New Facebook search for sorting content

2013-01-15 20:38
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (Paul Sakuma, AP)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (Paul Sakuma, AP)

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Menlo Park - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday the No 1 social network's new search feature will initially focus on helping users sort through photographs, people, places and other content that has been shared with them.

The feature, which Facebook is calling "graph search", is not a way to look up content on the internet, Zuckerberg added.

The new service lets users search their social connections for information about people, interests, photos and places.

Until now, Facebook users were unable to search for friends who live in a certain town or like a particular movie. With the new feature, people can search for friends who, say, live in Boston who also like Zero Dark Thirty.

Zuckerberg says the search feature is "privacy aware". That means users can only search for content that has been shared with them.

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