A Closer Look at Facebook Graph Search
Facebook just introduced a brand new improvement to their search bar called Graph Search. According to Mark Zuckerberg, the social giant is aiming to provide users with more natural results that is integrated better with their entire social ecosystem. For Example: you can search for your friends who went to college with you and also like John Denver. These combinations of different elements inside Facebook’s existing API’s are integrated so well that you will sometimes see results that you never expected. Facebook collaborated with Bing search engine to deliver results from across the web.
Graph Search is currently being deployed in slow steady intervals to all their users. If you want to get on board and experience the change then you can join their waiting list here. I got approval within 4-5 days of applying. The entire top navigation bar is redesigned where you have a white Facebook Logo on the left followed by a big blue area where you can enter your search results. At first, it took a while for me to figure out where to click on screen since the bar itself is not distinguishable enough and blends in with the rest of the header. All your familiar friend request buttons and notifications are positioned on the right hand side.
After using Graph Search for a couple of hours I decided to test its limits. Before explaining why and what I searched for let’s look at the profiles I am going to use for my new graph search.
Jeff – Works at TopTenWholeSale and also my childhood friend
TopTenWholesale Facebook Page – Facebook Page of a website that basically deals with online wholesale retailers. Like I said before Jeff is a part of them and he also liked their FB Page.Continued on the next page