Facebook Unveils A Smarter Search Engine

2013 January 15th is gonna another milestone for Facebook as CEO Mark Zuckerberg announce the unveiling of "Graph Search" - A search engine that will allow people using Facebook to more quickly find answers to questions about friends in their Social Graph. The search improvements involve the ability to ask questions in regular English, such as "which of my friends live in Dubai?" etc. 

The search is now intelligent enough to rank your friends based on how much interaction you've had — so that closer friends will appear higher up the results list. 

Introduction to Graph Search
With graph search you can look up anything shared with you on Facebook, and others can find stuff you’ve shared with them. Each person sees unique results. One example demonstrated was a very specific search for "Friends of my friends who are single male San Francisco,Calif." That refined query returned a select group of people who fit the criteria. Apart from personal use cases, Graph Search can be used for dating and recruiting purposes, which could make the product a potential challenger to LinkedIn and various dating sites that incorporate social network profiles.

How Graph search works by Mark Zuckerberg 

Go and turn 'Graph Search' on and your Facebook experience will never again be the same. Graph Search is about discovering things you've probably felt entitled to finding on a social network where you go to share memories and milestones. Now Graph search started working in beta, and will appear as a large blue search bar at the top of your Facebook page

The Graph search is being opened to all English (US) speaking users in the coming months. You can get on the waiting list.

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Inspiration to write this article: cnet.com, mashable.com
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