Facebook Graph Search was a semantic search engine that was introduced by Facebook in March 2013. It was designed to give answers to user natural language queries rather than a list of links. The Graph Search feature combined the big dataacquired from its over one billion users and external data into a search engine providing user-specific search results. In a presentation headed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it was announced that the Graph Search algorithm finds information from within a user’s network of friends. Additional results were provided by Microsoft‘s Bing search engine. In July it was made available to all users using the U.S. English version of Facebook. In December 2014, Facebook changed its search features, dropping partnership with Bing, and eliminating most of the search patterns (from wikipedia).
From search bar of facebook you can do the following:
Search for Photos
Photos I Like
Photos of my friends
Photos of my daughter
Photos of Michael Jackson
Search for Businesses
Italian restaurants at New York
Italian restaurants at beer sheva my friends have been to
pages liked by my friends
Pages liked by people who like Michael Jackson
Pages liked by Mark Zuckerberg
People who like Biking
People who like Biking and live in New York, New York
Social search or a social search engine is a type of web search that takes into account the Social Graph of the person initiating the search query. When applied to web searches the Social-Graph uses established algorithmic or machine-based approaches where relevance is determined by analyzing the text of each document or the link structure of the documents. Search results produced by social search engine give more visibility to content created or “touched” by users in the Social Graph.
Social searcher also has very good analytic ability:
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