Facebook Presents Social Search to Display Information and Interests of More Than 1 Billion People

The Facebook today organized a US event to present the search Social, a new search engine that search data more than 1 billion people, 240 billion photos and 1 trillion connections to display information about relationships, interests and locations users.

In the presentation, Mark Zuckerberg made ​​a point of saying that the Social search is “very different” from a search engine for traditional. The answers are displayed directly to the user intuitively – not just links to the answers, as in other search engines. According to Facebook, the system respects the privacy of each content published on the social network, so if you only shared photos with your friends, the search will display these images just for them.

Social Search uses the data entered by the users to let you know which friends like certain series or those who live in a city, for example. You can also make more specific searches and find the pictures of a friend taken before 2000 or images shot in Berlin in 1989. It is the perfect tool for stalkear people.

In addition to knowing more about your friends, you can also do research that encompass more than 1 billion users. In the announcement, Facebook showed what is the series that software engineers more like. The Big Bang Theory, without much surprise, won. Among doctors, the favorite was Grey’s Anatomy. The research also extends to music and languages.

The research will be on the top bar of Facebook and accepts various terms, such as “friends who live in my city”, “photos of the Eiffel Tower”, “Indian restaurants tanned by my friends in India” and “tanned films by people who are directors of movies”. Although not the focus, the Social Search also displays information from the web, including more objective results, such as weather, through a partnership with Bing.

Initially, the feature is available only in English and will search a limited set of data. Plays music shared by the Open Graph and users of publications, for example, will not be investigated in this trial version. Social Search will be released gradually and you can sign up at this link to participate in the beta, which begins today.