Find Out Who Has Been Stalking You On Facebook | Over the past couple of weeks numerous of my students insisted they know 'a way' to see who took a look at your facebook profile the a lot of. Generally I don't care about such 'myths' however given that it didn't pass away and students didn't believe my 'that's impossible to work' here a brief blog post about it and the reason it will not work.
Find Out Who Has Been Stalking You On Facebook
The concept: Discover 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 and then see your 'stalker'.
Here are some screenshots that demonstrate how it must work.
1.) Browse 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 that this DOES NOT WORK!
1.) Pals and the personal information Facebook gathers from them and you is their biggest great. They would NEVER EVER make it accesible and simple to discover. If you can discover it out like this, everybody else could discover it out too. Just consider the problems this might trigger. That's something Facebook would never ever wish to occur due to the fact that they would enter into great deals of problem.
2.) This part of the source code does show some type of a list, true. 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 good friends appear on your interaction with them. So if you are most likely to connect with a pal (say it's your sis or someone you utilized to speak with a lot over the previous few days) this buddy will make it to the top of the list. It is NOT the individual who visited your profile the last.
3.) If you don't believe me, think a few of the other geeks and Facebook addicts out there. Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13789565/what-is-the-significance-of-orderedfriendslistinitialdata.
Hope that assists and the myth of 'I know who visited my profile last/ most' will lastly die.
Ways You Can Block A Facebook Stalker
1. Via Your Block Lists
You can obstruct both individuals and applications.
In Facebook, go to > Account > Privacy Settings and find the product called > Block Notes 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 e-mail address and obstruct them.
If there are numerous individuals with the same name, you will see a list of matching profiles. Click the > Block button next to the person you were searching for.
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 example, you could report the individual for > Unwanted contact and examine package to > Block this individual. If you opt for the block, the name will appear in your Block Notes, as explained above.
3. Via Their Messages.
If the person you wish to block has actually sent you any messages, you can block them by clicking the > Report link beside their name and the date the message was received. To see the link you must open the message. Once you click it, a window with additional choices will pop up.
Note that nobody you block will be alerted of the action. However, if they are on your buddy list, they will be removed and your profile will not show up to them. Likewise, you will not be able to see their profile. You both will be invisible to each other, with the exception of 3rd party applications.
If you mistakenly blocked someone, you can easily remove the block. Go to your Block Lists and click the > Unblock link beside the individual's name. You will be asked to verify. Uncloging a person will not restore a previous connection.
4. Remove Your Fundamental Directory Site Details.
If you have a severe stalker, chances are they will simply establish a brand-new Facebook account as soon as you block them. In this case you need to think about making your profile personal, so that complete strangers can not find and bother you.
The first thing you should do, is get rid of as much of yourself as possible from the > Basic Directory Site Info. Go to > Account > Personal privacy Settings and click > View Settings.
On the following page you can define who can browse and discover you on Facebook, send out pal demands or messages, see your buddy list, and more. For each product choose thoroughly from the following alternatives: Everybody, Friends of Pals, or Friends Just.
Sadly, you can not completely hide yourself. Facebook specifies that "your name, profile image, gender, and network are constantly available to everybody." This describes why.
5. Tighten Your Personal Privacy Settings.
Besides limiting standard directory details, you need to likewise limit who can see the important things you are sharing. Go back to > Account > Privacy Settings and click the > Customize settings to adjust your > Sharing on Facebook alternatives. You can likewise pick from a default setting.
A new page with a list of choices will open. Go through all the points and decide who you want to see your posts, your personal details, or things others share with you. You can select from Everyone, Buddies of Friends, Friends Just, or Customize each point and make the info visible to just yourself or conceal it from particular individuals.
It goes without stating that Facebook is just one medium through which a person can stalk you. No matter how tight your privacy settings or how reliable the people on your friend list are, someone determined to find and harass you still has the rest of the internet at their disposal. Make sure to treat your personal details, your contact data, and your online privacy in general like a raw egg.