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.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.