While I am writing this, Facebook and Bing are announcing the partnership. This is the great step forward for Microsoft and Facebook, but great step back for Google. This is going to change the way we as people are communicating with the machines. Gathering of social data or social data mining is the main preoccupation of large IT companies. The way this data is harvested is directly impacting the internet marketing.
Backlinks are going to become obsolete in the days to come. Social interactions revolving around your Facebook profile will now become more and more important to internet marketers. Ways companies are data mining are getting richer and richer, while we loose our privacy, we are gaining certain things, that might help us out in many different ways.
This is by far one of the most important announcements this year, so it had to find it's way into the newsfeed of Social Media Consultant, and actually a starting post for this website.
Since this stream is live you can watch it at: http://apps.facebook.com/facebooklive/#
We are witnessing today the major change in the internet landscape. I am looking forward in checking out the competition on the internet, regarding search engines and social networking websites.
Fight barely started, stay tuned, so you know all about what's gonna be happening in the battle for your attention!