Find friends who share your interests. You could search for “my friends in [your town] who like the ballet” to find an acquaintance interested in attending with you…or “my friends in [your town] who play poker” if you need an extra player for your weekly game.
Uncover professional opportunities. Search “my friends who work for [a company you would like to work for or do business with]” to find acquaintances who could help you get a foot in the door there. Or search for people in your field with whom you have something in common, such as “Queens College graduates who are CPAs.”Helpful: Entering “my friends who worked at GE” rather than “my friends who work at GE” will also list friends who have GE listed among prior employers.
Get recommendations from friends. You could search “dentists in New Jersey liked by my friends” or “bed and breakfasts in Vermont liked by my friends.”
TIPS FOR BETTER SEARCHES
Use phrases. Facebook is more likely to track down what you’re looking for if you enter a complete phrase, such as “Italian restaurants in Chicago liked by my friends,” rather than individual words, such as “Italian,” “restaurant” and “friends.”
Results are divided into subcategories, such as “Posts,” “People” and “Photos.” Posts will appear first. If you are trying to find a person, place or picture, click on one of the other headings near the top of the results page. Example: If you search “my friends who like ice hockey,” the first results that appear probably will be posts related to ice hockey written by your friends. Click on the “People” tab near the top of the page to instead get a list of your Facebook friends interested in the sport.
Expand the search parameters if the first search comes up empty.If an initial Facebook search produces no useful results, try replacing “my friends who…” with “friends of my friends who…” Or expand the geographic area of the search by searching neighboring towns…or your entire state. Example: If “my friends in [your town] who like ballroom dancing” does not turn up anyone, try “friends of my friends in [your state] who like ballroom dancing.”
Add search criteria to cull long lists. You can combine multiple factors to locate people with whom you have a lot in common. Examples: You could search “friends of my friends who like knitting and yoga.”