Reddit has a feature called Ask Me Anything, where notable people allow readers to, well, ask them anything. Facebook has loved this recently. Wednesday, Facebook employees answered questions about the company’s hiring practices, and now Director of Engineering Lars Rasmussen responded to queries about Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, graph search, and free coffee.
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry experts have been wondering what the social network would do. The answer is Facebook’s graph search — a tool that combines Web searching with the connections that users have on the site. It’s a powerful tool that can be used by people looking for photos of friends, connections, dentists, restaurants, movies, or pretty much anything else. This new utility can challenge Google, Yelp — and even Match.com.
A team of two dozen engineers is reportedly working on improving Facebook’s search engine.