New Facebook Feature: Browse, Advanced Search + Classmates search

May 30, 2006 - Get free updates of new posts here

This came out last week but I am still on vacation with my family in Aruba, so while I purchased internet for 1 day I thought I would share. A few months ago we came out with a new search that did everything for everyone. Unfortunately it needed to do a little more and we finally released those parts:

Browse: Now you can find that friend from class or person you saw in your geography. Yes I have no friends and removed people from results for privacy:)

facebook browse

Advanced Search: So you can find exactly what you are looking for.

facebook advanced search

Classmate Search: Did you want to find all your friends from high school?

classmates search

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5 responses to “New Facebook Feature: Browse, Advanced Search + Classmates search

  1. Scott Hurff Reply

    How does Facebook view itself relative to Classmates.com in this competitive space — since the “Classmates” feature looks like it brings Facebook more in line to compete with the service.

  2. Facebook Fan Reply

    Hi,
    I’m a student at Brandeis University and I like the new search, except there’s a problem whenever I search for people who are in the class of 2010. It says there are 361 members in the class, except I’m pretty sure there aren’t. On the 340th page it only displays about 5 students and then says there are 355 altogether. And page 350 starts off I think with page 2 or 3 again. It would be great if this could be fixed, otherwise, keep up the good work.

  3. Fred Reply

    Smart move on bringing back and expanding people search.

    Facebook Fan – I have also seen that before. I’m not sure what it is, but I have a few theories. This also happens with the number of pictures reported for a person. I believe the system is simply doing a count on records, but only exposing the records it has permissions to show.

  4. Jason Reply

    Do you plan to expand the Facebook Universe to the common folk who have already graduated from college? I understand you are trying to focus on a nich market, but it would be a great networking site for alumni of certain universities.

    I know you have an alumni option, but it does not accept my gmail address as a crediable email. I got frustrated after a while, so I gave up and went back to Myspace. Why do you require a school email address for alumni? Once you users graduate they are going to lose their school email address. Do you have plans in the future to deal with this dilema? Just a thought.