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Facebook Graph Search

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Kim Vo

on 8 February 2013

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Transcript of Facebook Graph Search

How do you Connect with a Community? www.foxnews.com www.spreadeffect.com Proximity Commonality (how convenient is it to be friends?) (do we have similar culture, characteristics, and interests?) Graph Search January 2013 Graph search is a personalized search engine on Facebook that allows you to search through social information (likes, photos, groups, tags) of your friends and your friends of friends. Why is this important? The Graph Search portion of Facebook can either hurt our community or add to it. Positives Can tighten the Community
Creates an easy and fast way to find friends similar to you
Redefines Social Networking
Become active, not passive Bowling Alone Bring civil society back together
Organize the community's social capital Negatives Privacy Issues
Encourages people to base others off of interests but not as a whole (personality and behavior)
Alienates those who choose not to participate
Information is not trustworthy or it's of limited value Friends, Neighbors & Facebook Articles Used The Atlantic
-- Graph: Facebook's Attempt To Be More Than Just A Big Time Suck Facebook
-- Introducing Graph Search Graph Search Facebook's Changing Communities as we Type Kim Vo
February 8, 2013 We've disregarded the 'proximity' part of community.
We're not exposed to different people or as much real life social interactions. Questions for the Class Content Meaning of Community Before/After Facebook

Graph Search Pros/Cons

Related Readings

Question & Discussion Time Knowing that Graph Search is an option now, do you think this will improve the community? Are you concerned with your privacy and level of online presence after hearing this? Do you think a Social Search will be effective in making us more 'active' on the Internet? (Rather than passive) Don't you think Facebook Stalking will be easier now?! :P Work Cited Rosen, Rebecca J. “Graph: Facebook’s Attempt to be More than just a Big Time Suck.” The Atlantic. The Atlantic Magazine., 16 Jan. 2013. Web. 1 Feb. 2013.

Putnam, Robert. “Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital.” Journal of Democracy. 1995. Web. 1 Feb. 2013.

Blow, Charles M. “Friends, Neighbors and Facebook.” The New York Times. 11 June 2010. Web. 1 Feb. 2013.

Zuckerberg, Mark. Facebook. Introducing Graph Search. Facebook, 15 Jan. 2013. Web. 1 Feb. 2013.
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