short interviews with Bing’s Director of Search Stefan Weitz. In several short videos he talks to Weitz about different search and social related topics.
In the first two videos (you can see them below) Weitz commented on Social Signals (in a talk from last July), partnerships, Quora and Social Data sets. It gives us an interesting insight into Bing’s Social Search strategy, which is clearly different than the route Google is taking. And it might be a better route as well. (more…)