wheel - 2:39 pm on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
Coloring detractors as FB haters is misleading. It's entirely possible that detractors simply have better business judgement, and arent't trying to sell FB services. And the proof of that is.....most people aren't making any money from facebook - including facebook.
You somewhat touched on the real problem but don't appreciate the magnitude of the problem. Facebook users don't use facebook for research or purchase decisions. Therefore the problem is not, as many seem to think, providing a platform that lends itself to business advertising, the problem is changing consumer behavior, to get them to change from Google when they're searching. That's possible, but I think it's unlikely. Not because I give a dang about FB, but because I just don't think behavior's going to change.
If FB would've brought out a phone and integrated it with local search and likes, then I'd say they would have an opportunity to start capturing ad dollars. but not this.
And what's worse, nobody has any idea what 'graph search' is. This is going to go over with less success than Google +.