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Facebook Introduces Graph Search – A New Search Engine Born

By on January 15, 2013

In an event of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg revealed the latest development regarding the social network: A new search tool where you change the way you search milestones, photos and connections between people, occupying a graph search that ensures greater precision in finding information about your contacts.

Zuckerberg said that “there is an Internet search, but a search of graphs”, saying it is a better way to find connections between the billions of people who are up 240,000 million photos.

The new tool is designed to perform specific searches of content based on a specific question, which is different from the web, where you deliver overall results with a generic question. The system would allow you to search, for example, people under the question “How many of my friends like to see Game of Thrones, live in San Francisco and are not vegetarian?”.

But this form of search can be expanded further. In the presentation by asking eg “music you like people who like Mitt Romney”, resulting in Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Nickelback, and Pink Floyd. Or “bars in Dublin that appeal to people living in Dublin”, so the search engine could become an incredibly useful tool to analyze society.

Watch the Introduction Video

In addition, Zuckerberg announced that partnered to Microsoft search engine, Bing, to search within Facebook with all content that is not available within the social network.

With respect to privacy, Facebook clarified that page profiles of their users will install a button to access the records to see how the new graph search some information if they feel uncomfortable.

For now, search on graphs is in a beta-only English-speaking users in the U.S., but you can join the waiting list of the Facebook Graph Search when it becomes available here.

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