Graph Search Is Now Available For All Those Who Use US English On Facebook

by Paul Joseph on August 8, 2013 · 0 comments

Facebook has now announced that the rollout of Graph Search to all those who use US English as a language preference on the social network, is now complete. The company did take its own sweet time to do this since it officially launched the feature in January of this year. All those of you who want to use it, can switch your language preference to US English and you will immediately see the changed interface. You can find this preference in your Account Settings. I did a couple of searches and here is what turned up, As you can see, graph search in itself is an interesting way to mine social data if you are doing some personal research or something but comes dangerously close to stalking. I say this because most data on Facebook is public unless you configure it to be private. Many people simply don’t know that this is the case and keep using Facebook normally, all the time keeping their data vulnerable to others. Data sharing is not the problem, knowing exactly what kind of data you are sharing is more important. Facebook has always been in a habit of not keeping the privacy controls simple, making them difficult to find and tweak for most average users. However, these days they have made the privacy controls easier to find. For the uninitiated, you can go to the ‘ gear’ icon on the top and access Privacy Settings from there. Graph Search is a cool tool to get information from the Facebook ecosystem, but I believe the loss of privacy is significant. Facebook should put more effort into reminding its users about how they can keep some critical data private, otherwise it can easily show up on someone’s screen if they type a few keywords. You can read all about Graph Search’s features here. What are your thoughts on this? Share them with us. Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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