Internet Marketing

Will the Future of Facebook Depend on Search?

  • Renee Reply

    We've talked a lot about what would happen if Facebook could become a more powerful search tool, most recently after the recent addition of the Nearby feature. This NY Times piece examines how Facebook is in a great position to give Google some competition. And, how its future may depend on search.

    "If you’re looking for, say, a movie to watch next weekend, Google can provide long lists of movie reviews from strangers. Facebook, though, could theoretically tell you what movies your friends liked — and what, by extension, you may be predisposed to like. That kind of service would delight advertisers — and, by extension, Wall Street."

    New York Times:

    Fortunes of Facebook May Hinge on Searches

    01/15/13 at 11:46 AM (4779)
  • Chad Reply

    Big press conference today. Could be search?

    01/15/13 at 12:39 PM (4780)
  • Matt Reply

    I pulled this bit of speculation from a news site

    (CNN) – Facebook is generating a lot of buzz with a mysterious press event set for Tuesday.

    The social media giant has invited the news media to its headquarters to "come and see what we're building."

    The company is apparently ripping a page out of Steve Jobs' hype machine owners manual.

    There's no shortage of theories on what Facebook will announce.

    Much of the speculation is latching onto the long-rumored Facebook smartphone or tablet.

    But CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a magazine in September a phone is "clearly" the wrong strategy for Facebook.

    originally from:
    http://www.fox19.com/story/20591107/facebook-to-hold-mysterious-press-conference

    01/15/13 at 01:15 PM (4781)
  • Renee Reply

    Facebook phone? New timeline? Heading to the Twitter now to check out the latest, now that the press conference has begun.

    01/15/13 at 01:27 PM (4783)
  • Renee Reply

    BTW: My favorite tweet before the press conference --


    HAL 9000 ?@HAL9000_

    Why does #Facebook need reporters to come to a room to make an announcement? Don't they understand how their own website works?

    Retweeted 101 times

    01/15/13 at 01:28 PM (4784)
  • Renee Reply

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand....... the winner is: SEARCH!

    "This morning, Facebook gathered a handful of press at its Menlo Park campus to announce it’s finally rolling out a functional search tool."


    VentureBeat:

    Live at Facebook: Graph Search is coming

    01/15/13 at 01:34 PM (4786)
  • Matt Reply

    [quote]Renee said: BTW: My favorite tweet before the press conference --

    HAL 9000 ?@HAL9000_
    Why does #Facebook need reporters to come to a room to make an announcement? Don't they understand how their own website works?
    Retweeted 101 times

    [/quote]

    Hal 9000 makes a valid point.

    01/15/13 at 01:35 PM (4787)
  • Josh Reply

    [quote]Renee said: BTW: My favorite tweet before the press conference --

    HAL 9000 ?@HAL9000_
    Why does #Facebook need reporters to come to a room to make an announcement? Don't they understand how their own website works?
    Retweeted 101 times

    [/quote]


    Lol that's good stuff. I'm intrigued to see how this new "smarter search engine" performs.

    01/15/13 at 03:13 PM (4790)
  • Nick Reply

    [quote]Renee said: BTW: My favorite tweet before the press conference --

    HAL 9000 ?@HAL9000_
    Why does #Facebook need reporters to come to a room to make an announcement? Don't they understand how their own website works?
    Retweeted 101 times

    [/quote]
    Hahaha! They could've just put the annoucement on a picture of Grumpy Cat and asked George Takei to post it.

    01/15/13 at 04:51 PM (4791)