A couple of months ago, Facebook announced the release of its Graph Search product. On Thursday, the social network, in an effort to better protect its users, has shared that certain searches made on its network that could help to identify a young person by age or by their location, would be hidden from its younger users. Specifically, the Graph Search results will only be displayed to that person’s Friends, or Friends of Friends who are also between the age of 13-17. As with anything that Facebook does, privacy is clearly the issue here. It might not seem like a big thing right now, especially since Graph Search hasn’t been released to its entire user base, but for those that do have access, this could present an interesting situation for people. This new feature allows users to discover other users, places, photos, and interests that are shared with them on Facebook.
Facebook Prevents Adults from Finding Kids on Graph Search
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).