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Facebook Announces Social Search Engine: Graph Search

Written by Joe Walsh
January 15, 2013

Facebook – the world’s largest social network – has just announced it will be throwing its hat into the search engine ring. Unveiling Graph Search, a first-of-its-kind social search engine, users will now be able to sift through Facebook’s enormous collection of public data using a simple, visual interface. Where Google and other search engines draw together content from around the web, Graph Search will generate its results based on the interests, photos and locations of Facebook’s over 1 billion users.

So, how does it work? Graph Search is a “natural language” search engine. This means you can type a phrase like, “People who like Skin Care and are from Saint Paul, Minnesota,” and you will be presented with pages and pages of people to browse and connect with.

Check out this video to see Graph Search in action:

Graph Search and Medical Practices

So, what will Graph Search mean for my practice? How will I be able to better connect with potential patients? Currently, Graph Search is only available to a limited group of “beta testers,” and has not yet been released to the general public. While we can’t say for certain all the ways this new technology will benefit your practice, rest assured that MedNet is on the case! Our team of Internet Marketing Experts are already looking into ways Graph Search can be used to boost our client’s online presence.

We’ll be offering continuing coverage on this story, so keep checking back for more information!

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Category: Social Networking


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