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2012-09-12 09:06:45 AM  
Followed closely by "facebook".

/Then "sex"
//and what's this lemonparty thing I keep hearing about?
 
2012-09-12 09:07:13 AM  
As someone who has never had any interest in Facebook, this amuses me.
 
2012-09-12 09:08:21 AM  
So I can search for some face?
 
2012-09-12 09:12:52 AM  
FTFA:

"Search engines are really evolving toward giving you a set of answers," Zuckerberg said. "It's not just like 'I'll type in something and show me some relevant stuff.' It's, 'I have a specific question, answer this question for me.' When you look at it from that perspective, Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer the questions people have: 'What sushi restaurants have my friends gone to in New York in the past six months and liked?' 'Which of my friends and friends of friends work at this company I'm interested in ... so I can talk to them about what it's like to work there?'

But i DO type stuff in to google and want to see relevant stuff. Sometimes i don't really know what i'm looking for and need to peruse through a few pages to grasp a topic. I don't really want a search engine that searches my friends opinions - i could just ask them for it, they could have accidentally drunkenly clicked like on some shiatty page 7 months ago and now it's being fed to me as my buddy's opinion.
 
2012-09-12 09:13:03 AM  
Facebook is expanding to much to quickly, I bet in the next 5 years they are in the same category as Lucent and Nortel
 
2012-09-12 09:13:05 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: As someone who has never had any interest in Facebook, this amuses me.


No one has any real interest in Facebook. It is just a socially acceptable way to spy on people you don't really care about.
 
2012-09-12 09:14:43 AM  
It better be slightly better than their people search.
my alts can't even find my other alts when they use that,
it's easier to search the facebook handle in google and get to them from there.
 
2012-09-12 09:19:32 AM  
This will be like any other facebook feature. Poorly designed, horribly implemented, rolled out in a disruptive manner. and not a single fark given by the company.

Remember, Facebook knows what you want and need, not you, them.
 
2012-09-12 09:20:21 AM  
I think you meant Bing
 
2012-09-12 09:23:00 AM  

antron: I think you meant Bing


yeah, facebook does need better porn searching.
 
2012-09-12 09:25:06 AM  
Seventeen months later they will bring this feature to the mobile app and it will also not work properly.
 
2012-09-12 09:26:04 AM  
Obviously, Mark Zuckerberg isn't as smart as we've been told. He's making to fatal mistakes here: 1) taking on Google in the search engine market, when everyone else has failed at this and 2) discarding FB's pathetic mobile strategy for no strategy at all. No one's going to be able to survive without a mobile product.
 
2012-09-12 09:27:21 AM  
I've always thought that the omission of a search feature was intentional. Several times I've wanted to revisit an old New Feed item that I remembered from someone's page, but the only way to do it was to manually scroll all the way back. But I figured that Facebook doesn't WANT to be used as an archive for past events, but rather a current, stream-of-consciousness medium for what's happening right now.

So it will be interesting to see how the search feature changes this.
 
2012-09-12 09:27:22 AM  

logic523: Followed closely by "facebook".

/Then "sex"
//and what's this lemonparty thing I keep hearing about?


No, followed closely by "deleting Facebook".
 
2012-09-12 09:28:01 AM  
Basically this will just be used to make it easier for guys to search for their female friends' summer photo albums.
 
2012-09-12 09:28:39 AM  
I think I'll just sign up for the facebook chip implant right now. Start getting pop-up adds in my brain. Might as well get it before it becomes manditory right?
 
2012-09-12 09:30:43 AM  
I love watching fails this big.
 
2012-09-12 09:31:35 AM  
Facebook is only useful for downloading a better Google.

/Tubes.
 
2012-09-12 09:36:38 AM  
Nice. It will be the Search function of choice for people too lazy or stupid to move the mouse pointer a few centimeters up, to the search box built into the browser itself.

Next up: anticipatory search results when Facebook decides you're done looking at something and decides to go searching for what it thinks you want, with reliable facepalm-generation performance of 1.2 billion FP/sec.

C'mon, Facebook, how many awful business decisions can you make and still not flame out? Let's find out!
 
2012-09-12 09:39:43 AM  
I'll bet a thousand bucks that this will be a bing search, screwed up, shiatty, and not working well for at least a year. After which people realize facebook is then monitoring every thing they do and unlike google, selling it to every 3rd party that exists.
 
2012-09-12 09:40:34 AM  
FB search phrase: "cat chicago steamer meth my little pony"
 
2012-09-12 09:52:57 AM  

Expolaris: FTFA:

"Search engines are really evolving toward giving you a set of answers," Zuckerberg said. "It's not just like 'I'll type in something and show me some relevant stuff.' It's, 'I have a specific question, answer this question for me.' When you look at it from that perspective, Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer the questions people have: 'What sushi restaurants have my friends gone to in New York in the past six months and liked?' 'Which of my friends and friends of friends work at this company I'm interested in ... so I can talk to them about what it's like to work there?'

