Archive | 19 April 2013

All you need to know about how Facebook Graph Search works before you get your hands on it.

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Facebook Graph Search was introduced back in March with a special event hosted by Facebook. Started with a closed beta, users could get early access by signing up for a waiting list; the sooner you apply, the the sooner you get access. Don’t want to wait to discover what Graph Search offers? Here’s everything you need to know before it gets released.

The major change from the old system is that now search is contextual; what you write works as filters to process the results, like Siri with the only difference that you don’t use the voice. You can start with simple phrases, and add details as you need them and create complex sentences to elaborate the query. On my personal profile, if I try to search “Games my friends who live nearby play that I play” Facebook gives me a list of games that friends who geographically live near me play, and at the same time in common.
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