Mark Zuckerberg announcing Facebook's new Graph Search. What do you think Google+ users?
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- Just another feature for all the creepers out there to use....Jan 15, 2013
- Exactly! Everyone keeps saying, "Nothing's not out there that wasn't before."
But that fact is this: They just made it a whole lot easier to get that content that they used to have to go person-by-person to find.
Like, "Photos of my friends on the beach with lots of comments and likes" will probably the #1 search followed by the same but for "friends of friends"Jan 15, 2013
- Powerful.Jan 15, 2013
- We are Soylent Green ... :-)Jan 15, 2013
- Why do I want search results from people I would only see at a highschool reunion?Jan 15, 2013
- I don't think the new Facebook Graph Search will be of much value to me.
I don't care to search on things that I or others have clicked Like on. What I want to search on Facebook is my own content, to track down certain articles I've posted, that are now buried and require laborious scrolling to find.
I don't see any value to searching things like "music liked by people who like Jody Foster and Lance Armstrong". There may be some value to connections and combinations of Likes, but I'm not interested in what anybody else likes, as I value my own judgments over those of my peers.
If I'm in a strange town, I don't see any benefit to searching "restaurants in New Orleans liked by my Facebook friends". Who says they're an authority on fine dining? Maybe they prefer fast junk food, while I myself want to eat at organic health food restaurants whenever possible.
This whole orientation toward discovering what celebrities or friends like, and then imitating them, seems to be based on a conformist, insecure, dependent, easily influenced mindset.
To base search on quantity of Likes is one form of value, but I much prefer the Google search logic of links. It's easy to click on Like just to be nice, but when you link to a web object, it implies a far more serious and deeper commitment to the object.Jan 15, 2013