Tom is back: People, places, photos, interests.
He's addressing privacy, knowing full well this could be an issue.
At upper right, there are privacy shortcuts. 1) Who can see my stuff? It lets you see which photos have been uploaded of you, or ones you've been tagged in., or photos hidden from your Timeline.
He's showing you can easily -- as in, by checking a box -- untag a photo or remove it entirely.
He says this is a touch of the privacy tools we have.
Zuckerberg is back on stage. "this is one of the coolest things we've done in a while." He emphasizes how early it is. Calls it a beta product.
Even so, Graph Search is a completely new way to get information on Facebook.
He's talking about privacy concerns -- and tool that let you know what's happening before everyone in the world has Graph Search.
He shows a screen shot of the tool.
He mentions that when you can't find what you're looking for, Facebook has a partnership with Bing. So it's better to have Web search results when Graph Search isn't enough. For instance, when you search "weather in Menlo Park."
With Graph Search, you get a powerful tool and a world class search engine at the same time. People won't come here to do Web searches all the time -- that's not the intent -- but if they need to, they can use Bing. .
Graph Search is a big project and will take years and years to mature. In the future, we want to get to mobile. The only reason we didn't do mobile first is that our mobile engineers have been working on apps.
Decided English was a logical place to search. Eventually, we will add all and get to Open Graph
Facebook will start a limited beta today and start rolling it out very slowly.
Because it needs to start getting data to see how people use the data.
Before the Q&A starts, Zuck is showing a quick video about Graph Search.
This is a classic feel-good video that shows uses for Graph Search. It's showing searching of photos right now.
Zuck: This is a big tech problem and a big social problem. The kind we love at FB. It's really different from anything that's out there.
Q: Privacy -- is there anything now that you couldn't find on FB before.
A: Zuckerberg: privacy will be the big question people have.
Tom: We've tried to explain it really clearly, and we will have to keep explaining.
Zuckerberg says nothing is visible now that wasn't before.
I guess we'll see about that. We have heard these promises before.
Q: Will there be an API? (That is, a way to develop apps that use Graph Search.)
Zuckerberg: We'd love to have one, but we have years and years of work ahead of us. For now, it's focused on people, places, photos and interests.
Zuckerberg: For now, we're focused on user experience. He adds that Facebook has had sponsored search results for a while. That extends nicely for this, but it hasn't added anything new for this.
Rollout, says Zuck, is in order of hundreds of thousands today. So very small.
Q: When mobile?
Zuckerberg: The quicker we get this to a good state, the sooner we'll get it to mobile. But we don't know when yet.
Q: How do you know this is what people want?
Zuckerberg: We try to look at use cases. People actually have been asking for a long time to find friends who like things, places, etc.
Zuckerberg says he's pretty confident from the feedback he's gotten that people will want this.
Zuckerberg praises Facebook's relationship with Microsoft and says Web search and Graph Search complement each other.
Says he's been working with the team for months to work this out.