Graph Search Ups the Stalker Ante
Remember when Facebook was cool? Maybe I am dating myself, but when Facebook expanded to all University students in 2004, it was the coolest thing to ever happen. Now, it is available to everyone and honestly so lame to share your private experiences and thoughts with your closest friends of 1,236. Now, Facebook has officially rolled out it’s super hyped graph search.
How to use Graph Search:
- Search for friends or ask a question
- Use simple phrases to explore connections
- Start stalking away
This new feature allows a person to put together queries just like if you were on a major search engine.
You could ask anything such as “Friends who went to University of Tennessee” or “Photos of friends that like Radiohead” and it brings up all the information that you and your friends have shared.
How Facebook introduces Graph Search
I say when I first started my almost ten year affair with Facebook, that it was all about finding friends with similar interests, but now it is all about curiosity and finding out discreetly what your friends are or have been up to. Also known as, stalking. Marketers say finding out about other people’s interest on Facebook can even help you make buying decisions at times. But I think it mainly helps you just snoop to see what other people think is cool.
Either way, I won’t stop using Facebook, my friends won’t stop using Facebook and we definitely know companies aren’t going to stop using our easily accessed demographic information. At least for now…