Mark Zuckerberg said that his team from Facebook is developing a search engine. “Facebook is pretty well placed to respond to people’s questions. At some point, we will. We have a question that is working on it, “said Mark Zuckerberg. For him, the traditional search engines return too many results that do not necessarily respond to questions. “The search engines really need to evolve a set of answers:” I have a specific question, answer this question for me. “‘
If the CEO of the social network has confirmed that the Facebook Phone is planned in the immediate future, he underlined that Facebook platform is working on its “research”. “We currently have one billion requests per day, while we do not even try,” he said. Underlying message: imagine the potential if we really tried.
Interactions between users of the social network could thus be utilized to enhance the relevance of research. To some extent, this approach is reminiscent of that Google, with its +1 button and Google+, is already looking to refine searches through community recommendations. Question is whether Facebook will build its relationship with Microsoft and Bing to engage in research.