• http://twitter.com/sj2go Sean Jordan

    What does it come up with when you search ‘Randi Zuckerberg’? ..can you Tweet it?

  • propools

    Again, I think this is clear evidence of the shrinking relevance of 2 – 3 word search terms and the importance of granular search. It is pretty slick though.

  • http://twitter.com/TurkoAgency Turko Digital Agency

    bing’s greatest (only) move so far

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    Danny, great walk though. With opengraph tags on webpages and apps and the clean way which Facebook has structured their data they have an awesome opportunity to offer segmented search options. I’ve been watching this development, as i know most others in search have, for a long time. This is going to be a huge part of social media optimization in the future. Even in the next year. Anyways, thanks for the great editorial as always.

  • http://twitter.com/CXthecloud CX

    Thanks for the post, Danny! This definitely seems like yet another step in Facebook taking over the world.

  • robthespy

    The exact opposite- IMO.

  • http://www.heatherphysioc.com/ Heather Physioc SEO

    The “calculations” of combining one variable and another remind me of Wolfram Alpha – which is remarkably powerful and I didn’t give nearly enough credit fo being awesome (albeit not popular) way back when. It’s really quite intuitive and impressive. I think this is the first major initiative from Facebook’s court that has a) not been painfully intrusive and difficult to wrap one’s brain around, and to me more importantly, b) really furthered what I believe their core mission is – connecting people. Some of the search examples they gave in the explanation video with the developers make total sense. How many times have I had to piece together a bunch of information, or scroll for miles, to find what it is I really want? At the time I probably got a little annoyed, accepted that the technology didn’t yet exist on the platform and moved on. I know it isn’t the same thing as web search, but I do hope that it provides a viable option for traffic diversification. I’m anxious to see the implications Facebook Social Graph Search will have on web search market share in the long-term.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mckanedavis McKane Davis

    Thanks for this post. really appreciate it. Fascinating data.

  • http://www.indianetcraft.com/ web hosting india

    Any update by Facebook get hyped by the media… let user decide if it worth it or not. Some time i miss the old Facebook.. as i don’t like to new timeline well enough but some how started to like it because it enabled us to add events on backdate as well.. lets see what we can do with Facebook Graph Search… cheers

  • Abdul Wahab

    this is not traditional search engine so far.. it just shows data within facebook or wikipedia etc.. not from around the web

  • http://twitter.com/TomSullivan Thomas Sullivan

    Thanks Danny. Looks interesting, at least. As with your Newport Bch. example, will be more or less useful depending on inputs. Garbage in…

    Big red flag would be that the #1 result in the MUSIC search example was Robin Williams.

  • http://www.stoneig.com/ Matt Roney

    So, basically, businesses will be trying EVEN HARDER for Facebook likes.

  • Abdul Wahab

    New player in the tournament.. it will be more fun and learning….

  • http://twitter.com/kevinverto Kevin Vertommen

    I bet marketeers could do some cool stuff with this if it would allow them to use the Graph Search in combination with status updates for a limited group of fans (~ Google+ circles).

  • http://www.stanleyoppenheimer.com searchengineman

    About bloody time..one of the reasons I steered clear of Facebook, was the lack of search…I only kept a profile if I need to connect to some damn service. As an advertiser this can only mean good things..because now Facebook can monetize and better target ADS (Wow Relevant ads!). When this comes out a lot of regrettable stuff is going to hit the fan, when viewed thru these search filters. Whether or not linkedin is in danger..(I don’t think so). Linkedin could easily add the same functionality to its data. Besides only power users & recruiters are going searches stuff the way Danny suggests….

  • http://iiscn.wordpress.com/about/ yt75

    Facebook is the pinnacle of boring,
    plebeian, ultra-utilitarianism

  • http://www.stanleyoppenheimer.com searchengineman

    Found this article that truly explored how creepy this can get
    courtesy of threadwatch. I have to give this guy imagination.
    Danny’s example pale–the article blanked out the faces results to protect them.
    http://www.threadwatch.org/node/16447

  • http://www.facebook.com/pallav.kaushish Pallav Kaushish

    Looks very fascinating. Of course it will turn into a stalking engine but ignoring the downside, it can help marketers in a lot of ways like profiling out people who love a particular genre of music in a city and then studying their social habits of likes, shares and comments.
    People who have an extended network on facebook can take serious advantage of this new graph search. I’m getting goosebumps thinking about all the possibilities it’s gonna open up. Can’t wait to lay my hands on it..

  • BigWhiteDog

    I don’t see it touching Yelp as bad comments can be deleted from a page, likes are earned form people who have never even been to the venue and I have very few friends in many of the places that I visit so it does no good to look for places my friends like.

  • Takeshi Young