Just two days after launching a major new product, Home, Facebook has made a major public effort to quell concerns that the uber-app is a net with which to scoop up more data about its users.
Brace yourselves: Facebook’s personalized search engine, Graph Search, is coming to a wall near you. In this infographic, you’ll learn how the tool evolved out of Facebook’s relationship with Bing, how the search function will benefit small business owners, and what you should be doing on your page right now to get ready.
As Facebook rolls out a steady stream of features designed to improve monetization, at least one financial analyst is arguing that the social network has begun to drive its users away.
Facebook is testing a feature called Graph Search that helps you locate people by their interests, real-world connections, and locations. This infographic explores how to use the tool for recruiting.
Foursquare launched its second stand-alone mobile app today, bringing its desktop Web business venue management tools to mobile for small business owners.
In the days before Facebook announced Graph Search, widespread speculation that we could be in for a huge announcement – such as “The Facebook Phone” – sent investors into a frenzy and drove the price of FB stock to its 52-week high. Once the announcement was made, it seems that investors weren’t nearly as pleased with what Facebook had to offer. But, par for the course for the Wall Street-types, they were short-sighted on what this announcement means for the future of the internet.
Privacy concerns related to Facebook’s Graph Search are beginning to hit home today, as a Tumblr of “Actual Facebook Graph Searches” gained attention last night and this morning, but privacy experts think Facebook showed increased regard for user privacy with its launch of search.
As social search and recommendations company share prices fell due to concerns that Facebook’s Graph Search, launched last week, would crush them and eat into Google’s search dominance, users on Quora engaged in a debate about the likely effects Facebook’s search will have.
Bing is boosting the Facebook content in its social sidebar five-fold, Microsoft said today.
With Facebook’s launch earlier today of a social search feature, the company indicated that it increasingly sees Google as a competitor and won’t sit idly by while Google pushes into social networking.