Facebook’s chief exec Mark Zuckerberg introduced Graph Search at a press event on Tuesday.
The new feature will make it simpler to search through the Facebook network. It was billed asa new way to find people, photos, places and interests that are most relevant to Facebook users, according to report by Jennifer Van Grove from CNET.
Is the world’s largest social network taking a shot at Google’s core competency, or just trying to enrich its own network with the addition of Graph Search? It is probably a little bit of both.
Either way, Wall Street was not enthralled, as Facebook’s stock dropped $1.51 during Zuckerberg’s presentation. It fell to $30.20 from $31.71.
Graph Search is going to appear as a bigger search bar at the top of each page, replacing the usual white search bar. Facebook said that when people search the service, that search both determines the set of results you get and serves as a title for the page. "You can edit the title - and in doing so create your own custom view of the content you and your friends have shared on Facebook,," according to Facebook.