What other signs have you seen from Facebook stalkers? A friend recently pointed me to a nifty tool that lets you see who a given Facebook user interacts with most.
Facebook deals in the currency of personal relationships, and the fact that we don't know exactly how it's watching us or whether to trust it plays right into people's fears and insecurities.
I'll update this if it ever does.
How Facebook ranks and orders our friends is an unsettling mystery.
Some lists are generated automatically, based on workplace or places you've lived.
Apps like these claim to give you the lowdown on who has been visiting your profile, how often, and often what they've been hovering over.
I sheepishly discovered that I had more of a data connection than I realized with sex chat lines for couple folks who I'd thought were maybe cruising my page—a passing comment here or there or membership in some of the same groups could boost their ranking.
But the grid listing is actually showing you who that person publicly interacts with most on the site.
In other words, these are the people the algorithm is subtly encouraging you to interact with.
In general, with people you are just meeting or acquaintances you barely know, it's rarely a good idea to reference personal details such as birthday parties, trips to Spain, and favorite food.
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Both Facebook and Twitter have opted not to give users the ability to see who has viewed their profiles or individual posts and photos.
It sounds obvious, but it's probably best to avoid accepting people you don't know.
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Let's face it, the site is the first place most people turn to when they want to get the lowdown, and the sheer number of users means it's essentially a worldwide directory.