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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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Someone should write a book about it…

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

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So...

It looks fairly noddy then.

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Whatever you might think of Facebook

It is technically very impressive.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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