When you’re a Facebook user, it’s like you’re sharing your day-to-day life.Well, now Facebook is making sure others can easily find what you’re sharing. The social media platform has a a new feature up their sleeve…again. If you have been living in a cave (or just don’t follow up with social media news), Facebook czar Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature called Facebook Graph Search earlier this year that officially began rolling out last week. So I decided to do some investigating myself and see what it’s all about.
I typed “friends who like Dirty Dancing” into the graph search bar and it gave me a list of all of my Facebook friends who “like” the movie Dirty Dancing on Facebook. Okay, now let’s say that you are thinking about taking a trip somewhere (like Paris, France) and you are wondering which of your friends have been there. Type into the graph search bar “Photos of my friends taken in Paris, France,” and it gives you all of the photos that your Facebook friends took in Paris. Creepy, right? This feature is like a search engine but much more complex. You can look for anything from restaurants your friends dined at, to those who may have similar musical tastes as you.
So what is the point of this? To build connections. Facebook is attempting to connect friends and friends of friends to one another. Facebook is all about building relationships. But have they gone too far? Experimenting with the feature made me want to quickly adjust my privacy settings and hide everything.
How do you think everyone is going to react to this new feature? Do you give it a thumbs-up or down?