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Yahoo’s Social Graph Search

June 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Dan Farber writes:

[Yahoo’s] Speiser described search and social networks as dealing with two different problems. Search is more like the index of a book, with keywords with pages references. A social networks, like Facebook, is like a table of contents, and more about discovery and easier navigation.

We know who is winning on the search front today, and if Google were to acquire Facebook, we know who would be one of the leading table of contents, at least in terms of user profiles and relationship connections, in this second (Web 2.0) round of the battle.

We can be a giant table of contents for the Web, Speiser contended. We intend to be one of the players providing a social graph.

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