Graph Search: Facebook's New Feature
Arielle | @_ArielleHope
Social media networks are notable for constantly revamping and introducing new features on their sites. Who’s the newest game changer? Facebook. On Tuesday January 15, 2013 Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook team introduced a new search feature that will soon make its home on the site.
“Graph search” as the team calls it, allows Facebook users to search for any content they’ve posted or anything their friends have shared with them as far back as their first post.
Looking for a long lost friend in your friends list? With graph search users can also search for friends who live in a certain city, have certain interests or likes, or by content they’ve posted on their profile info.
Did your friend post an embarrassing photo of you awhile back? Well, along with being able to search for photos of yourself posted by a certain friend you are also able to remove it from your timeline as well as send a note to your friend to remove it from their site.
Now, most people aren’t fans of changes on their social networking sites. Once they’ve gotten used to one change another one pops up. Well, according to Zuckerberg this change, “…is designed to take a precise query and return to you the answer, not links to other places where you might get the answer.” It is also based on your privacy settings. Users are only able to see your content based on what you’ve shared with them.
So when is this new feature launching? Right now it’s only launching as a “beta” or trial for just thousands of its billion Facebook users.