Facebook implemented its newest creation, Graph Search, on Monday (the concept itself was introduced in January). I tried it out today and it does seem pretty cool, but I can picture it as being a creepy tool. Seems like Facebook is always trying to create a means of making “Facebook creeping” more and more accessible.
The graph search can be so specific to its search queries, it really is quite perplexing. For instance, you can search “Friends who live in Vancouver, Canada”. Hold on…you can go further than that. Perhaps, “Friends who live in Vancouver, Canada who enjoy ice skating”. Wait, not done yet…how about “Friends who live in Vancouver, Canada who enjoy ice skating and like cats”.
This feature, in a way, can introduce you to people who have similar interests as you. You can look up Friends of Friends and even strangers who may have similar hobbies as you. Who knows? Maybe Facebook might even become a dating website in the future. This graph search can really expand someone’s connections and make their names much less anonymous on Facebook. But if you’re like me, and not entirely comfortable with that, then it’s time to tweak your privacy settings.
Nevertheless, let’s see how this all plays out.facebook, graph, search