Facebook Emulating Twitter Search?

Social networking site, Facebook has announced via its blog that it has begun testing a new version of its search functionality. A small selection of users will be able to view realtime results showing mentions of their search query throughout the site.

Facebook search

One of the things that makes Twitter so engaging and useful is it’s search functionality supported by the use of hashtags. Events can be monitored by monitoring searches on specific keywords and Trends analysed.

Twitter search

The test is currently only open to a handful of people. Have you been included in the test? Let us know.

Below is an excerpt from the Facebook blog explaing how the search will work:

“Those of you in the test group will see new layouts for search results that will continue to include people’s profiles, Facebook Pages, groups and applications, and some entirely new Search features. With the test, you will be able to search your News Feed for the most recent status updates, photos, links, videos and notes being shared by your friends and the Facebook Pages of which you’re a fan. You will also be able to search for status updates, posted links and notes in Search from people who have chosen to make their profile and content available to everyone. As always, you can control what content you’re sharing by editing your privacy settings here.”

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