Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Facebook takes on Google with 'Graph Search' beta

updated 01:07 pm EST, Tue January 15, 2013

Feature searches within profiles

Facebook has gathered members of the media at its Menlo Park headquarters, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the new Graph Search feature. The new search tool is geared for users, enabling the entire social network to be used as a database for search queries.

Zuckerberg suggests the company has worked to maintain privacy, including results only from publicly posted content or items shared privately with the searcher. Results are ranked by closest contacts, while also including content posted by mutual friends or other branches in the social network.

"People, photos, places and interests" form the foundation of the search tool, Zuckerberg says. Examples of potential queries include "music my friends like; restaurants in Chicago;" or "photos of my friends in 2009."

A "refine this search" button enables users to narrow down the results, focusing on specific locations, types of content, or results visited by specific friends. As another example, someone can look for "friends of friends who are single men in San Francisco" to start a dating search, and at "who are from India" to further refine the search.

Users must sign up to participate in the beta program.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Ofte ...

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News