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01/24/2013

This is awkward: Tumblr exposes creepy (real) Facebook Graph Search results

Married_people_prostitutesWorried about what kinds of things Facebook Graph Search will dig up? Look no further than the Tumblr account called “Actual Facebook Graph Searches.”

The blog collects screenshots of some of the most bizarre search results you can get using the ill-named search tool.

Tom Scott, the creator, says he compiled the search results to show just how ridiculous the search results can be.

He doesn't just post screen shots of just any search results – he goes for “amusingly contradictory things.”

As you can tell by some of the images posted below, he nails the essence of it exactly.

He also hopes that the photos will startle Facebook users into tightening up their security settings, and think twice about the information they share on the world's biggest social network.

Employees_who_like_racism_facebook_search_resultsWhile Facebook does have good privacy tools, Scott writes, many people don't know how to use them.

See all the photos at the Actual Facebook Graph Searh Results Tumblr.

Facebook's new search tool does seem powerful - able to help you find interesting things based on your friends' activities and interestes. But perhaps it may be going too far for those who have made poor choices about what they share.

Are you going to tighten up your Facebook privacy settings?

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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