How To Catch A Facebook Stalker | Over the previous few weeks much of my students insisted they know 'a way' to see who looked at your facebook profile the most. Typically 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 it will not work.
How To Catch A Facebook Stalker
The concept: Discover your facebook ID (if you do not know ways to do that, google it. Easy as 1,2,3), browse to your profile by means of your own ID, best click, open source code and after that see your 'stalker'.
Here are some screenshots that demonstrate how it ought to work.
1.) Navigate to your profile through your ID, best click and see page source.
2.) Look for the entry 'friendslist' in the source code.
And here the reason this DOES NOT WORK!
1.) Buddies and the private information Facebook gathers from them and you is their biggest good. They would NEVER EVER EVER make it accesible and easy to discover. If you can discover it out like this, everyone else might find it out too. Simply think about the issues this may trigger. That's something Facebook would never ever wish to take place because they would enter great deals of trouble.
2.) This part of the source code does show some sort of a list, real. But it is rather most likely that it reveals the buddies you are more than likely to connect with. As you may now Facebook ranks your buddies and the news you see and on wich position your good friends appear on your interaction with them. So if you are most likely to engage with a buddy (state it's your sibling or someone you utilized to speak with a lot over the past few days) this pal will make it to the top of the list. It is NOT the individual who visited your profile the last.
3.) If you do not believe me, believe 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 understand who visited my profile last/ most' will lastly pass away.
Ways You Can Block A Facebook Stalker
1. Via Your Block Lists
You can block both individuals and applications.
In Facebook, go to > Account > Privacy Settings and find the item called > Block Lists at the bottom of the page. Click the > Modify your lists connect to continue.
On the following page you can enter Facebook users by name and email address and block them.
If there are numerous people with the very same name, you will see a list of matching profiles. Click the > Block button beside the person you were trying to find.
2. Via Their Profile.
On each Facebook user profile there is a > Report/Block this Person link at the bottom left. Click this link and a window will pop up that permits you to make a choice.
For instance, you could report the individual for > Unwanted contact and examine the box to > Block this individual. If you go with the block, the name will appear in your Block Lists, as explained above.
3. Via Their Messages.
If the person you wish to obstruct has actually sent you any messages, you can block them by clicking the > Report link next to their name and the date the message was gotten. To see the link you must open the message. Once you click it, a window with additional options will appear.
Note that no one you block will be alerted of the action. However, if they are on your pal list, they will be removed and your profile will not be visible to them. Likewise, you will not have the ability to view their profile. You both will be unnoticeable to each other, with the exception of 3rd party applications.
If you inadvertently blocked someone, you can quickly eliminate the block. Go to your Block Lists and click the > Unblock link beside the person's name. You will be asked to confirm. Unblocking a person will not restore a previous connection.
4. Eliminate Your Fundamental Directory Information.
If you have a major stalker, opportunities are they will just establish a new Facebook account when you block them. In this case you need to consider making your profile personal, so that complete strangers can not find and harass you.
The first thing you must do, is eliminate as much of yourself as possible from the > Basic Directory Info. Go to > Account > Personal privacy Settings and click on > View Settings.
On the following page you can specify who can browse and discover you on Facebook, send pal requests or messages, see your buddy list, and more. For each item select thoroughly from the following alternatives: Everybody, Friends of Buddies, or Buddies Only.
Unfortunately, you can not completely hide yourself. Facebook specifies that "your name, profile picture, gender, and network are constantly available to everyone." This discusses why.
5. Tighten Your Privacy Settings.
Besides limiting standard directory site details, you ought to likewise limit who can see the things you are sharing. Go back to > Account > Privacy Settings and click the > Customize settings to adjust your > Sharing on Facebook alternatives. You can also select from a default setting.
A new page with a list of alternatives will open. Go through all the points and decide who you want to see your posts, your personal information, or things others share with you. You can select from Everyone, Buddies of Pals, Pals Only, or Customize each point and make the details noticeable to only yourself or hide it from particular individuals.
It goes without saying that Facebook is simply one medium through which an individual can stalk you. No matter how tight your privacy settings or how credible individuals on your good friend list are, someone identified to discover and bother you still has the rest of the web at their disposal. Be sure to treat your individual information, your contact information, and your online personal privacy in general like a raw egg.