Facebook has had the newsfeed and the timeline as its pillars for a while. Last week you probably heard the news about Mark Zuckerberg’s (Facebook’s founder and CEO) announcement: Graph Search is the third pillar of Facebook’s ecosystem.
What is this Graph Search you ask? Basically, it’s a better internal search system.
For years, Zuck and his team have been working hard to create a search that is audience-aware. Graph Search uses all that data we’ve been updating into Facebook for the last eight years, and lets you search for it in pretty much any way you can imagine.
The search improved to a point where you can ask random questions in regular English, such as “which of my friends like Star Wars?”, “photos of me in 2007” or “TV shows cientists like to watch”. The search ranks your friends based on how much interaction you’ve had, this way closer friends will appear on the top of the results list.
Now if you think you won’t have any privacy with this new feature, don’t worry. Facebook emphasized that they’ve built Graph Search from the start with privacy in mind, and it respects the privacy and audience of each piece of content on Facebook. It makes finding new things much easier, but you can only see what you could already view elsewhere on Facebook. You just need to make sure you have all your privacy settings set up the best way for you.
With all that being said, it’s time to enjoy the newest feature on Social Media! We invite you to watch this video from Facebook:
We can’t wait to try the Graph Search, but righ now it’s available in a very limited beta program for English (US) audiences. Yet, you can still join the waiting list to find out when you can start using Graph Search!
Are you excited to try the Graph Search as well? Let us know what you think!