Facebook has just given its Graph Search another boost, and those who have been upgraded are now able to search post history as well as photo history. This has made many people wonder just what sort of uses they might put this to in everyday life.
Facebook's big announcement today was Graph Search. It's a deeply important step for Facebook. But it's also kind of unlike other search systems out there, and adds a bunch of new ways to use Facebook.
Facebook already knows who all of your friends are, when you broke up with your last girlfriend/boyfriend and what you did or wish you didn’t do on spring break last year. But Facebook may soon be tracking you at all times.
Use Facebook in American English and aren't one of Graph Search's beta users already? Then you can expect to get the tool in a rollout that will begin on Monday and take place over the next few weeks...
What is that makes Facebook's graph search tick? The entity graph — Facebook's set of place-specific data. Every time users are prompted to describe a little more about places where they checked in, that's the entity graph at work.