The big announcement everyone was waiting for today is the third pillar of Facebook: the Graph Search. For those who are keeping score, the other two pillars would be the newsfeed and the timeline. As such, graph search being a third pillar presumes to put the search feature on equal importance to these fundamental pieces of their platform.
What is “Graph Search”?
Graph Search is an audience and privacy aware search mechanism, that is different than a web search in that this is designed to provide an answer, rather than links to websites which contain the answer. These searches are “audience aware” which means the results will come from the people you follow. They are also “privacy aware” which, I presume, means it will follow your privacy settings so that people can’t search to find what they are not allowed normally to see in your profile (I “presume” this because Facebook hasn’t had the best record of keeping things private that they promise to keep private).
So how might you use this? Read more