Facebook hired two former Google employees to create “Graph Search”
January 18, 2013
The new Facebook internal search, the “Graph Search”, a service that is based on the information users share everyday in the world’s largest social network, has been created by former Google employees.
Mark Zuckerberg said on the day of its release that although the system is supported by the Microsoft search engine, Bing, he would have loved to work with Google. The truth is that Zuckerberg did not need to look for Google because it has for more than two years working on this product with two former employees of this giant, Lars Rasmussen and Tom Stocky Eilstrup.
Rasmussen, a Dane raised in Australia, educated at the University of Berkeley and began working at Google in 2004, according to his Facebook profile, was a team member of Google technology. He was co-author of Google Maps, a position he held until 2007 and in 2008 undertook the project not as successful Google Wave, a kind of social network to share documents that failed. In his biography notes about this project that “at least I tried.” In 2010 let the search engine and Facebook tab for the post of Director of Engineering.
Stocky, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he served as product manager at Google from 2005-2011, according to his profile on Facebook. Among some of the products that he has been in charge are Google Reader (RSS Google), engine applications, and custom searches. He joined Google in 2011 and in July for Facebook with the same charge. Before being with the form “Graph Search” was responsible for the “News Feed” (news) that appear in the “timeline” of a user.