31 Jul '12, 8pm

Facebook Working on Better Search, But Won’t Rival Google, Engineer Confirms

Facebook Working on Better Search, But Won’t Rival Google, Engineer Confirms

Facebook is working to improve internal search for the social network. Also, don’t expect Facebook to become a direct web search competitor to Google any time soon. That’s the official word from Facebook engineer and former Googler Lars Rasmussen, who was recently interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald . Rasmussen admitted Facebook search “could be a lot better”, but unfortunately, the interview was light on details about what we can expect in the way of new features. Facebook has already made some minor changes to its search functionality in recent weeks, such as adding the words “search for people, places and things” to its search box. Rasmussen also said it doesn’t make sense “at this stage” for Facebook to do web search, as “Google does that so well.” Facebook is a partner with Google’s biggest rival, Bing, to handle web searches. Inside Facebook also reported on a n...

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