'Too Many Cooks' Reminds Us That Facebook Is Really Slow At Rolling Out Graph Search Features

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A lot of people are talking about "Too Many Cooks". Maybe you've heard. It's been trending on Twitter all weekend and throughout Monday.

If you're on Twitter, you can easily see what people are saying about it, from people you follow and celebrities to the common folk of the Twitterverse. A lot has been said, and some fun content is being created around it.

I'm sure there will be plenty more, but Twitter is going to continue to be a lot better place to search for what people are saying and sharing about Too Many Cooks than Facebook, because Facebook still hasn't rolled out Graph Search for posts, despite having announced it in September of last year.

While they said it would be a slow roll-out, this is ridiculous. With Graph Search, you should be able to search for "posts about Too Many Cooks" or "Posts about Too Many Cooks by my friends" or things of that nature.

Unfortunately, for most users, they still get something like this when they try such a query:

Facebook is notorious for announcing product updates, and taking FOREVER to roll them out, if they do at all. In the case of Graph Search, one would think it would be a higher priority at the company considering it's another ideal place to put ads.

The company may not want to spoil the broth around privacy concerns, as the feature will potentially surface a lot of content that would otherwise be buried. It did say it would be taking feedback from the small amount of users it gave it to at the beginning. Unfortunately, we can only speculate as to what Facebook is doing with it.

In August, Facebook was found to be letting more people search posts from mobile devices, "testing" a feature it announced nearly a year prior.

Too Many Cooks is a perfect example of when people want to know what their friends are saying about it, and the fact that I can't do this on Facebook right now is just a reminder that Facebook is really just lagging on this. It also implies that it could be a pretty huge feature once available.

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Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.