Facebook has upgraded their search engine to actually find people who have the same interest. This can be useful if you have a hankering for a run in the woods and want to find out quickly who else may want to tag along. I haven’t tried it yet, but this post from Gawker explains it better.
New Facebook Search for Trail Buddies
We’ve all been there: It’s a Tuesday morning and you’ve got a hankering for some trail running. But your wilderness survival class taught you never to trail run alone. What do you do? With Facebook’s new search engine, you can instantly use your computer to search for anyone on earth who likes trail running. (You can also find other things. But why would you want to?)
Since the beginning of time, humans have wanted to find other humans to go trail running with them. But they were mostly SOL. The only way to find a trail running companion was to physically hike onto a trail, trip someone who was running on it with a tripwire, kidnap them, tie them up in your basement and blast AC/DC at them 24/7 from massive speakers until they got disoriented enough to agree to go trail running with you.[Read More…]
I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not. Could be useful if you are new to an area. Has anyone tried this yet?