Quick thoughts on Facebook Graph Search
Okay, so I just got the new Graph Search Beta yesterday. It's...fine. I mean, it's not amazing, it's not terrible. It's fine. It's fun to see what all I can search for, I guess, though I can guarantee you that 90%+ of queries are going to involve "friends of friends who are single and like <x> and are <y>", so if you're trying to make a stealth dating service...good work?
Here's the thing though: It's useless to me without the ability to search through my old posts. Being able to find *pictures* is awesome, but one of the most infuriating activities on Facebook is digging through weeks or months of posting history to find that quote or that link I posted.
Here are some example search queries that would be awesome:
- "Posts I made that were liked by at least 10 people"
- "Posts I made with links to theverge.com"
- "Posts I made that were liked by at least 10 people and contain the word 'phone'"
Or, for the more security conscious, searches like:
- "Posts I made that contain the word 'Sam' and are viewable by the public or by friends of friends"'
ALSO! Performing actions based on a search would be pretty solid:
"Block all posts and comments from friends and friends of friends who like Rush Limbaugh".
I realize it's a beta, which is why I'm telling you this now: make it happen! Please! If so, it would be super awesome, and I'll be all like "Google+? Google+ who?"
Hugs and kisses,
That one guy that got quoted in that one Verge article about Facebook
WHY DID YOU MOVE THE NOTIFICATION ICONS TO THE RIGHT?! For years I've been programmed to look to the upper-left, and now it's in the upper right. WHY MUST YOU CHANGE THINGS FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE?!?