Image by Google via CrunchBaseWhile I was reading this TechCrunch post about the father of Google Wave jumping ship to go join Facebook, I came across something I have wanted a long time. For a long time I have wanted every Facebook update of mine to have a unique URL that gets automatically fed to the search engines. My privacy settings on Facebook have been to Everyone from the outset.
Example: Facebook update: Am I smart?
Just like each tweet is its own entity, each Facebook update/post is its own entity. And I should be able to search my entire wall for a Facebook post/update from whenever. And I should be able to search a friend's wall similarly. Sometimes you want to go back to a post you remember from a long time ago. I want each of my photo albums and photos to similarly have unique, simple URLs. I like this format where you use my basic Facebook URL - facebook.com/paramendra - and then file type - post/album/photo - and then a number. That's it.
How long has this been going on? I asked for this at my blog months and months ago. The simple, unique URL is here, but that specific search box for the walls is not here yet. If I can access a friend's wall, why can't I search through that person's entire wall instead of having to click on that "older posts" link yet one more time?
Let me reveal a secret. My favorite thing about Facebook from day one has been the fonts it uses. The way they do it makes for such an aesthetically satisfying experience.
Image via CrunchBaseAnd now if I could only have a way to search through my entire wall, I would post on my Facebook wall more often, and I would share those URLs more often.
Maybe Facebook wants me to go over to Bing. I have never really used Bing. Should I? I use Google RealTime search to locate my old tweets. Where do I go to locate my old Facebook updates? Bing?
When I want to find my tweet where I talked about "zebra," I go to the Google RealTime page and do a search on "paramendra zebra." Works like a charm.
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