Would Facebook Use Open Graph To Create A Search Product?
Facebook will many expected never rise a hunt engine of a possess to compete with Google, though that doesn’t meant a amicable network can’t carve out a niche in a hunt sector.
Federated Media Founder John Battelle, who has been chronicling a attribute between Facebook and Google for his Searchblog, common a following speculation about how a amicable network competence cobble together a hunt product regulating information from a open graph:
Imagine a universe where a infancy of app builders confederate with Facebook’s open graph, instrumenting your personal information by Facebook such that your information becomes searchable. (If we consider that’s crazy, remember how many vital companies and app services have already depressed all over themselves to precedence open graph).
Then, all those information are hoovered into Facebook’s “search index,” and integrated with your personal amicable graph. Facebook afterwards builds an interface to all your app data, adds in your Facebook amicable graph data, and afterwards maybe tosses in a side of Bing so we can have a whole Web as a backdrop, should we caring to.
Voila: You’ve got yourself a truly personalized new kind of hunt engine — a Facebook hunt engine, one that searches your world, apps, Facebook and all.
This suppositious hunt engine would already have foe in a likes of RockMelt, and also Google itself, a latter many expected being what gave Battelle a impulse for his post — a heading hunt hulk began incorporating Google Plus posts in hunt results.
Readers: Do we consider John Battelle is on to something?