• Adrian Drysdale

    That is a massive discovery! This needs to be publicised more. Stuff like this should force them to rewrite their entire algorithm immediately. The fact that they can twist around what you recommend and apply it to whatever they want could cause massive lawsuits against them.

  • Alan

    Only solution I have is to no longer like anything on facebook. It’s the only way I see to keep bing from twisting my words or endorsements into meaning something completely different. As social becomes a bigger part of search, it makes you want to be more cautious of what you do on social networks since it can end up putting your seal of approval on something that shows up in search results.

  • jake

    it makes no sense and great article. If i like hbo that doesn’t mean i like sex in the city. Maybe i only liked the sopranos or game of thrones. It is way over reaching on their part and i would not want to be associated with yankee fans either

  • Darren

    Wow, interesting post. Have you seen the same thing with Google+1 or is it too early to tell?

  • Janet

    Anything goes in social networking–intentional or otherwise. A FB friend posted the WSJ article about “The Insidious Evils of ‘Like’ Culture: and I “liked” my friend’s post on FB to show my appreciation for irony. When I read the article on WSJ, I noticed WSJ was telling the world that I, my FB friend and 10+K plus others “recommended” the article.

  • Adam Melson

    Adrian – a problem Bing & Google may not be able to solve for some time.
    Alan – as more groups try to get LIkes and grow, more & more people will like too many things. Definitely drowns the credibility of mixing social into search.
    Jake – whats wrong with sex in the city? jk, I’m with you on what you’re saying
    Darren – I haven’t seen this showing up in my view with +1. G+ should start allowing company pages in the next week or so.