I did an experiment on myself for around three months: I used Bing as my primary search engine instead of Google for my normal internet searches. Partially I did this because Bing is Microsoft; they’re the local crew. Partially I did it to keep the Goog from getting all my data and search history — I’m somewhat afraid of when they go all evil on us.

For around 3/4 of my searches I Bing did a good job. The remaining quarter had to go to Google. Of course there were some searches that neither search engine did a lot of good, but Google was clearly head and shoulders ahead of Bing. I didn’t keep precise track of everything, but I do know that I did a fair amount of select-all copy, from Bing, new tab Google.com, paste enter. Enough to really start to frustrate me.

A few weeks ago I switched back to Google.