The most popular Social networking site “Facebook”, is planning to create a new search engine to help user in better navigation through website.As per Bloomberg Businessweek report the firm has hired two-dozen Facebook engineers onto the ambitious project, which aims to improve the search engine currently available on the social network. The project would be taken care under the guidance of former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen.
The magazine’s unnamed sources said that the project is “to help users better sift through the volume of content that members create on the site, such as status updates, and the articles, videos, and other information across the Web that people “like” using Facebook’s omnipresent thumbs-up button”.
Launched on February 4, 2004 Facebook is the largest social networking website and as on February 2012, Facebook has more than 845 million active users. As per the Social Media Today, in April 2010 approximately 41.6% of the U.S. population had a Facebook account. People upload photographs, make new friends, join groups and many more. Facebook offers a number of applications and games which has also added to its popularity. Since it has so many users, who are a big responsibility to handle, as so many active users at one time may lead to slower operation. That’s why Facebook plans to launch a faster Search engine. This social networking site has won many awards such as placement into the “Top 100 Classic Websites” by PC Magazine in 2007, and winning the “People’s Voice Award” from the Webby Awards in 2008. In 2010, Facebook won the Crunchie “Best Overall Startup Or Product” for the third year in a row.