Social Scoop: Facebook announces new search engine 'Graph Search'

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Facebook's new search engine is all a-buzz in the social stratosphere as they attempt to take on Google. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced "Graph Search" Tuesday at a press event at its Menlo Park headquarters.

    According to Wired.com, Zuckerberg described Graph Search's abilities as being able to "handle more precise queries than a general web search, like 'who are my friends who live in San Francisco.'" Additionally, Graph Search is said to be "privacy aware."

    A writer for CNet.com, Jennifer Grove, wrote that the tool is meant to provide people the answers to their questions about people, photos, places, and interests.

    Apparently Facebook sent out media invitations, much like Apple is known to do, that read "Come and see what we're building." Grove said many speculated that Facebook would be unveiling a Facebook-branded phone, rather than a search engine.

    Forbes writer, Kashmir Hill, live-blogged the event. She quoted Zuckerberg in saying, "Graph Search is not a web search. It's about graphing our part of the web."

    Do you have questions about Graph Search? Post them in a comment below!

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