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yes I do believe Graph Search matters, Simon Salt http://bit.ly/WwleSE
"So who is Graph Search for? It is for those inside Social Media. That is the problem, Facebook, Google et al producing products for people who are in the industry, not the average users. Facebook and other tech companies have, in recent years, fallen into the habit of solving problems no one has. Facebook Graph Search is yet another example of that...But for the average Facebook user, those with that magic number of 130 connections or less, they could care less. Even the geekiest of them."
Now normally there's not much that Simon Salt of IncSlingers opines upon that I disagree with (too much). However, this is one of those rare occasions. Why? Cuz I'm no Social Media "insider" and I have a problem. I think that Google search - no matter how the national-secret that is their magic algorithm has been improved - often sucks.
So why does this matter?
For example, I often blog on Fashiontribes about shopping picks built around a trend or theme (owls & cowls! postmodern panache! geekery & chic'ery!) as we Fashion Editors do love to do. When I'm pulling the post together, I like to include a mix of the mass-marketed stuff (which are a cinch to Google) and balance it with goodies from smaller, indie designers & style insiders. Although I will Google these to a certain degree, I get much better results from raiding my extensive mental file cabinet which is filled to overflowing with choice, offbeat places to find fresh picks.
But now, with FB Graph Search, I'll have my tastemaking friends & "friends" as a rich new treasure trove of resources & names-to-know. And the one thing about my online rolodex - from Twitter to LinkedIn to Pinterest to FB - is that I "know" (and some I actually do know) a ton of really interesting folk with great taste. So if this Graph Search allows me to virtually pick their brains in the name of fabu content, I say bring it.