Facebook Announces Facebook Graph Search – a New Completely Invasive Way to Stalk and Spy on Your Facebook Friends and Family

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Facebook has just announced their big Facebook news: Facebook search. Or, more properly, Facebook Graph Search. So just what is Facebook Graph Search? Facebook suggests that it is a great new way for people to search for information on Facebook, and for people to find your business through your Facebook business page. We call it a great new way to spy on your friends and family, to stalk people, and to further invade their privacy. And, to have your own privacy invaded.

Basically, now your friends, or friends of friends, or, who knows who all, given how fast and loose Facebook plays with jiggering its users’ privacy setting, can search anything you have ever put in your timeline. Wow.

Facebook explains it this way:

“Every day people use Facebook and discover things from their friends and the businesses and brands they’re connected to. Whether it’s seeing a movie recommendation from a friend in their News Feed, finding out about a great sale from their favorite store’s Page, or checking out a new game a friend just played, people are getting relevant information through the social graph.

But beyond discovering things in News Feed, people on Facebook are also seeking out information via Facebook Pages: in fact, every day over 150 million people visit Pages, not just via their News Feeds.

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Today we’re starting a limited beta release of Graph Search, enabling people to find information through the filter of their friends. The limited beta of Graph Search is available only to people who use Facebook in US English. The rollout will be gradual, starting with a very small number of users.

With Graph Search, people can search the social graph by looking for things like “sushi restaurants that my friends have been to in Los Angeles,” “hotels near the Eiffel Tower,” or “TV shows my friends like.”

Now check out some actual searches that will work in the new Facebook Graph Search:


It doesn’t take long to figure out that you can also do a search like “Any man that my wife has mentioned,” or “restaurants that my boyfriend has been to” or “photos of my employee during {period of time they claimed to be out sick}.


Holy stalking, Facebook!

So, if you don’t want friends of friends of friends of friends, or spouses, or employees, or your parents, spying on you, it’s time to either completely sanitize what you post to Facebook, or to stop posting to Facebook altogether.

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