Have you ever wondered about how detailed the search feature has become on Facebook? Or thought how easy it now is to find people?
It’s a fantastic tool for law enforcement agencies to find criminals, but not so good when our children don’t have appropriate privacy settings in place on their profiles. After all, Facebook builds all its search criteria on the information each user makes public. The less information filled out on a Facebook profile, the better.
Let’s take a closer look at the features of search on Facebook.
1. General Facebook Search
On this page you can select search by people and enter the basic information such name, location, education, workplace and start your search.
2. Search for Friends on Facebook
Facebook also provide more specific search like search by name or email, search by school and search by company. Just enter the person’s name in each search category.
3. Find friends from different parts of your life
This page also provides more specific people search term to get more accurate search results.
4. Find Friends by email address
Facebook can help you to find person from your email address book. All major web mail services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Skype etc are supported Etc.
5. Facebook Advance People Search Application
You can use this application to search for people on Facebook. It is added from the available applications. This app currently indexes profiles of about 240 million people in its database.
As a father, I don’t want someone trawling through my daughter’s school and going through her friend’s profiles.
Think about prospective employers. We know they are likely to reference Facebook for any candidates they may be reviewing, but it now makes their job a lot easier.
Can anything be done to limit the search ability of a user on Facebook? The answer is YES. This can be achieved in two ways. Firstly, limit or remove all personal information about yourself in your profile, and restrict what information is shared. You can find this in the privacy settings.
Secondly, Facebook provides the ability to make your profile unsearchable on Facebook. This is found in the privacy settings. Any profile can be made secure on Facebook. It’s just a matter of taking time and figuring it all out!
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