There was a time when the internet was pretty discrete. But then again we didn’t have Facebook. Even my 7 year old MySpace page is more private than Facebook — I haven’t been to MySpace in over 3 years so I really don’t know what they are doing over there anymore (despite having over 700 friends there and only 200 on Facebook)
Facebook introduced Graph Search! And there’s no doubt that Facebook’s new Graph Search is creepy, and there are privacy issues to worry about, sure, but there are also fun social experiments to be conducted!
Computer programmer and “Gadget Geek” Tom Scott already has Facebook Graph Search, and he’s been searching for some incredible combinations. His Tumblr, Actual Facebook Graph Searches highlights the possibilities (and dangers) of Facebook’s newest tool.
As the tool rolls out to more and more users, your information is more public than ever, so be sure to review your privacy settings. You may not have Graph Search yet, but many others do — and they may be able to see the weird pages you’ve “liked” over the years. We advise taking a moment to look over your profile to ensure that you can’t be found under “single men who like hamsters and sweater vests.”
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