Facebook Adds Public Posts To Search, Frequent Updates May Be Coming
Facebook has announced some incremental search improvements and a new “channel” for its newsroom that will provide updates on the evolution of search at Facebook. This suggests to me that we’ll be seeing more “search activity” going forward.
In a blog announcing the improvements, Tom Stocky, Facebook’s VP of Search, said that the company sees “over 1.5 billion searches per day and over 2 trillion posts in our index.”
About the latter item, Facebook said, “When a link gets shared widely on Facebook, it often anchors an interesting public conversation. Now there’s a new way to quickly dive into that discussion. With one tap, you can find public posts about a link, see popular quotes and phrases mentioned in these posts, and check out an aggregate overview of sentiment.”
These updates are going to be first available in (US) English for iOS, Android and the PC. It’s mostly about mobile, however, which drives 87 percent of daily active usage and 76 percent of ad revenue.