Facebook has almost become “irrelevant” as now it’s just a place to post things. It’s not “cool” anymore, just another site. So today Facebook is beginning to roll out its new search engine, Graph Search.
So now you’re thinking, why would I use Facebook to search for things? What’s wrong with Bing or Google? It is not like anything is wrong with them, it’s that Bing/Google are used for research and gaining access to sites that we already want to go too. Facebook wants you to use Facebook to gain personal results based on your friends interest and likes.
How often do you like a page? Pizza Hut, Walmart, or Bob Evans and the many more pages you may like on Facebook. By liking these pages, Facebook will take what you like and suggest that to friends. This idea helps for trips, ratings, and reviews. Now you are thinking, why not just ask the person? So, what if it was a co-worker and you wanted to see what they liked before throwing them a surprise party? In a situation like that, Facebook becomes useful again, but odds are, you already know what he/she likes.
I can see how this can be useful, I just don’t know if it’s enough to put the cool back in Facebook. Instagram/Twitter is where the party is moving. Facebook is that bridge for easy access to accounts, nothing much more than that.
Quick video below that talks about privacy with Graph Search.
Exyaster’s Note: So I haven’t done this in a while (report on current topics,) not even sure if this is enough info to dig any deeper. I don’t want to bloat this with random information that has nothing to do with Facebook, like this note. Haha.