Facebook Graph Search: Good for reporters, bad for personal privacy

Got my invite to Facebook Graph Search a few weeks ago.

The relatively new feature, currently in beta, works as a search engine within Facebook allowing you to find detailed information on your friends and several strangers with public accessible profiles. To be honest, the information you can dig up is simultaneously exciting as a journalist and a wee bit frightening as a person who values a certain measure of privacy. (I know, it’s a double-standard).

How it works:

Allows you to look for targeted information using nearly any parameters. Here’s a few I keyed in just for example purposes, “People who like Queen’s Park and Stephen Harper.”

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