Facebook expands Graph Search to statuses and posts

Gigaom

While Facebook (s fb) has worked very hard to perfect real-time news for friends in the Newsfeed and big-picture past events in the Timeline, granular details of past activity on the social media site are very difficult to pick out. Trying to find a specific status message or wall post can involve endless scrolling chronologically through the timeline — not necessarily the most efficient of methods.

But the social media giant has finally solved that today, announcing an expansion of Graph Search to include posts and status updates.

Facebook’s Graph Search debuted to a limited number of users in January, but only rolled out to all English-speaking U.S. customers in July. The current system relies on a proprietary algorithm that allows users to search for people and topics directly from their search bar, like “People who went to Yale University.” Results are not only based on information given…

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