Facebook’s new search feature now allows users to search for a lot more than friends. Searches can reportedly include ALL of Facebook’s two trillion posts – as they happen.
“Facebook’s search team is now turning that firehose of human interaction, which already generates 1.5 billion daily searches, into a vast repository of discussion, searchable by anyone.” (The Verge)
Is this search tool as powerful as it sounds? That remains to be seen, yet we know that vast new troves of data are valuable to socionomists. In 2011, researchers Johan Bollen and Huina Mao found that collective sentiment on Twitter offered advance warning of moves in the stock market.
If you look closely, you can see patterns in social mood that help you predict social trends. Learn more with the Socionomics Premier Membership.