With the launch of Facebook’s Graph Search, a whole new dimension has been added to the world of online personal search activity. The social networking giant had been seeking to retain the lion’s share of users ahead of Twitter and newly emerging Pinterest amidst recent claims that shares had slumped and visitors were spending less time on the platform. It’s latest development, Facebook Graph Search, was announced at Menlo Park with Bing integration to allow users to search people, photos, places and interests.
What’s new about Facebook Graph Search?
Having remained the pioneer and still dominant player in social networking, Facebook has always been a firm believer of constant evolution through user-friendly innovations. Unlike the conventional search engine this tool doesn’t provide links to sites containing information. So don’t expect to see the Wikipedia link topping the chart in this kind of a search. The tool relies on Open Graph program that tracks all the pictures, music, comments and apps shared by its entire user community to display information, things and people that already exist on Facebook having been uploaded by someone.
In case the information being sought is not available on the Facebook, the Graph Search Tool shall also provide a listing of link sites much as the existing engines. It focuses at four essential kinds of information – People, Places, Photos and Interests. Thus this powerful tool gives whatever a normal Google search will show and goes much beyond to provide information that Google has no access to.
Drawbacks of using Facebook Graph Search
There are effective features that can be employed for using this tool for online dating and this opens up options for cyber stalkers to take advantage of users who are not careful enough. Despite Facebook’s claims of having enough security systems in place, the Facebook Graph Search is still quite vulnerable to creepy motives and the search tool will only make it easier.