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Betsy Aoki
Betsy Aoki is possibly best known as Microsoft's "Blog Queen," responsible for launching Microsoft's corporate blogging efforts at and in 2004. Since then, she has worked to deliver a few more community projects for Microsoft -- Live QnA, a large-scale consumer question-and-answer site, and the Xbox Live Indie Games platform at, which allows developers to distribute their games for sale on the Xbox LIVE marketplace. Lured to the marketing side from engineering, she currently tweets from @bing and creates social media outreach projects for Bing.

Blog Entries by Betsy Aoki

Critical Thinking Roundup - Howard Rheingold, Bing at ISTE

Posted July 12, 2010 | 12:33:56 (EST)


Earlier in the year, I put a stake in the ground about Bing's stance vis-à-vis Critical Thinking. Simply put, we are in favor of Internet literacy as an aspect of good citizenship and scientific thought. Our goal is to show our ongoing support for...

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Critical Thinking, Howard Rheingold and Cancer at the NCCE conference

Posted March 8, 2010 | 16:14:26 (EST)

I've mentioned on Huffington Post before that Howard Rheingold's piece, Crap Detection 101, was influential in our thinking around Bing's role in education and our push to help teachers/librarians make kids into great critical thinkers. We've also been working with Howard Rheingold on sessions...

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Critical Thinking and Bing

Posted February 8, 2010 | 15:25:28 (EST)

As I talk with leaders in the education and librarian communities, I am, particularly bothered by reports of students who just paste information from Wikipedia or Google into their term papers and call it a day. No matter what search brand you are using, these reports mean that a generation...

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