There’s been more and more noise about Facebook Open Graph recently, and especially the beta launch of Graph Search. If you don’t know what this is, start with Facebook’s own quick intro here. For those in recruitment or indeed most other forms of social research, people search, or indeed business marketing, this should absolutely be something you test out. You can sign up for the waiting list on that page… or you can follow this simple step and skip the waiting list completely.
Now, the regular Facebook top bar you’re all familiar with looks like this:
If you see this, you don’t yet have Graph Search enabled… so, here’s how you jump the queue:
- Go to your account settings (the “gear” icon on the top-right
- Change the Primary Language to English (US)
- Save changes
You’re done. The search bar at the top changes, the notification and mailbox items move over to the right hand side.
I’m a big fan of just playing with stuff like this to learn my way around – but if you’re looking for a more detailed guide, this video from Jonny at Social Talent would be my recommended start point.