An Introduction to Facebook Graph Search

The social network that everyone loves to hate last night let the world see what they are building: Facebook Graph Search. Watch the video below to see graph search in action.

Search has long been an object of derision when it came to Facebook’s offer. In the simplest terms, it sucked. Whether you were trying to search for an app for your Facebook Page, a friend of a friend or a old post on your timeline, Facebook consistently managed to deliver poor results or provide absolutely no such method at all.

Quickly find what movies your friends like

Graph Search lets you quickly find what movies your friends like.

With the development of Graph Search, much of that is due to change. This isn’t a search engine in the same way that Google is a search. There are no web pages being indexed; instead, Facebook is searching data from the open graph and returning results based on that.

Graph search is still in beta phase and the message being reiterated at the press event was that this is still in development. As such, the key points of interest for now are people, photos, places, and interests. Over time, this will undoubtedly expand.

You can now easily search your friends to see who else likes the things you like

You can now easily search among your friends to see who else likes the things you like.


By Martin Broadhurst









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