Facebook to Build Google Rival

For a long time people have been speculating on whether Facebook will create a search engine to rival Google and Bing.  As the world’s largest social network, they have a wealth of personal information about people, information about who they know, what they like, what they believe, etc.  This is the type of information Google has been pursuing for what 3…4 failed social networks?  (Well, I guess Google+ isn’t really a failure…yet).

Playing Coy
Up until now, Facebook has always denied that they would create a search engine.  They were just going to do social networking. But that appears to be changing.  In a recent interview, Mark Zuckerberg (creator and CEO of Facebook), said,

“Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer the questions people have. At some point we’ll do it. We have a team working on it.”

Can They Do It?
It seems Google’s worst nightmare is fast approaching.  Then again, there’s a lot that goes into creating a successful search engine as dozens of failed search companies can attest.  The question is whether Facebook can do it right.

You can read more about Facebook’s plans for a search engine at:


What do you think?

  • Will Facebook be able to unseat Google as the top search provider?
  • Should Facebook even be meddling in the search business?

Kurt Steinbrueck is the Director of Marketing Services with OurChurch.Com. He also serves on the leadership of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. You can find him on Google+ as .

12 Responses to “Facebook to Build Google Rival”

  1. I think that they do have a lot of information, but they also have a lot of misinformation.

  2. 3dimensionallife Reply Oct 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Mark said, "“Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer the questions people have. At some point we’ll do it. We have a team working on it,”

    So the question is just when will we see it?

    I believe that we will probably see a "want" button, so companies can see how to position their marketing message.

  3. Thanks very much for the article,from which I can pick up a few tips

  4. Think it will take a lot more than what Facebook has to out do Google. But will be interesting to watch. Thanks

  5. Hey,

    I really like what you had to say and found the article to be very informative.

    Thanks – Renea

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  7. Great stuff, i am glad i ran across this blog as I actually learned soemthing new

  8. I'm going to share this one with my sister – thanks!

  9. I love using Facebook the most, as it helps me to have real-time conversation, share files, post text, images and videos, and see the activities of my friends as well. [link removed by admin]

  10. I´ve found this really useful. Thanks

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