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Facebook Introduces "Graph Search" to Search Facebook Connections, Data

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Facebook announced a new search engine called "Graph Search" at a much-anticipated press event at its Menlo Park headquarters this morning.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the search engine would leverage Facebook's one billion members' 240 billion photos, and 1 trillion interpersonal connections. Zuckerberg said Graph Search is designed to handle more precise queries than general web search, like "Who are my friends who live in San Francisco, my friends who live in Palo Alto, California and like Game of Thrones, and Mexican restaurants in Palo Alto, CA my friends have been to, and friends who like Star Wars and Harry Potter?" As results come back, users can refine results using a control panel on the right side of the screen.