But i DO type stuff in to google and want to see relevant stuff. Sometimes i don't really know what i'm looking for and need to peruse through a few pages to grasp a topic. I don't really want a search engine that searches my friends opinions - i could just ask them for it, they could have accidentally drunkenly clicked like on some shiatty page 7 months ago and now it's being fed to me as my buddy's opinion.


Has my high school crush become easy?

Was Obama born in Kenya?

/I'm torn on the usefulness of mining Facebook posts for answers.
 
2012-09-12 09:53:15 AM  
www.wired.com 

"Wanna see a magic trick? I'ma make this microphone disappear!"

*deepthroats*
 
2012-09-12 09:54:08 AM  
Most searched term: "How to remove my facebook account"
 
2012-09-12 09:56:03 AM  

JackieRabbit: FB search phrase: "cat chicago steamer meth my little pony"


the google results for this are unfortunately way more SFW that I thought they'd be.
 
2012-09-12 09:58:35 AM  

stonicus: Most searched term: "How to remove my facebook account"


See what your friends are searching for with Facebook Search:

Patrick searched for "hairy gilf" and "how do i unlike mit romney."
 
2012-09-12 10:05:19 AM  

UsikFark: stonicus: Most searched term: "How to remove my facebook account"

See what your friends are searching for with Facebook Search:

Patrick searched for "hairy gilf" and "how do i unlike mit romney."


read that as, "How do I untie my monkey"

/UsikFark, I guess I am.
 
2012-09-12 10:06:01 AM  
It's not going to be the search, or some other stupid app that does in facebook. It'll be all the damn ads they have. If you access it on your mobile phone, it has ads after every 3-4 posts. Plus, it seems to stop the scroll function on at least my phone so I can see the ads. And if you don't scroll through them *just right* you end up liking that advertisers page.

Since fb went public and those dumb ads popped up, I've "liked" the pages of companies I couldn't care less about. No, fb, I did not, nor do I, like samsungs new cell phone. I also do not like walmart.
 
2012-09-12 10:07:56 AM  

itsfullofstars: This will be like any other facebook feature. Poorly designed, horribly implemented, rolled out in a disruptive manner. and not a single fark given by the company.

Remember, Facebook knows what you want and need, not you, them.


I thought that was Apple's main idea for doing business, not give the people what they want but convince them you absolutely need their product. Not bashing Apple products but I think they had a good business model.
 
2012-09-12 10:17:35 AM  
Yeah... he just wants to help people. The info he can harvest from search histories probably never even entered his mind.
 
2012-09-12 10:18:56 AM  

farkingatwork: I'll bet a thousand bucks that this will be a bing search, screwed up, shiatty, and not working well

And that's different from directly using bing ... how, exactly?
 
2012-09-12 10:23:19 AM  
Google is ready to be knocked off as "King of search" anyway. There is no longer such a thing as an objective search result if you use any of Google's services - gmail, adwords, adsense, etc etc. They give you a set of search results tailored to you, based on what they think you want to see, not based on any objective standard.

I for one do not want this - I want to see an objective set of search results. There's the simple stuff (telling a friend to search for "X" and telling them it's the third search result, which they may not even see) to something like searching for a song.

For example, last night I was looking for a song (Tom Paxton's "The Bravest", about 9/11) and I had only heard it once so I put in the portion of the lyrics I remembered (5 words, fairly unique phrase including the word boots and +lyrics). What did I get? LOTS AND LOTS of web pages about boots. Nothing related to music. I did the same thing in Bing (and it feels unholy to endorse Bing) and the first result was what I wanted.
 
2012-09-12 10:31:54 AM  

farkingatwork: unlike google, selling it to every 3rd party that exists


You're cute and naive, like my 3-year-old kid.
 
2012-09-12 10:33:04 AM  

Sharksfan: I for one do not want this - I want to see an objective set of search results.


Startpage.com

Lets you use google anonymously. Also doesn't record your search history or IP.

Especially handy if you want to google something like "how to dispose of body", and would prefer to not have it come back to haunt you in court. Not that i would know about that. Just speaking completely hypothetically. *shifty eyes*
 
2012-09-12 10:41:06 AM  
How is that email thing going facebook?
 
2012-09-12 10:47:16 AM  

cynicalMFer: farkingatwork: I'll bet a thousand bucks that this will be a bing search, screwed up, shiatty, and not working well
And that's different from directly using bing ... how, exactly?


who said it was different? That's the same as before, essentially.
 
2012-09-12 10:48:10 AM  

Ordinary Genius: It's not going to be the search, or some other stupid app that does in facebook. It'll be all the damn ads they have. If you access it on your mobile phone, it has ads after every 3-4 posts. Plus, it seems to stop the scroll function on at least my phone so I can see the ads. And if you don't scroll through them *just right* you end up liking that advertisers page.

