What journalists should do about Facebook Graph Search

imageFacebook just announced that they’re launching a new search engine to help people find people and data on Facebook. Facebook Journalism Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik has a helpful post on how journalists can use it by finding sources and being found.

However, Graph Search is currently only in limited beta. Here’s what you can do today:

  1. Get in line: Facebook’s opened up a wait list.
  2. Consider turning on Facebook Subscribe (if you haven’t already): People can subscribe (it’s like a Twitter follow) to you directly from the graph search page.
  3. Double check all your Facebook privacy settings: Nothing is changing as to what’s public, but publicly shared Facebook moments you’d rather forget will be easier for others to find.
  4. Add your Facebook profile to your Muck Rack Journalist Profile: It’s increasingly important journalists are on multiple social media platforms, so list all your profiles in Muck Rack so journalists and readers can find you.

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