Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Facebook Graph Search

Facebook launched its search product yesterday.  It is still in beta, so if you do not yet have access, go to and scroll to the bottom, where you will find a link to try it or join the waiting list.

What is Facebook Graph Search?

A search engine that is not a search engine..

Graph Search looks through information and people and things that are already on Facebook.... unless it has no idea what your search terms are asking and then it goes to Bing.

A way to sift through social information...

Like finding which restaurants your friends like in Albequerque, photos of the Grand Canyon taken in 2002, or your own posts without scrolling through your entire timeline.

It give you answers, not links.

Pose a question, facebook trolls through posts, photos, and links, and returns results ranked by your relationships and the number of likes.

You may want to double-check your privacy settings, so that your photos, locations, and comments are not shared with the public unless you want them to be shared.

Thanks to the Lone Wolf Librarian for sharing these videos that explain Facebook's new Graph Search:

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