Facebook Graph Search

  • To Take On Google, Facebook’s Graph Search Engine Needs More Data, Better Signals

    To Take On Google, Facebook’s Graph Search Engine Needs More Data, Better Signals

    As Facebook begins rolling out its Graph Search engine more broadly to its U.S. English-language user base today, it faces new challenges that were perhaps not at the forefront of our minds when the service was officially announced. Currently, the on-site search engine aims at making the people, places, photos, and other interests posted to Facebook more easily discoverable, but for it to… Read More

  • Facebook Gives Examples To Jumpstart Usage Of Graph Search, Which It May Have Spent Too Long Building

    Facebook Gives Examples To Jumpstart Usage Of Graph Search, Which It May Have Spent Too Long Building

    Photos and the news feed are where people spend their time on Facebook. Yet its last two big products were relatively niche features, Timeline and the new Graph Search. Facebook today published examples of how to use Graph Search, which merely highlight that it’s not part of day-to-day life. Yes, Facebook needed to fix search, but it may have prioritized an intellectual wank over… Read More

  • The History Behind Facebook’s Graph Search

    The History Behind Facebook’s Graph Search

    Editor’s note: Taylor Buley is a senior developer at Conde Nast’s PARADE. He’s a former staff writer at Forbes and graduated from University of Pennsylvania and Stanford. On Thursday Lars Rasmussen, Google Maps co-inventor turned Facebook Graph Search guru, took to Reddit for an “ask me anything” open thread. The Danish native avoided questions about the… Read More

  • You Won’t See Facebook’s Graph Search On iPhone Or Android Anytime Soon

    You Won’t See Facebook’s Graph Search On iPhone Or Android Anytime Soon

    Editor’s note: Tareq Ismail is the UX lead at Maluuba, a personal assistant app for Android and Windows Phone that was a Battlefield participant at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012. The release of Facebook’s Graph Search has raised much discussion among technology pundits and investors. One of the biggest questions surrounding the highly anticipated feature is its availability on mobile. Read More

  • Facebook Graph Search Didn’t Break Your Privacy Settings, It Only Feels Like That

    Facebook Graph Search Didn’t Break Your Privacy Settings, It Only Feels Like That

    Omg, Facebook Graph Search has exposed my private photos! This kind of email has been rolling into TechCrunch’s tip line since the introduction of the new, and still beta, search service from Facebook. The reveals are somewhat tantalizing – Mark Zuckerberg and a baby dressed like a monkey! Matt Burns in a Star Trek costume! Eric Eldon flipping the bird! (Yes, we’ve been… Read More

  • Facebook Is Primed To Disrupt Online Dating

    Facebook Is Primed To Disrupt Online Dating

    Editor’s Note: Brian Bowman is founder and CEO of LikeIt.com, a fun way to discover people, places, and things. The responsibility of dating sites should be to facilitate great first dates. Unfortunately, the dating industry has chosen to protect its charge-to-communicate business model instead of give consumers access to information to make an educated decision about a potential date… Read More

  • Tumblr Blog “Actual Facebook Graph Searches” Goes Viral

    Tumblr Blog “Actual Facebook Graph Searches” Goes Viral

    Well, that didn’t take long. Facebook Graph Search is now its own Tumblr meme: “Actual Facebook Graph Searches.” The site dials up the social media rubbernecking-slash-privacy outrage to a whole new level: user submissions. It’s like that Gizmodo post was turned into an entire blog, edited by everyone. The blog is now blowing up on Hacker News. It’s getting tweeted. Read More

  • Facebook Graph Search Is Humorless, Creepy And Doomed To Disappoint

    Facebook Graph Search Is Humorless, Creepy And Doomed To Disappoint

    Facebook’s newest feature Graph Search — a tool which lets users datamine their friends’ and strangers’ photos and interests — merely adds to the site’s stalkerish reputation. Sharing anything on Facebook now carries an even bigger risk of over-sharing, and should make users think long and hard about every little thing they contribute to its data banks. Read More

  • Facebookers Feed Graph Search And Set A Record By Uploading 1.1B Photos On New Year’s Day/Eve

    Facebookers Feed Graph Search And Set A Record By Uploading 1.1B Photos On New Year’s Day/Eve

    No one knew it yet, but people all over the world gave Graph Search a hearty meal when they uploaded a record 1.1 billion photos during the 48 hours over News Year’s Day and Eve. That’s nearly double the 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook on an average day. Content upload stats from Facebook take on new meaning now that Graph Search makes everything shared more discoverable. Read More

  • Facebook Graph Search Makes Privacy Seem Selfish

    Facebook Graph Search Makes Privacy Seem Selfish

    The subtle impact of Facebook Graph Search is that when you share openly, you share for the benefit of mankind. And when you don’t, or share to just a few people, you’re robbing the world of your knowledge, recommendations, and content. The question for each of us now is whether we prioritize our contribution or our privacy. Read More