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As Graph Search launch nears, Facebook quietly tweaks privacy policy so users can’t opt out of search results

By on January 17, 2013 at 1:10 PM.

As Graph Search launch nears, Facebook quietly tweaks privacy policy so users can’t opt out of search results

Facebook (FB) has a lot riding on Graph Search, which was unveiled earlier this week. The company’s intra-site search engine isn’t just about finding new ways to connect users with the information they want, it’s about a next-generation advertising product that allows Facebook to woo clients with a better class of targeted ads. The wider Graph Search’s reach, the better, and Facebook has begun making moves to ensure its new search product covers as many users as possible — moves that will likely spark a new round of Facebook rage. More →

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The true genius of Facebook’s Graph Search

By on January 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM.

The true genius of Facebook’s Graph Search

Facebook (FB) unveiled its first crack at a search engine on Tuesday. Dubbed Graph Search, the complex new utility indexes information from more than 1 billion Facebook users and introduces intuitive new search features that put an interesting spin on digging up data. Half of the bloggers and reporters attending Facebook’s press conference practically fell asleep during the event, and investors trimmed more than 3% from Facebook’s mid-day share price. Apparently, a lot of people missed the point. More →

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Facebook unveils ‘Graph Search,’ a search engine for Facebook

By on January 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM.

Facebook unveils ‘Graph Search,’ a search engine for Facebook

Facebook (FB) on Tuesday held a press conference at its Menlo Park, California headquarters where it unveiled “Graph Search,” a search engine of sorts designed to allow users to search for content on Facebook. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Graph Search allows users to search for news posts, status updates, photos, locations and more within the Facebook Social Graph. Graph Search is also privacy aware, so only results pointing to public data and posts from within a user’s network of friends will be visible to the user performing the search. The new search engine will launch as a beta and will index data from more than 1 billion Facebook users. More →

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