Facebook Graph Search is a search engine that allows search based on Photos, Interests, People and places. It means that if one wants to search about people situated in a particular place, having interest in television or cricket, Google search will show the relevant results. With the unveiling of Google Search, Facebook has now a total of three pillars, namely, Timeline, Newsfeed and Google Search.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and Chief Executive of Facebook, told in a press conference at Menlo Park, that the new Graph Search feature is a really big and powerful project. He described Graph Search as one of the coolest things ever done by Facebook. He focused on the point that the new feature would not hamper the privacy settings of the individual. Only the information shared with friends, friends of friends, and the public will be found by the person who is looking for.
Zuckerberg said at the press event that the Graph Search map is growing big constantly. Almost 240 billion photos are uploaded and a million new people are added everyday. He said that Graph Search is not web search as it does not display best possible results; but results based on information shared by the friends by typing the relevant phrase. It means that Graph Search gives the exact answer to the query entered by the user ant not to results which might lead one to the answer.
He publicly revealed that his relation with Google grew hostile over issues related to privacy. He told that the company entered into partnership with Microsoft in 2010 and has been working with it since then; as Microsoft was keener in doing things that were of paramount interest to Facebook.