seems to be a lot of speculation flying about whether the graph search will actually work..
thought Id do some of my own speculating..
so for now lets forget about all those not on facebook..
supposing we have a scale of users from very active to very passive. Obviously the very active users will probably benefit from this the most as their searches will work well.
Most people have a few active friends who regularly organise events, ask you to parties & generally start discussions etc.. I think Facebook graph is geared to get these people to use it. Lets suppose a lot of these type of people embrace it, they will be the ones searching for friends who like things and then maybe organise events around a friends interests.
Lets suppose I have a friend like this and he is looking to have a poker evening so decides to search for friends that like poker, all those that have filled out their likes will be found where the rest may get left behind.
Then they post all over facebook that they all had a poker night, I would say the more passive users may start liking more things so they can be a part of events that are happening..
Lets be honest most people that are crying about the new FB graph search are no doubt either FB haters or passive users like me so it obviously wont appeal to them as the graph will work mostly with active users. There are however many in this world that are heavily affected by peer pressure & those active type of people which is why this might end up being successful..