Who Stalks Your Facebook | Over the past couple of weeks much of my students insisted they understand 'a method' to see who took a look at your facebook profile the most. Usually I don't care about such 'misconceptions' but since it didn't die and students didn't believe my 'that's impossible to work' here a brief post about it and the reason that it won't work.
Who Stalks Your Facebook
The concept: Learn your facebook ID (if you do not know how to do that, google it. Easy as 1,2,3), browse to your profile via your own ID, best click, open source code then see your 'stalker'.
Here are some screenshots that show how it should work.
1.) Navigate to your profile by means of your ID, right click and see page source.
2.) Look for the entry 'friendslist' in the source code.
And here the reason that this DOES NOT WORK!
1.) Pals and the personal information Facebook gathers from them and you is their biggest excellent. They would NEVER EVER make it accesible and simple to learn. If you can find it out like this, everybody else could discover it out too. Simply think about the problems this may trigger. That's something Facebook would never ever desire to occur because they would get into lots of trouble.
2.) This part of the source code does show some type of a list, real. However it is rather likely that it reveals the pals you are more than likely to connect with. As you may now Facebook ranks your good friends and the news you see and on wich position your buddies appear on your interaction with them. So if you are likely to engage with a buddy (state it's your sibling or someone you used to speak with a lot over the previous couple of days) this pal will make it to the top of the list. It is NOT the person who visited your profile the last.
3.) If you don't think me, think some of the other geeks and Facebook addicts out there. Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13789565/what-is-the-significance-of-orderedfriendslistinitialdata.
Hope that helps and the myth of 'I know who visited my profile last/ most' will finally die.
Ways You Can Block A Facebook Stalker
1. Via Your Block Lists
You can block both individuals and applications.
In Facebook, go to > Account > Personal privacy Settings and discover the product called > Block Notes at the bottom of the page. Click the > Edit your lists link to proceed.
On the following page you can enter Facebook users by name and email address and obstruct them.
If there are a number of individuals with the same name, you will see a list of matching profiles. Click the > Block button next to the individual you were looking for.
2. Via Their Profile.
On each Facebook user profile there is a > Report/Block this Individual link at the bottom left. Click this link and a window will pop up that enables you to make a selection.
For instance, you could report the individual for > Unwanted contact and examine package to > Block this individual. If you go with the block, the name will appear in your Block Lists, as described above.
3. Via Their Messages.
If the individual you wish to block has actually sent you any messages, you can obstruct them by clicking the > Report link next to their name and the date the message was received. To see the link you need to open the message. Once you click it, a window with additional options will turn up.
Note that no one you block will be notified of the action. However, if they are on your buddy list, they will be removed and your profile will not be noticeable to them. Also, you won't have the ability to see their profile. You both will be undetectable to each other, with the exception of 3rd party applications.
If you inadvertently blocked someone, you can easily get rid of the block. Go to your Block Lists and click the > Unblock link beside the individual's name. You will be asked to confirm. Unblocking a person will not bring back a previous connection.
4. Remove Your Standard Directory Details.
If you have a severe stalker, opportunities are they will just establish a brand-new Facebook account once you block them. In this case you should think about making your profile personal, so that complete strangers can not discover and bother you.
The very first thing you ought to do, is eliminate as much of yourself as possible from the > Standard Directory Site Info. Go to > Account > Privacy Settings and click on > View Settings.
On the following page you can specify who can search and find you on Facebook, send friend demands or messages, see your pal list, and more. For each product pick carefully from the following choices: Everybody, Buddies of Pals, or Pals Only.
Sadly, you can not entirely conceal yourself. Facebook states that "your name, profile image, gender, and network are constantly open up to everybody." This explains why.
5. Tighten Your Privacy Settings.
Besides limiting fundamental directory info, you ought to likewise limit who can see the important things you are sharing. Go back to > Account > Personal privacy Settings and click the > Customize settings to change your > Sharing on Facebook alternatives. You can also pick from a default setting.
A brand-new page with a list of options will open. Go through all the points and choose who you desire to see your posts, your individual details, or things others show you. You can select from Everyone, Buddies of Friends, Friends Just, or Personalize each point and make the details visible to only yourself or conceal it from particular individuals.
It goes without saying that Facebook is just one medium through which an individual can stalk you. No matter how tight your privacy settings or how trustworthy individuals on your friend list are, somebody determined to discover and bug you still has the rest of the web at their disposal. Make sure to treat your personal information, your contact information, and your online personal privacy in general like a raw egg.