Thursday, January 17, 2013

Things you should Know about FACEBOOK GRAPH SEARCH

Facts about Facebook Graph Search

Facebook has launched Graph Search. It is  new search tool that uses social data to provide you with the best possible answers to your queries. I have tried to list of  things you need to know about Facebook Graph Search.


1. What Facebook search can do?
Facebook Graph Search is a new social search tool aimed at making it easier for users to find people, photos, places, interests. You can look for people who live in the same city as you or like your favorite cuisine. Similarly, you can ask for reviews of a movie or a restaurant that you are thinking of checking out and lots more with this feature.

All you need to do is to type the specific question in the big search bar on top of a Facebook page. You can even improve queries with 'Refine This Search' box, placed on the side of the search bar.

2. What to search?
With Facebook Graph Search, you can ask specific questions about your friends, such as 'my friends who like The Beatles' or places your friends 'like'. Not only this, you can be even more specific while asking questions, for example 'my friends in New Delhi, who like trekking'.
Graph Search will dig out the best photos of your friends, based on the most number of likes and comments they get.
3. Availability of Facebook graph search
Currently, Facebook Graph Search is in early stage of beta testing development  It will initially be available for only a few thousand users in the US. However, you can sign up for Graph Search beta testing at even if it is not available in your region and join the waiting list
4. Device on which this search is available
As of now, the new search feature by Facebook is not available on mobile devices and is limited to desktops only.
5. This is not Web search
Facebook search is not a WEB search .Facebook Graph search with only search Facebook social data server.
6.What are my searchable  Facebook data?
 Only data that is marked Public is searchable
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg stressed that only the data you share with the world will be included while computing Graph Search results. Therefore, if you have made a certain photograph available to friends of your friends, then they may find it in the result upon making a specific query, even though you are not directly connected. Same goes for pages you have liked, places you were tagged at and movies you saw, events you went to etc.
However, Facebook will not take into account status updates while computing Graph Search results.

7. No change in Privacy setting for user
 Graph Search does not change your current privacy settings in any manner. People can only search for content that has been shared by you.

8.What about my Instagram photos?
Instagram uploaded photo is currently not in Graph search

9.Who all can search for me?
Anyone on Facebook who are not in your blocked list will be able to see data if it crops up in Graph Search results. However, you can still enjoy privacy by restricting data like photos, friend list, personal details etc to certain groups, such as friends only.

10.What does it mean for online marketers?
Facebook Graph Search will help businesses understand their audiences better. For example, a sports merchandise brand can now accurately find out how many people in any particular region, say Mumbai, like MS Dhoni. Small business like Restaurant,Club.Hotel will get fouces to get user attention and feedback which ultimately leads to popularity