Facebook invented the perfect stalking tool — but it won’t let you have it

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Facebook is testing a simultaneously useful and creepy feature for profiles. 

I opened my Facebook profile Friday morning and discovered a tiny new box at the top, below my profile picture—a search bar.

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But doesn’t Facebook already have a search bar? Yes, they do, but this one apparently is limited to searching within my own profile. The search bar also appears on every one of my friend’s profiles for searching within theirs. 

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It’s not a new test, and unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately for all of us, it’s going to be discontinued, according to Facebook spokesperson.  Read more…

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