|Facebook's Graph Search Includes Every Tiny Detail
By: Jessica Cherok
Have you found yourself thinking recently about how you wished Facebook’s Graph Search could find you even more informational minutiae? Well, you’re in luck, because now it can!
Facebook’s Graph Search has just been updated to allow users to search within status updates and comments, as well as posts. Users can search off of keywords or within a time frame. The update brings Facebook closer to the real-time dialogue offered by Twitter, their major competitor.
In June Facebook introduced hashtags after a long period of what seemed to be holding out on the tagging technology. The hashtags, in combination with Graph Search, will now let users find information more relevant to them.
With more and more people using second screens as part of events (TV shows, sporting events, etc.), Facebook hopes people will turn to their site, rather than posting to Twitter. In addition to the Graph Search update, Facebook has also been aggressively pursuing live media partnerships, and just finalized a deal FOX Sports in order to link up data with broadcasted professional and college football games.
While the update hasn’t been released to the Facebook masses yet, it has started testing with certain users. Considering how successful Twitter has been with so-called live tweeting, we can be assured that it won’t be too long before the feature is available to all users.
Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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