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Fine-Tuning and Extending Your Searches

Many search results pages enable you to fine-tune the results. Look for a Refine This Search box on the right side of the search results page; the options available differ depending on what you search for.

For example, if you search for restaurants in Philadelphia, you find filters to fine-tune your results by Place Type (Restaurant, Bar, and so on), Category (Asian, Barbeque, Burgers, Fast Food, and so forth), Liked By (specific friends), Name, Places In (location), and Visited By (specific friends). If you search for friends who like sushi, you find filters for Gender, Relationship (Single, Divorced, and such), Employer, Lives In, Hometown, School, and Friendship (My Friends, Friends of My Friends, and so forth).

Figure 4 Refine the results of a Graph Search.

Similarly, some searches can be extended. That is, you start searching for one thing (restaurants in Chicago, for example) but then decide to see something else – photos of Chicago, or maybe a list of friends who live there. Look for an Extend This Search box on the right side of the search results page.

Figure 5 Extend the results of a Graph Search.

Finally, if Facebook doesn’t have the information you’re looking for, Graph Search sends you out to the web for more. Facebook’s Graph Search is tied into Microsoft Bing’s web search, so it supplements its internal results that way.

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