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Facebook now lets you search through 2 trillion public posts

Facebook has updated its search to let users search through all public posts on the platform, reports The Verge. The company claims this will make over 2 trillion posts searchable. Users will be able to search for vague terms, like India vs SA, and the platform returns various relevant posts starting with news organizations to the user’s friends, and then finally posts from strangers. Interestingly, Facebook isn't branding this search as something new, but rather just making its search engine more powerful, a marked difference from its Graph search initiative. Remember Facebook’s Graph Search? Neither do we In 2013, Facebook extended its Graph search to include results for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments. The initiative was pretty crude as users need to type in queries like “Posts about Shahrukh Khan by my friends”, whereas now, they can simply type in SRK and get results from news, friends and strangers. Facebook’s Graph Search also did not take off the way it had intended and the company ceased working on it. The Graph Search was a semantic search engine designed to provide answers instead of links through natural language queries. It set out to display data from over 1 billion users combined with external data into a search engine providing user specific search results. The algorithm would find this info from a user’s friend network. MediaNama’s take: The current search results are frankly pretty sweet. Rather than tediously having to go through the entire feed looking at all the irrelevant…

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