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Facebook introduces social search feature

Facebook has introduced a new version of search on the site
called Graph Search. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook now has three
pillars, namely Newsfeed, Timeline and now Graph Search. Graph Search will not give
best possible results and links like a regular web search. Instead it will look
at phrases that you type and give you results based on what your friends have
shared.

Facebook has introduced a new version of search on the site
called Graph Search. According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook now has three
pillars, namely Newsfeed, Timeline and now Graph Search. Graph Search will not give
best possible results and links like a regular web search. Instead it will look
at phrases that you type and give you results based on what your friends have
shared.

Still in beta mode when it will go live it will be available
on desktop first. Mobile version will still take some time, informed Zuckerberg.

Currently search will focus on Photos, People, Places and
Interests. Graph Search will not share users’ privacy settings. Photos, updates
and links that keep at a custom setting of “Me only” won’t be displayed in
Graph Search. Facebook will be giving users the option to review the Activity
log before they make Graph Search live across the site.

Zuckerberg said at the conference, “We are indexing our map
of the graph, which is really big and constantly changing. Almost a million new
people every day! 240 billion photos. 1 billion people. 1 trillion connections.
So yes Facebook has a lot of data and it’s going to try and let you search
around it.”

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