Did you know that Facebook has its own search engine?  You can look for your high school sweetheart or pals from the service.  It’s amazing who is on Facebook.  You can also  research your favorite topic to see if there are organizations or people interested in the same thing you are.

Here’s how you search Facebook. Wait–I am assuming you have a Facebook account.  If not, you will need to open one.  Facebook makes it very easy–just search for Facebook on the internet, click and follow their directions.

Back to searching the Facebook site.

1. Open your page and look for the search window.  In the image below there is a red star next to it.

Screen Shot 2015-01-10 at 6.16.39 PM
















2. Type in who or what you are looking for.  I have typed in my own name.

Screen Shot 2015-01-10 at 6.19.00 PM















3. Notice there are several entries for Jill Spencer. Imagine that–there are multiple me’s.

4. Now you have to pretend you are a modern, tech-savvy P.I. and do some detecting.  Look at the pictures and locations and pick the most likely. Click on the name and you will be taken to his/her page.  Then click on the  About button and you will see the information s/he has made public.








5. As you can see, I have very little shown in my public profile.  If you think you have the right person, you will see a green button. Click on it and a message will be sent to the person to either confirm (-: or deny  )-: your wish to “friend” him or her.

Add friend






6. Of course there always multiple ways to do thing digitally!  You can just just click on the Find Friends button in the blue menu bar and follow the steps.

Screen Shot 2015-01-10 at 6.45.07 PM



7. If you are looking for an organization or group, type in your topic in the same search window.  Below you can see I was searching travel.

Travel search













8. Once again, a variety of choices pop up.  I clicked on Travel + Leisure Magazine because they travel in the style I would like to become accustomed to!  Once at their site, I can choose to like them which means their posts will occasionally appear in my newsfeed.

















There you have it—additional ways to wile away the hours on Facebook.  Me—I’m off to book a room in that lovely Italian inn on Travel + Leisure’s Facebook page. Arrivederci!

Tagged on: