How Facebook Graph Search might affect Second Life Residents

Facebook Graph Search is slowly being rolled out to a small number of beta users, if you’d like to give it a try you can sign up at this link.

So what exactly is graph search and how will it affect the Second Life user? Unlike your facebook news feed, timeline or even the Google search engine, graph search will be powered by your Facebook likes. What does that mean? That means whatever information you have that is public on your Facebook profile can easily be searched and linked to information that you have liked.

As you can see in both videos on this page, I did a simple search for people who like the Second Life facebook page and was able to find all the public profiles of people that were residing in Orlando, Florida. Now, I don’t know about you but I like to keep my real self separate from my second life persona, only because I believe everyone on the internet is a serial killer, joking :D (not really). Anyhow, it’s good to have a certain level of privacy, especially since Facebook requires your real name for facebook profiles.

I’ve done a quick five minute video below that will go over Facebook Graph search briefly and guide you through some settings you might want to look at. Here’s the link to the video but I’m also going to embed it below: http://youtu.be/esAqqzMfyKM

Other settings you might want to take a close look at will be your privacy settings.

Here are some links to other articles I found interesting regarding Graph Search:

  1. Actual Facebook Graph Searches – Tumblr
  2. Pros and Cons of Facebook Graph Search
  3. Huge Privacy Issue With Facebook’s Graph Search!

If you’re a Second Life resident and want be on Facebook using your Second Life avatar or brand, I suggest reading this tutorial I’ve done in the past:
Creating an Effective Facebook Page for your SL™ Brand

» For more of my tutorials, check out my tutorials page.

Finally, if you’re already on Facebook, don’t forget to like my Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/StrawberrySinghinSL

Have a great day you guys!

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4 thoughts on “How Facebook Graph Search might affect Second Life Residents

  1. I missed this when it first posted. This is a must read for anyone using FB including parents of minors on FB. Sadly getting the word out to people to protect themselves also gets the word out to the trolls and ax murderer serial killers.

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