Slide left, slide right with Microsoft election site
US voters can slide their political orientation and news to the left, right or center with an elections website launched Friday by Microsoft search engine Bing.
The Bing Elections 2012 site was launched "to bring together comprehensive election news, up-to-the-minute election results, and social media insights—all in one place," Bing marketing chief Mike Nichols said in a blog post.
In one unique feature, users of the site will be able to click on a bar to shift the news orientation to the left or right.
For example, those choosing "right" can read a Washington Times article about waste in President Barack Obama's green jobs program; those who opt for "left" can see a Salon.com view on Republican Mitt Romney's "economy hypocrisy."
Bing Elections has partnerships with Politico, RealClearPolitics, The Cook Political Report, Huffington Post and Associated Press for "real-time algorithmic news results."
It also has an interactive map with national, state and local election results and a "social" section with Twitter and Facebook comments and trends.
(c) 2012 AFP