Potential applications of Graph Search include job searches, employee recruitment, marketing and online dating, among a great number of other possibilities.
Graph Search relies upon the huge amount of data on Facebook that is, or can be, linked to individuals and organizations.
As we explained in our overview article about Facebook Graph Search, you can refine your search with all sorts of qualifiers, including place of birth, where they live, religious views, political views, employers, and more.
And you get a neat set of results which include really interesting information, including your mutual friends, if any (and what better way to meet people than through friends? This is the ‘list’ view: You can also switch to ‘grid view’: Now, of course, the one downside of using Facebook as your next dating site is that people are not on Facebook to have people ask them out on dates, while on or OKCupid they are.
While you can’t outright disable Facebook Graph Search, you can get close by beefing up privacy settings to prevent your content from appearing in Graph Search results.
These interdependencies, known as ties, include variables such as age, gender, marital status, hobbies, genealogy, chain of command, location, ideas, financial transactions, trade relationships, political affiliations, club memberships, occupation, education and economic status.Facebook's new Graph Search, in limited beta release, extends searches for singles on the network to friends of friends.The new feature, primarily for finding what friends "Like" from music to food and more, is expected to be available more widely over the next few months.Graph search brings to Facebook features that have been successful on dating sites, experts say, but without the need to fill out extensive questionnaires or pay membership fees.“You can now find friends that like the same band as you do, or search for someone to share your life with the same interests,” says personal-branding consultant Nick Gilham. “You can even play matchmaker.” Already, other companies have launched apps to use Facebook for dating.