Facebook adds universal search in bid to become destination for breaking news

Facebook adds universal search in bid to become destination for breaking news

Facebook on Thursday announced a couple of important tweaks to its search algorithm that’ll leverage the social networks more than two trillion posts.

Facebook VP of Search Tom Stocky highlights the fact that when something happens in the world, many turn to Facebook to gauge the reaction of friends and family. Starting today, the social network is updating search through an initiative called Search FYI that’ll expand its reach to all public posts on Facebook.

What this essentially means is that when something happens in the world, you’ll be more likely to find first-person accounts and opinions from those that may be directly involved in the event despite the fact that you aren’t friends with them.

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