Facebook has recently begun a trial of its new "graph search engine."
This should scare the living daylights out of anyone, for the reasons I'll explain below.
First, a little background on what they mean by graph searching. Graph, as used in this context, does NOT mean a bunch of lines or bars explaining a set of numbers.
Rather, it refers to a form of mathematics. Most people would more understand it as a network, where each node of the graph is called a vertex, and the lines, or edges, would refer to a vector or route through the network.
Visually it appears as...
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