At 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Facebook will be holding an event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. to discuss “what we’re building,” according to an invitation sent out last week. Our esteemed founder Om Malik will be live-blogging the event here.
Expectations for the event range from a new vision of search on Facebook’s terms to the mythical Facebook phone. Om will be laying down as only he can here starting at 10 a.m.
Update: Facebook announced a new search product called Graph Search, which Eliza Kern detailed here. We’ll have more to come later, thanks for hanging out with us this morning.
11 thoughts on “Live blog: Facebook's "what we're building" event”
Breaking! This just in! Facebook’s big announcement is that they are dumping Edgerank and all Page posts will reach all fans and we won’t need to pay to promote them anymore.
This is good news for community managers.
Om – you realize this is just a rip-off of what Bing has already shipped, right?
Love your comments, Om. It’s better than being there live!
As someone that never used FB i find it hilarious that they didn’t had such a basic search already.if you can’t search the local content what’s the point of having it. And they didn’t had the data indexed ,what the hell have they been doing?
The Bing integration might matter more but i’ll have to see how that works and Bing search is still pretty poor.
Is the 80’s calling.
Did they just announce a Structured Query Language, for existing data, at a Press Conference.
I just posted the following comment on a blog post (actually inside FB) Brian Solis did on Google’s search study from several months ago:
>> My “gut feeling” is that this will fragment search — on small screens, people will be more likely to become impatient with what information scientists used to call “false drops” (but which people today might refer to as spam results, or bogus self-promotion — e.g. blogspot.com or youtube videos showing up even if they’re not relevant to the query). Slowly but surely, people will not only want to find out what’s a-twitter, but also to do a quick real estate search on realtor.com , homes.com or some specific site like that (so they don’t have spend their short bits of time separating the wheat from the chaff ) <<
Real location is important for mobile. As people have been saying for a decade, but the apps haven’t been good enough.
I’ll be interested in what this offers devs. That’s the key to their success.
Your live blog had given me an idea about how facebook is going to end up giving a social pakage all together…zuck had always hired good skilled people from different big web builders …so let’s cross our fingers and hope to get a structured Facebook for good
Seems to have been anon-event. Another waste of time.
Probably too late now.