Facebook has updated its Graph Search feature today to include posts and status updates. Now, you can find posts your friends have made about certain topics, from specific locations, or that you've commented on.
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If you've had a peek at Facebook's new Graph Search, and you don't like the way it looks, you can get rid of it with a simple settings tweak. Here's what you need to do.
There's no doubt that Facebook's new Graph Search feature is cool. It's the advanced Facebook search we've always wanted. But is it going to change the way you search for things on the internet? Probably not -- it will just change how you search on Facebook.
Facebook's plans to roll out a Google-like capability with its new Graph Search offering started off with one big advantage: director of engineering Lars Rasmussen is a former Google star, having led the teams that built Google Maps and Google Wave in Sydney. But what technology is driving the new service, and how hard was it to build?
Facebook today launched a very limited beta of Graph Search, a new service which lets you make natural language queries across posts and photos made by friends on the service. If you want to find a good Chinese restaurant in Sydney, you can type "Chinese restaurants my friends have visited in Sydney" and Facebook will show relevant results. It's an interesting idea, but the rollout plan means it will be a long while before it has much relevance to Australians.