Q: Any consideration of working with Google?
And there is silence... laughter....
Zuckerberg said Google wasn't willing to do what Facebook wanted in terms of privacy concerns.
Q: Any plans to couple voice search with Graph Search?
A: Nope, not right now, says Zuckerberg.
Stock's been heading south all throughout. No phone, no more stock bump.
Q: What would you like Google to do regarding privacy?
Zuckerberg: When people share on Facebook, we want to give them the ability to take content down after they share, for example. That takes a lot of commitment from our partner. And Microsoft was willing in a way that Google was not.
"That's where the discussion fell apart last time we talked about it" with Google.
Q: Have you tested Social Graph with people outside of Facebook?
The hope is that now that search exists, people will fill out more information. (Seems like a hard argument. This whole system requires people to share a lot about everything).
Q: Question about places
A: We order them based on who has 'Liked" them and checkins and all of that is fed into an algorithm.
Zuckerberg: We recently started asking people to checkin and rate places. By doing that, we're enabling a mass amount of people to discover great restaurants.
"There are so many people on Facebook that you can get good signals very quickly," says Zuckerberg.
Q: Will Instagram be involved?
Zuckerberg: That should be on the list of the things that one day we will get to.
It's really early, it's not that we've forgot. It takes years and years and is really hard.
And now back to comments.
Thanks very much for watching. In sum, this is a bold effort as Facebook steps into search through what it's calling Graph Search, focusing on ways to parse information about photos, places, interest, things.
Clearly there's a long way to go w/ all this -- but this is a smart direction for Facebook that CNET has been writing about for a while.
The big challenge is how much people will share and be comfortable. But i think this is the way the search world is going and despite all the talk about how both web search and social search can coexist, i think Google must be nervous.
It's time to mingle and head out. Thanks again, gang. Thanks for watching. Paul