What is Facebook Graph Search?

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On January 15th, Facebook made yet another “big” announcement. They introduced Graph Search, which allows you to find people, photos, places and interests that are most relevant to you when you search.

So what does this really mean?

The new search feature (which is still being rolled out to all accounts) allows you to find things your friends are connected to. For example, you can search to see who of your friends live in New York City, or find friends who like the same bands as you. The search¬† will only pull results based on the people you’re friends with. It’s also worth noting that Facebook keeps everyone’s privacy settings in mind as it searches through content.

When using the Graph Search, it’s important to note that it will work different than the searches on Google we are used to performing. Instead of using keywords and phrases, Facebook’s search aims to replicate the way people talk. For example, if I were using Google, I may search for “Restaurants in New York City” on Facebook, the search phrase would be similar to “Restaurants in New York City my friends have been to.”

The new search also makes searching for photos one of the most personal and interesting features of the new tool. Interested in finding pictures of your friends from 2003? Done.

Screen Shot 2013-01-20 at 8.18.32 PMHave you tried the new search? What are your thoughts?

 

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