Friday, April 12, 2013

Facebook Graph Search is here

Facebook Graph Search is a semantic search engine being rolled out by Facebook. It is so designed that users can search to related contents by using simple phrases or natural language, As a result you are given with the direct contents rather than separate links.

The Facebook Graph Search Features was launched in Beta January 2013 as a limited preview for some users in the United States.
This Beta is now provided o the users on a prior request of applying it to your Timeline.

Search Features:-

Facebook supports searches for the following types of objects:
  • Public posts
  • People
  • Pages
  • Events
  • Applications
  • Groups
  • Places (limitable to a specific location (latitude and longitude) and distance)
  • Check-ins of the user, friends, or where user or friends have been tagged
  • Objects with location information attached. In addition, the returned objects will be those in which the user or friends have been tagged, or those objects that were created by the user or friends.
Users can filter results, such as in time (since and until), or search only a given user’s News feed.
The feature also allows users to search the web directly.
Some search examples:-
  1. Friends who Like Die Hard 4.0 and How I met my mother.
  2. Photos of my friends taken at National Parks.
  3. Infosys employees who are friends with people at Facebook.
  4. Who are single men in Chicago and are from India.
The above list is indicative for a complete tutorial on Graph search visit this blog or drop a mail with subject as Graph search tutorial here.
This is an intelligent search by Facebook implementing the features of simple search Algorithm as used by Google.
Default search with no text offered are:-
  1. My Friends
  2. Photos of my friends
  3. Restaurants Nearby
  4. Games my Friends play
  5. Music my friends like
  6. Photos i've liked

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