Facebook announced yesterday that it will be unveiling a Facebook based search function called “Graph Search” to allow users to curate content and information based on Facebook profiles and user behavior on the platform. This is an exciting new feature that would allow users to find all types of information on a wide array of topics and interests from people they “know” or are at least connected to in some way via Facebook.
“In short, Facebook’s search will attempt to replicate the experience of being able to ask a question of all of your friends at once, as if they were all gathered in one room.
And it actually goes beyond that, because it includes information from people you’ve never met, provided they’ve made it public (or available to friends of friends, or people who live in your city, etc.). And, of course, Facebook can recall and organize the information automatically and instantaneously in ways that your friends couldn’t.”
Mark Zuckerberg called it the “third pillar” of the Facebook user experience to go along with the newsfeed and timeline. This is potentially a game changer if pulled off right, and a major blow to Google the world’s leading search engine. I am very excited to see how it all turns out. For the video directly from Facebook that really explains it in a very powerful way, CLICK HERE!