Jan 19, 2013

Facebook’s Graph Search Isn’t That Great | MIT Technology Review
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Facebook, Technology

For years, we’ve been shoveling data into Facebook’s maws by way of status updates, photo uploads, comments, “likes,” and check-ins. Until this week, though, there has never been a way to really sift through any of that data.

Graph Search, unveiled on Tuesday and currently available to only a smidgen of Facebook’s billion users, lets you use natural-language queries to track down all kinds of things from your social network.

I’ve had some time to test it out, and I believe it has huge potential. I don’t see it taking the place of Google, but I can imagine a future where we turn to Facebook first to find restaurants, potential dates, and job hookups—a terrifying prospect for sites like Yelp, LinkedIn, and Match.com (see Facebook’s “Graph Search Won’t Hurt Google Without Your Help”).

via Facebook’s Graph Search Isn’t That Great | MIT Technology Review.

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