Yes, the headline is attention-getting – that’s the idea, right?
Before you panic, here’s the short version:
- A new “feature” being rolled out to Facebook users, that records your people searches in your Activity Log.
- It’s not retroactive, and is being gradually rolled out to users.
- Your Activity is only visible to you, and not to your Facebook “audience”.
- You do have the option to clear your search history as well.
Take a few minutes to read the article (there are links to the Facebook announcement included in it).
And if you’re searching for people (stalking is a harsh word, certainly none of our readers would be doing such things), you will be leaving some breadcrumbs.