Tips on Finding Friends on Facebook, Searching in The Most Effective and Accurate Way

Sun, Dec 12, 2010, by BeingHuman

Social Networks

Facebook has been the heart of socializing sites these days and it has crossed the 500 million users milestone in merely six years which no social site did till today.So, being a part of Facebook, we sometimes think of missing our old friends with whom we lost contact in the course of time. And with a huge user traffic, what can be more better than Facebook, the ultimate friend finder. But we get confused at times when we just put the name in the search bar and find for the name of the person. You have come to the right place, this article details the right strategies on finding out the specific friends you are looking for.

             Facebook has been the heart of socializing sites these days and it has crossed the 500 million users milestone in merely 6 years which no social site did till today. And it is easily moving on to the next milestone, the 750 million mark. So, being a part of Facebook, we sometimes think of missing our old friends with whom we lost contact in the course of time. And with a huge user traffic, what can be more better than Facebook, the ultimate friend finder. But we get confused at times when we just put the name in the search bar and find for the name of the person. For a specific name we type, Facebook brings out so many available possibilities. And the probability of finding our true search, becomes very less.

            So, to find our friends effectively in Facebook, some important and working tips are given here. These tips have been found useful by many of the Facebook users. To enjoy the full benefits of Facebook, it is very much essential to know how to find your friends and relatives and to make a wide social network. Usually it is not difficult to search people in your school or college or in your workplace. Just typing the name of the person there and where is he/she at present; you can easily find their profile out. But what in the case of people with whom you lost contact and do not know where they are? Well the below mentioned tips may solve your problem in Facebook.

            The first option is via the normal procedure, which is importing contacts from your email account via Facebook, which is also called the Friend finder tool of Facebook. Facebook does the job quite efficiently and gives you the option to import contacts and send invitations to them to join Facebook through your Facebook username. When they do so, they are automatically added to your Facebook account as friends. And for people who are already there in Facebook and in your email contacts, but not friends with you, Facebook sends them add requests from your side when you allow Facebook to import contacts from your email account. Though you have the option to send a friend request or deny the same. It is claimed by Facebook that it does not store information from your personal email, but users should not be so much sure about what Facebook claims to, but it does not make so much difference if it is not your official email address.

            The second option is searching friends manually. There is a search bar in your Facebook profile with which you can search for the possible names of your old friends and relatives. But you can be more specific to that. And that is just adding their past schoolings and college or workplace when you were in contact with them, or their past address with their name in the search bar followed by a comma. If they detailed about their past details in Facebook, it might get you the right person you are looking for. This way the search is more focused to the specific search criteria. For more information click the following link, http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=173#!/help/?guide.

            And the third and last option is the best which can make it true for you to get your desired person in Facebook. Though it depends on luck, but many times, it works and works pretty effectively. And the magic is done by Facebook itself. Though to make it work, you should have a pretty good social network of friends in Facebook. You can do that easily via the former friend making tips. With some intelligent search softwares, Facebook finds out people whom you may know may it be a 1% chance. It does so by making assumptions of same college, workplace and address or near to them. Also if there are two friends of yours and they are friend to another person, Facebook suggests that person to you.

And the last but not the least feature Facebook experimented on is the person whom you are adding, it provides four persons to you who is friend of your added friend whom you might know, based on your social graph. Though the social graph is made by Facebook and it is still a secret. For more information you can click on the link, http://www.facebook.com/ReadWriteWeb. Facebook has been experimenting on its friend finding features and it can be hoped that better and effective tools to friend searching will come up on the socializing giant site, the so called Facebook.

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