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"We are not indexing the web. We are indexing our map of the graph, which is really big and constantly changing. Almost a million new people every day. 240 billion photos. 1 billion people. 1 trillion connections."
Today we’re announcing a new way to navigate these connections and make them more useful. We’re calling it Graph Search, and it starts today with a limited preview, or beta.
Graph Search will appear as a bigger search bar at the top of each page. When you search for something, that search not only determines the set of results you get, but also serves as a title for the page. You can edit the title – and in doing so create your own custom view of the content you and your friends have shared on Facebook.
[edited by: engine at 6:25 pm (utc) on Jan 15, 2013]
We must look at this from the standpoint of an average user of Facebook.
Doubtful, the web is a cesspool that is no longer worthy of indexing.
I think there is greater value in indexing quality information sources
...tech analyst Karsten Weide of the IDC research firm said the company missed a bigger opportunity.
"If they committed to doing Web search and built a Web search engine that was turbocharged with social search, too, that would give Google a run for its money," Weide said.
FB Search has the potential in itself to become many things that so-called tech analysts haven't even considered, like a dating research tool. It has the potential to become the killer Mobile Search tool. There are many more facets to FB Social search beyond what I just mentioned that in my opinion makes FB Social Search the app that will carry them into the mobile age and make Facebook relevant for the next ten years.
Search Option From Facebook Is a Privacy Test
Independent studies suggest that Facebook users are becoming more careful about how much they reveal online, especially since educators and employers typically scour Facebook profiles.
A Northwestern University survey of 500 young adults in the summer of 2012 found that the majority avoided posting status updates because they were concerned about who would see them. The study also found that many had deleted or blocked contacts from seeing their profiles and nearly two-thirds had untagged themselves from a photo, post or check-in.
I have no idea if this is the right place to post but since 1-2 weeks Facebook is showing me ads based on my google searches.