Facebook Fail

One would think that a company like Facebook would have a clue about development. Generally, I must give credit where credit is due. Largely speaking, it is awesome. However, every now and then, I see something that tells me that they are complete morons. Uber stupid. Dolts.

I imagine that like me, you have probably tried to find a friend or someone you just met on Facebook. You wander up to the top of the page and type in the name.

Logically, it would make sense for Facebook to display results of people that you are connected to at the top of the list. But Facebook does not do that. Instead, they display a list of people that you do not know first, then they display the name of the person that has other friends in common. Did I mention Stupid, Stupid, Stupid?

As you can see from this screen shot - there were 8 people that matched the name I was searching for. Way down at the bottom is the person that I was looking for (with 4 friends in common).

Wake up, Facebook. Put that dude up at the top.

Furthermore, rather than randomly displaying other names - display them in order of proximity to me. Obviously, there is a higher likelihood that I would be looking up the name of someone located in my town or my state rather than another country.

Ok, I feel much better now. Thanks for hearing my rant.


  1. I could not have said it any better...although I don't typically use "dude" or "dolt" in my daily expressive chit chat;D

  2. I don't use dude or dolt much either - but this was an emotionally charged rant. Seriously - Facebook was not very astute with this one.

    The only excuse that I can contemplate is that the search filtering by Friend or by Area would put too much load on the server.


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