May 18, 2010

Openbook: A new way to search on Facebook

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John HaydonAn article on TechCrunch last week shared information about a new Facebook search engine called Openbook at youropenbook.org.

Apparently, two developers built the site to demonstration how public our Facebook information really is. Search gap filled?

In a perfect world, where everyone understood Facebook’s privacy settings and was OK with how Facebook used their public data, this would a very useful tool.

You know how to search blogs, and Twitter, and even forums. Openbook closes a gap in social conversations you’ve been looking to fill. You can now reach out to people who are talking about your nonprofit or organization and join them in conversation on Facebook.

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