moTi - 2:18 am on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
i really don't get why everyone is so obsessed with this graph search. get real. if facebook would seriously tackle google with an alternative web search engine on their platform, yeah, that would be a story. searching likes for trying to get answers to your everyday questions, not so much.
What gives Facebook the potential to be a better search experience than Twitter, Yelp, or TripAdvisor is, if executed properly, it can be a true recommendation engine.
no, it won't. recommendation platforms are there for that only purpose. people write stories about places and businesses, get credits, in other words: they are involved. on facebook, a like is rather a byproduct of fumbling around while doing other things. meaningful information about your friends preferences is largely incomplete and not usable for concrete queries. and unless you are hyper-connected with hyper-active users who happen to be your friends you lack the relevant peers anyway to get the job done.
And there is no more powerful recommendation than the one that comes from a friend.
right. so i ask them personally.