For the past few months, Facebook has been brewing a search engine that could change the way people find things. Now Facebook has it, with graph search. To be launched soon, graph search is a friend-based search engine that connects users to places all over the social network via friend recommendations and activity. Users can sign up to get on the wait list to be among the first to try it by clicking here.
HootSuite added a suite of six Facebook-related features to its dashboard, citing the fact that of the 3 million daily messages sent via its platform, 40 percent are through the social network.
The list of companies that offer analytics for businesses on Facebook seems to expand on a daily basis, but data analyzer Stephen Wolfram and his company, Wolfram|Alpha, are offering Facebook users a detailed look at their personal analytics on the social network, free of charge.
Facebook page administrators will soon be able to target their posts by various criteria, with the feature reportedly rolled out to some pages already, a marketer who was briefed by a Facebook representative told sister blog Inside Facebook.
A new application puts the relationship status of your Facebook friends on one screen. If you were ever curious and didn’t feel like clicking on each individual profile, RelationBook allows you to see who’s single, who’s in a relationship, and who describes their situation as “it’s complicated.”
Online reputation-management company Secure.me examined some 1 million Facebook profiles to determine sharing habits and how they compared between the U.S. and Europe.