Facebook Announces Its Third Pillar “Graph Search”
Techcrunch covers the lastest product from Facebook called Graph Search.
Zuckerberg explained the difference between web search and graph search. “Web search is designed to take any open ended query and give you links that might have answers.
Graph search is designed to take a precise query and give you an answer, not give you links that might provide the answer” For example, you could ask Graph Search “Who are my friends that live in San Francisco?”
Linking things together, based on things that you’re interested is a “very hard technical problem” according to Zuckerberg. The main difference from web search is that Graph Search helps you find answers to direct queries. Zuckerberg joked that a difference is “filters”, which grabbed a few chuckles.
We were shown a video that points out an autocomplete feature for search, and Zuckerberg says that Graph Search is in “very early beta.” People, photos, places and interests are the focus for the first iteration of the product.