Since fb went public and those dumb ads popped up, I've "liked" the pages of companies I couldn't care less about. No, fb, I did not, nor do I, like samsungs new cell phone. I also do not like walmart.


I've actually noticed that recently. Are people "liking" these things by mistake or is it automatic? Is there a way to tell if I'm "liking" something against my will?
/legitimate "like" rape!
 
2012-09-12 10:51:16 AM  
Came for Jen.
 
2012-09-12 11:02:55 AM  

MagSeven: Ordinary Genius: It's not going to be the search, or some other stupid app that does in facebook. It'll be all the damn ads they have. If you access it on your mobile phone, it has ads after every 3-4 posts. Plus, it seems to stop the scroll function on at least my phone so I can see the ads. And if you don't scroll through them *just right* you end up liking that advertisers page.

Since fb went public and those dumb ads popped up, I've "liked" the pages of companies I couldn't care less about. No, fb, I did not, nor do I, like samsungs new cell phone. I also do not like walmart.

I've actually noticed that recently. Are people "liking" these things by mistake or is it automatic? Is there a way to tell if I'm "liking" something against my will?
/legitimate "like" rape!


I don't know if it is involuntary for most pages or not, but I know I did like the legitimate rape page. Because, hey if it's legitimate, it's ok. Rape.
 
2012-09-12 11:08:27 AM  
"Search engines are really evolving toward giving you a set of answers," Zuckerberg said. "It's not just like 'I'll type in something and show me some relevant stuff.' It's, 'I have a specific question, answer this question for me.'

media.rhizome.org
 
2012-09-12 11:14:27 AM  
God is Facebook still around?

/stupid sheeple
 
2012-09-12 11:19:54 AM  
Yeah? Well Facebook keeps thinking I might like WalMart. Several times a week. For months on end.

Facebook doesn't know shiat.
 
2012-09-12 11:35:32 AM  
No. Don't do that, facebook, at least not until you can make a decent people search.

Even farking MySpace has a far superior people search than facebook.
 
2012-09-12 11:38:07 AM  
"Search engines are really evolving toward giving you a set of answers," Zuckerberg said. "It's not just like 'I'll type in something and show me some relevant stuff.' It's, 'I have a specific question, answer this question for me.'

I for one would like to see a search engine that's more specific to what I type in rather than showing results that have little to nothing to do with what I search for. It annoys me when I search for a particular item and many of the results are for parts to said item. If I wanted parts, I would specifically search for parts, not the whole item
 
2012-09-12 12:01:00 PM  
Another Fark Facebook thread where the hipsters fall over each other to brag about how they don't use a website. High five!
 
2012-09-12 09:25:29 PM  
I think this is a good idea for facebook. If they're going to try to stick to the free-use social networking they need to think of ways to increase revenue without bogging down their network. Most facebook users are already on the website multiple times a day, they need to turn facebook into a combination Google / Amazon / Facebook. You go to facebook, primarily to check you're social network, but from their you do your internet searchs, and online shopping. They already have all the members, now they just have to sell them stuff they need.
 
2012-09-13 10:09:12 AM  

hobbes0022: I think this is a good idea for facebook. If they're going to try to stick to the free-use social networking they need to think of ways to increase revenue without bogging down their network. Most facebook users are already on the website multiple times a day, they need to turn facebook into a combination Google / Amazon / Facebook. You go to facebook, primarily to check you're social network, but from their you do your internet searchs, and online shopping. They already have all the members, now they just have to sell them stuff they need.


As soon as they get too bogged down with all of that jibber jabber, something simpler will come out, take off and usurp them. I have very little faith in it being Google +. Even moderate, "non savvy to the internet" users are starting to notice how intrusive and borderline creepy FB is becoming. If FB wants to last, their next step should be a step back.
 
2012-09-13 10:33:13 PM  

MagSeven: hobbes0022: I think this is a good idea for facebook. If they're going to try to stick to the free-use social networking they need to think of ways to increase revenue without bogging down their network. Most facebook users are already on the website multiple times a day, they need to turn facebook into a combination Google / Amazon / Facebook. You go to facebook, primarily to check you're social network, but from their you do your internet searchs, and online shopping. They already have all the members, now they just have to sell them stuff they need.

As soon as they get too bogged down with all of that jibber jabber, something simpler will come out, take off and usurp them. I have very little faith in it being Google +. Even moderate, "non savvy to the internet" users are starting to notice how intrusive and borderline creepy FB is becoming. If FB wants to last, their next step should be a step back.


I'm saying, they need to take a step back in their social network, get rid of all the advertising, and move that too the Facebook Search, and Facebook Marketplace. Ads are not as annoying in these other areas.

Really, I think they should just turn it to a pay service and remove all the advertising.
 
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