Facebook is no longer a plain vanila social networking website, however it’s evolving into a whole new web experience, and there’s a slew of other useful applications which are no longer limited to friend finding.
Here are the top search-oriented Facebook apps:
- Advanced Search: Find facebook profiles for all the people who went to a particular school, college or university; people who work together (past or present), people by age/gender/relationship status, by location or network, find people even if you don’t know their name, displays big profile pics in search to help in recognizing the person
- U-Search-Tube: Find YouTube videos easily, provides useful features such as favorites, sharing videos on Facebook, and email notification for new results of your video search.
- Search Online Users: Meet new people who are online now in your area.
- BMW Forum Search: BMW Forum Search quickly searches more than 70 BMW related forums from
- Jobmatch: Jobsite search engine
- JSTOR Search: Search full text of articles archived in JSTOR. JSTOR is one one of the most popular research-oriented database in the library world
- Friendly Search: Friendly Search provides new way to find, sort and filter Facebook friends. It’s simple, fun and has a cool interface.
- Clever Hippo Search Engine: Full text search engine, with search refinements, search by popularity (using daily active users) or by recently added, advanced search techniques like wildcard, OR, NOT, or boost queries, most popular within the Facebook community
- Friend Search: Another friend finder
- Word Search: Generate a word search of up to 20 random words, then have fun solving it!
- Seek Job Search: SEEK is Australia and New Zealand’s #1 Jobsite.
- PubMed: Search PubMed within Facebook, share articles with friends and save them to your account for future reference.
- Google Social Search: Search LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook and the web with this specialized google search engine.