Facebook has time to time come with innovation and new features to garner audience; all thanks to the great Mark Zuckerberg and other associated creators. This time too, it has raised the bar and has introduced “Facebook Graph Search” for its users.
With the idea and perspective of making most of the things social, Facebook has built graph search for letting users find about people, places and things in their social network. Now, you can see what your friends and other closed ones like, who shares common interests with you and more.
About Facebook Graph Search
Graph search is a tool that lets you search for persons who share your interests and pursuits, travel your world through pictures, learn about cafeterias, music and more. Whether you want to start a club or find a gym pal, graph search lets you bond with friends that like the same deeds. You can use simple sentences like “my photos before 2009” to categorize your photos and to find everything you like. With graph search it is possible to locate and search for restaurants, cafeterias in your nearby regions and other places too. Go to the new place where you have been wanting to, eat in some new restaurants and listen to some cool hip-hop and other stuff with Graph search.
Graph search privacy
With every new feature that Facebook introduces, there is always a great deal of speculation over whether the privacy of a user is maintained or not. Well, with Facebook Graph Search, it is your selections that control what is searchable. You can search for everything that has been shared with you by your friends on Facebook and your friends too can look for stuff that you have shared with them, of course, including the stuff having the visibility of public too. It highlights the fact that different people see dissimilar stuffs on Graph search.
Search for people
You can search for people based on everything that is shared between you and them, which includes their Facebook profiles and interests. You will be able to see friends who have their city same as you, persons having cities set to public, and recommended results as per the things shared between you. You can enter phrases like “people who live in my city” to get results.
Search for photos
You get to find photos that have been posted by you and your pals. Other people will be able to see any pictures that they can view on Facebook, which includes the pictures hidden on timeline. You may enter a phrase such as “pictures of me” to get results.
Search for places
You get to discover places like restaurants and can look for music through your social connections. You can try “restaurants I have been to” to find places.
Needs more sharing
If your friends and closed ones don’t share much on Facebook what they like, then the whole point of using graph search may appear to be futile. Since, Graph Search is all about sharing and seeing stuff in social connections, therefore, it’s more useful for people whose friends share a lot.
Doesn’t guarantee the results
There is a little unrealistic connection between the Facebook likes and the real interests of people. Often it may happen, that people liked a certain thing just because they’re used to liking most of the pages. Just pressing the LIKE button can have many reasons behind it, like the temptation to get a new freebie etc. How do we get a guarantee that the interests shown are really the most liked activities by them?
Availability of Graph Search
Right now, only beta version is available for US audiences. For people belonging to different places, you can join the waiting list if you want to be among the first ones to use when it becomes accessible in your region.
Graph search can be seen with a good potential in future, considering the competition it poses to dating websites and others such as LinkedIn. For better search outcomes, there should be a way to poke some lazy friends to share more stuff. All in all, it is good but has to improve in order to excel.
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