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Latest Viral Tumblr Blog Displays Weird and Hilarious Results from Facebook Graph Search

By January 23, 2013

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Remember when a big chunk of the media basically went berserk over last week's big Facebook announcement? You know, that thing about a fancy new feature called Graph Search?

A few lucky Facebook users already have access to it, and they've been hard at work testing it out. And as a result, the Actual Facebook Graph Search Tumblr blog was born -- created by @tomscott.

Users with Graph Search have been taking screenshots of the most obscure searches they can think of so they can be submitted to be published on the Tumblr blog. Right now, on the front page, I can see results for Mother of Jews who like Bacon, Married people who like Prostitutes and Current Tesco employees who like Horses.

Nice. So now we can see how it's obviously a "people" search feature -- not web search like Facebook emphasized. Crazy search results like this might now serve as an important reminder for people to be extra careful about what they like and share on Facebook.

UPDATE: Tom Scott, the creator of the Tumblr blog, has decided to close it down after just 24 hours. You can read his final thoughts about it here.

Photo: Screenshot of Facebook.com/Tumblr.com

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