“Today, Facebook took the wraps off Graph Search, an instant smart search that sifts through the company’s massive social graph to return relevant results.”
It lets users type queries in natural language, like the following examples:
- “Who are my friends who live in San Francisco?”
- “Photos of my friends taken in Paris, France” (assuming your photos are geotagged)
- “Friends of my friends who are single, male San Francisco residents who are from India”
- “Photos of my friends before 1990”
Apparently, all searches will respect people’s privacy settings — you will only see entries in the results if you already had are access to see those items.
If nothing is found, then your query will be sent to Microsoft’s Bing search engine for results.
This new social search feature is being rolled out slowly to selected users over time.
This article is by Taylor Hatmaker on the ReadWrite.com blog