We reported in June that some Facebook users were seeing a “browse” option in their favorites menus, that brought them to this URL, https://www.facebook.com/discover-something-new, where they were served up random Graph Search queries, such as “favorite books of my friends,” “videos of favorite TV shows from my friends,” “cover photos by my friends,” and “movies liked by people who have interests similar to mine.” Now the browse test appears to have resurfaced in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the new News Feed design.
Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its RocksDB embeddable, persistent key-value store, which enables fast storage and global, real-time data fetching of the social network’s massive cache of user data.
Facebook reminded users last month that it would remove a privacy setting used by a small percentage of its users, “Who can look up your Timeline by name?,” which it originally announced in August, and now, the social network is reminding users again, via messages atop their News Feeds, and via emails.
Last week, Ashoat Tevosyan, an engineer on Facebook’s search quality and ranking team, discussed the nuts and bolts behind adding posts to Graph Search. Wednesday, during the social network’s third-quarter earnings call, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the reasoning behind the effort.
At some point in just about every earnings call, company executives are asked about their visions for the future. Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the next five years at the social network is based on “understanding the world,” and it includes advances in Graph Search, mobile applications such as Messenger, and artificial intelligence.
Facebook announced at the end of September that posts, status updates, photo captions, check-ins, and comments were being added to Graph Search results, and Ashoat Tevosyan, an engineer on the social network’s search quality and ranking team, offered his insights on just how monumental of a task this was, and how it all began.
Facebook is at it again: Have you heard about the updates that affect business pages? If you manage a business page, you’ll want to know about them. Let’s jump right in.
Facebook announced Thursday that it will remove a privacy setting that was only being used by a small percentage of its users, “Who can look up your Timeline by name?,” after initially announcing the demise of the setting last December, when it revamped its privacy tools.
Facebook’s Graph Search is finally going mobile, as it will be added to the social network’s flagship application for iOS, according to a report by 9to5Mac, which added that the Messenger app is undergoing an overhaul, as well.