How To Find Who Is Stalking You On Facebook | Over the previous couple of weeks a lot of my trainees insisted they know 'a way' to see who looked at your facebook profile the a lot of. Usually I do not care about such 'myths' but considering that it didn't die and students didn't think my 'that's difficult to work' here a brief blog post about it and the reason it will not work.
How To Find Who Is Stalking You On Facebook
The concept: Find out your facebook ID (if you don't know how to do that, google it. Easy as 1,2,3), browse to your profile through your own ID, right click, open source code then see your 'stalker'.
Here are some screenshots that reveal how it must work.
1.) Navigate to your profile via your ID, ideal click and see page source.
2.) Search for the entry 'friendslist' in the source code.
And here the factor why this DOES NOT WORK!
1.) Friends and the personal data Facebook collects from them and you is their biggest good. They would NEVER EVER make it accesible and easy to discover. If you can discover it out like this, everybody else could find it out too. Just consider the issues this might trigger. That's something Facebook would never ever wish to happen because they would get into lots of trouble.
2.) This part of the source code does reveal some type of a list, real. However it is rather likely that it shows the friends you are most likely to interact with. As you may now Facebook ranks your friends and the news you see and on wich position your good friends appear on your interaction with them. So if you are likely to engage with a friend (say it's your sibling or somebody you used to speak with a lot over the previous few days) this friend 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, 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 assists and the misconception 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 people and applications.
In Facebook, go to > Account > Privacy Settings and find the product called > Block Lists at the bottom of the page. Click the > Modify your lists connect to continue.
On the following page you can go into Facebook users by name and e-mail address and block them.
If there are several individuals with the exact 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 Individual link at the bottom left. Click this link and a window will pop up that enables you to make a choice.
For instance, you could report the individual for > Unwanted contact and examine the box to > Block this person. If you opt for the block, the name will appear in your Block Notes, as described above.
3. Via Their Messages.
If the individual you want to obstruct 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 should open the message. Once you click it, a window with more options will turn up.
Note that nobody you obstruct will be informed of the action. However, if they are on your good friend list, they will be eliminated and your profile will not be visible to them. Similarly, you will not be able to view their profile. You both will be unnoticeable to each other, with the exception of third party applications.
If you unintentionally obstructed 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 verify. Unblocking a person will not bring back a previous connection.
4. Eliminate Your Basic Directory Information.
If you have a serious stalker, possibilities are they will simply set up a new Facebook account as soon as you block them. In this case you should consider making your profile private, so that strangers can not discover and pester you.
The first thing you must do, is eliminate as much of yourself as possible from the > Fundamental Directory Information. Go to > Account > Privacy Settings and click > View Settings.
On the following page you can define who can browse and discover you on Facebook, send out pal requests or messages, see your buddy list, and more. For each item choose thoroughly from the following choices: Everybody, Friends of Friends, or Buddies Only.
Unfortunately, you can not completely hide yourself. Facebook states 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 info, you need to likewise restrict who can see the important things you are sharing. Return to > Account > Personal privacy Settings and click the > Customize settings to change your > Sharing on Facebook alternatives. You can likewise 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 wish to see your posts, your personal details, or things others show you. You can choose from Everybody, Pals of Pals, Friends Only, or Customize each point and make the information visible to just yourself or conceal it from particular individuals.
It goes without stating that Facebook is simply one medium through which an individual can stalk you. No matter how tight your privacy settings or how reliable the individuals on your pal list are, someone determined to discover and pester you still has the rest of the web at their disposal. Be sure to treat your personal details, your contact information, and your online privacy in general like a raw egg.