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Facebook has revealed a little more detail about how it built Graph Search, the feature it took live a couple of weeks back to enable better searching of the billion posts it now collects each day. The reveal came in a blog post, as is the fashion at this time, that explains building better search across posts is hard because …

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  1. corestore

    Someone should write a book about it…

    "The Mythical Man-Month" might be a good title...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So...

    It looks fairly noddy then.

  3. Bonce

    Whatever you might think of Facebook

    It is technically very impressive.

    1. Nate Amsden

      Re: Whatever you might think of Facebook

      in what way?

      This just shows when facebook has a problem they throw hardware at it, like most any other organization.

  4. Graham 24

    Skilled tecnical staff, not managers

    >>> Plenty of lesser projects take more time and more people, suggesting the most interesting thing IT pros and their managers can learn from Graph Search might be how the project was managed

    Since a number of studies have shown productivity variations of a hundred-fold in programmer productivity, the success is much more likely to be down to the quality of the people doing the development rather than of those who are managing them.

    1. Piro Silver badge

      Re: Skilled tecnical staff, not managers

      Exactly. I don't know how much facebook pays their sysadmins, but I bet it's more than most places.

      Self motivated people with decent morale are just going to perform better and do the right thing.

      Who knows. Maybe facebook isn't a great place to work. But that's just an idea.

      Then again, I think it's all a waste of such talent and nice hardware. Bloody facebook.

  5. Google

    A waste of talent

    It's still bloody sad to see the world's most talented people recruited to work on sites ordering posts on what people had for breakfast and parsing sites (Google) just to show relevant ads.

    You'd think at least a better business model would have come out of it rather than just another sites relying on ads.

    1. bear_all
      Happy

      Re: A waste of talent

      It's a great business model, it's the model of making money.

      As soon as everyone doesn't care about money and more about improvement and self achievement the business model will change.

      1. rcorrect

        Re: A waste of talent

        As soon as everyone doesn't care about money and more about improvement and self achievement the business model will change.

        When Hell freezes over?

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