1:05 am, Wed 16 Jan 2013
We asked you to tell us what you thought of the new Facebook 'Graph Search' function unveiled today. There has not yet been any positive feedback on the ITV News Facebook page.
Here are some of your views on the new function:
Barrie Woodward: "Facebook is becoming less user friendly as each day passes. They don't pay any attention to their users and don't value the opinions of their users."
Paul Mitchinson: "This tool is part of their marketing/reseach to gather information on individuals, it isn't necessarily for the usual user."
Chris Hayter: "Terrible idea, Facebook sucks. Twitter is better."
If you disagree and believe the new Graph Search will be a good tool join the conversation by clicking the link below:
7:40 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
Facebook have uploaded a video explaining how privacy works with Graph Search and how users can manage information shared on the social networking site.
7:31 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
Fortunately for Google, Graph Search isn't designed to take on web search.
It's a personal, user-friendly and, we are told, 'privacy aware', way to answer queries and track people down more easily. And Facebook must prioritise security above all else, or risk alienating or losing users.
In terms of the evolution of Facebook, this feels like the logical next step. And for connection purposes, be that friendship or dating, it is useful and intuitive.
But it's only as reliable and useful as the tags people use.
– Ernest Doku, technology expert at uSwitch.com
7:28 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
Facebook users can use the
Graph Search tool to search for content that has been shared with them.
Search terms can be typed into a blue search bar at the top of each page, for example:
"Friends who live in my city", "people who like things I like", "photos of my family", "countries my friends have visited", "books read by CEOs".
Facebook's beta version of the Graph Search tool
Suggestions will then appears in a drop down menu. The search results can then be refined by using filters.
An example of search results suggestions
7:05 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
It is a new way for people to navigate their connections to people and content on the social networking site.
With Graph Search, you can search for people, photos, places and interests.
It is currently available in a "beta" or early version.
Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the search feature is "privacy aware" and users can only search for content that has been shared with them.
Find out more about the new search tool.
6:47 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
Facebook has introduced its Graph Search, which it says is a new way for people to navigate their connections to people and content on the social networking site.
It says the tool will help users instantly find others, learn more about them and make connections, explore photos, and learn about common interests.
Facebook's Graph Search tool
The Graph Search tool can be used to search for people, photos, places and interests.
An example of a Graph Search
All results are said to be uniquely based on the strength of relationships and connections.
6:29 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg introduced the new "Graph Search" feature at a press event in California.
He said: "Every piece of content has its own audience; most content is not public; you can only search for content that has been shared with you".
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg introduces the new "Graph Search".
6:20 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled the social networking site's new "Graph Search" in California.
He said: "This is one of the coolest things we have done in a while".
"Graph Search is the kind of product that we love to build at Facebook - it's a big technology problem and it's also a big social problem".
He went on: "We're not indexing the web. We're indexing our map of the graph - the graph is really big and its constantly changing."
6:10 pm, Tue 15 Jan 2013
Facebook has announced its new "Graph Search" at its headquarters in San Francisco, California.
Its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the company's mission "is to make the world more open and connected",
Engadget website reports.
Facebook has announced its "big news"