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Though we haven't covered Graph search before on the blog, i would make use of this opportunity to take you guy along with me on this tour, to test every aspect of the new tool that can be used in tons of ways. Facebook Graph search would truly make our lives much easier.
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Before hitting on some of the exciting new features that we can make use of with Facebook Graph search tool, you may first want to get your name enrolled in the waiting list.
Design Change: Status bar Overall
The first very obvious change that you would notice once your Graph search would get approved would be the new status bar.
|Present Facebook Status Bar|
|Graph search status bar|
Previously in the absence of Facebook graph search, there was no way to pull in information connecting different entities in Facebook. Image you had friends on your list who like various pages that you might have also liked.
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Now it would have been hard to know who among your friends like a specific page that you liked, in one place.
Or you might want to know how many of your friends like a specific Ice cream parlor in your area. There was no obvious way to get that information out.
With Facebook graph search, you can do that in seconds, that is a matter of few words.
Notice how i search "Friends who like Halo Reach" - Halo reach is a computer game by the way. It pulls in my friends that love that game :)
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Refining the search
On top of this, you can even refine your search results as per certain criteria. Notice how search refining options appear next to the search results.
Changing View: Grid View
You can switch between 2 different display modes for the search results. Grid vs List. The image below displays Facebook graph search grid mode.
Facebook graph search is definitely one of the best products from Facebook developers and would take the social network a long way.
Is your graph search account approved yet? Let us know your experience if you have started using it.
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