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Facebook tweaks search to shine light on trending topics

  • Facebook has
    boosted its search capabilities to let people find and dive into conversations
    about news publicly shared at the leading social network,
    Agence France-Presse reported.
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    • Facebook has
      boosted its search capabilities to let people find and dive into conversations
      about news publicly shared at the leading social network,
      Agence France-Presse reported.
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    • “Today,
      we’re updating Facebook Search so that in addition to friends and family, you
      can find out what the world is saying about topics that matter to you,”
      vice president of search Tom Stocky said in a blog post.
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    • “When
      something happens in the world, people often turn to Facebook to see how their
      friends and family are reacting.”
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    • He described
      search as an important, long-term effort at Facebook, which boasted an index of
      more than two trillion posts and daily searches already topping 1.5 billion
      daily.
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    • The update
      rolled out Thursday in US English to Facebook applications tailored for Apple
      or Android-powered mobile devices as well as for those accessing the social
      network from desktop computer browsers, according to Stocky.
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    • The move
      came as technology stars such an array of Internet giants, and vie to be
      preferred online venues for tapping into the latest happenings.
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    • Facebook is
      battling with Twitter and others to be the key source of news and conversations
      about news topics, especially for people on mobile devices.
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    • Twitter
      early this month made it easy to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from
      the flood of real-time commentary at the one-to-many messaging service. A new
      “Moments” feature that lets people quickly tune into “the best
      of Twitter” made its debut in the United States with a promise it would
      soon spread wider.
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    • Hundreds of
      millions of tweets are fired off daily on Twitter, among them comments from
      world leaders, celebrities and people in the midst of dramatic events,
      according to product manager Madhu Muthukumar.

     

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