Friday, January 18, 2013

Facebook’s new search tool is going to be tricky to get right, and its success will depend largely on what and how we share. | MIT Technology Review

Actual results may vary...
"Graph Search tries to autocomplete queries as Google does, and it includes a number of default search suggestions—”Photos of my friends,” “Restaurants nearby,” “Photos my friends like”—that pop up when a user clicks on the query bar at the top of the home page. While people may try these, Ver Steeg believes most won’t want to exert the effort it takes to type in something more.
If other users do put in the effort, he points out, the results you see will be limited by the size of your social network plus, in some cases, publicly available data. He says this may feel like an artificial limitation when searching for suggestions on things you might like."
Facebook’s new search tool is going to be tricky to get right, and its success will depend largely on what and how we share. | MIT Technology Review
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