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Searching for Long-Lost Friends

The preceding processes can find a lot of new friends for you. But what about folks who aren’t already in your email contacts list, or who don’t show up as a potential connection on Facebook.

Fortunately, Facebook lets you search for people by either name or email address. (Although, it’s unlikely that you know the email address of someone you haven’t seen in twenty years....) You can search for people from the search box on the Facebook toolbar or the one on the Friends page, although I prefer doing all my friend searching from the Friends page.

Follow these steps:

  1. From any Facebook page, type a name or email address into the search box, and then click the Search button (the magnifying glass) or press Enter on your keyboard.
  2. When the search results page appears, select People in the sidebar, as shown in Figure 4.6.
    Figure 4.6

    Figure 4.6. The results of a friends search.

  3. To narrow your search to people who live in a given location, work at a specific company, or attended a given school, click the button at the top of the column and select either Location, Education, or Workplace. Then enter the given location, school, or company, and press Enter.
  4. Click the Add Friend button next to the person to whom you want to send a friend request.
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