Yesterday, Facebook shook up the search world with their announcement of an improved search functionality - Graph Search. Identified as one of the three core pillars for Facebook moving forward, the long term impact of Graph Search remains to be seen as it relates to Google and adoption. However, an immediate impact resulted in an even deeper integration between Facebook and Bing Search.
Changes to Facebook Web Search
Moving forward, when you do a web search on Facebook, the search results page will feature a two-column layout with Bing-powered web results appearing on the left-hand side, overlaid with social information from Facebook including how many people “like” a given result. On the right hand side, you will see content from Facebook Pages and apps that are related to your search.
While in the past, you could ‘search the web’ on Facebook.com and see Bing results, this is a better experience, with deeper social integration and an improved layout.
New Facebook Web Search
Old Facebook Web Search
For more details, see article: http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2013/01/15/sof.aspx
Also, you can get on the waitlist for Graph Search here: http://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch
What do you think of Facebook’s new Web Search?