Facebook planning to create a new search engine

Facebook, the world most famous social networking gaint is reportedly planning to create a new search engine which would help the users to navigate on the website better.

Bloomberg Businessweek, a famous US based weekly business magazine report said the firm has deployed 2 dozen Facebook engineers onto the ambitious project, which aims to improve the search engine currently available on the social network.

According to the report, the project is led by former Google engineer Lars Rasmussen.

The Bloomberg magazine’s unnamed sources said that the project is “to help users better sift through the volume of content that members create on the site, such as status updates, and the articles, videos, and other information across the Web that people “like” using Facebook’s omnipresent thumbs-up button”.

According to the Telegraph, Facebook has done very little to improve its search engine, which currently lets people find other users, brands, status updates and some wider web results, through a long-time partnership with Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.

It has yet to properly focus its attention on the small search engine box situated at the top of each users page on facebook.

Meanwhile, Facebook has declined to comment on the matter.