How To Know Who Stalks You On Facebook | Over the past few weeks many of my trainees insisted they understand 'a method' to see who looked at your facebook profile the a lot of. Usually I don't care about such 'misconceptions' however considering that it didn't die and students didn't think my 'that's impossible to work' here a brief post about it and the reason it will not work.
How To Know Who Stalks You On Facebook
The idea: Learn your facebook ID (if you do not know how to do that, google it. Easy as 1,2,3), navigate 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.) Browse to your profile through your ID, ideal click and see page source.
2.) Search for the entry 'friendslist' in the source code.
And here the reason this DOES NOT WORK!
1.) Friends and the personal data Facebook collects from them and you is their greatest good. They would NEVER EVER make it accesible and simple to discover. If you can discover it out like this, everyone else might discover it out too. Simply consider the problems this may cause. That's something Facebook would never ever wish to happen since they would enter lots of difficulty.
2.) This part of the source code does reveal some type of a list, true. But it is quite most likely that it reveals the pals you are most likely to interact with. As you may now Facebook ranks your buddies and the news you see and on wich position your buddies appear on your interaction with them. So if you are most likely to interact with a pal (say it's your sister or somebody you used to speak with a lot over the past 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 do not believe me, believe 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 helps and the myth of 'I know who visited my profile last/ most' will finally 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 > Personal privacy Settings and find the product called > Block Lists at the bottom of the page. Click the > Edit your lists connect to continue.
On the following page you can get in Facebook users by name and email address and obstruct them.
If there are numerous individuals with the very same name, you will see a list of matching profiles. Click the > Block button next to the individual 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 appear that allows you to make a selection.
For example, you might report the individual for > Undesirable contact and examine the box to > Block this person. If you choose the block, the name will appear in your Block Lists, as described above.
3. Via Their Messages.
If the person you want to block has sent you any messages, you can block 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 more alternatives will pop up.
Note that no one you obstruct will be informed of the action. However, if they are on your buddy list, they will be eliminated and your profile will not be noticeable to them. Likewise, you will not be able to view their profile. You both will be unnoticeable to each other, with the exception of 3rd celebration applications.
If you mistakenly obstructed 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 restore a previous connection.
4. Eliminate Your Standard Directory Details.
If you have a severe stalker, opportunities are they will simply set up a new Facebook account when you block them. In this case you should think about making your profile private, so that complete strangers can not find and bug you.
The very first thing you should do, is remove as much of yourself as possible from the > Standard Directory Info. Go to > Account > Personal privacy Settings and click > View Settings.
On the following page you can define who can search and discover you on Facebook, send buddy requests or messages, see your buddy list, and more. For each product pick thoroughly from the following options: Everyone, Buddies of Buddies, or Buddies Only.
Sadly, you can not completely conceal yourself. Facebook mentions that "your name, profile photo, gender, and network are always available to everyone." This explains why.
5. Tighten Your Privacy Settings.
Besides limiting basic directory details, 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 select from a default setting.
A new page with a list of options will open. Go through all the points and decide who you desire to see your posts, your individual info, or things others show you. You can pick from Everyone, Friends of Friends, Friends Just, or Tailor each point and make the details noticeable to just yourself or conceal it from specific individuals.
It goes without stating that Facebook is simply one medium through which an individual can stalk you. No matter how tight your personal privacy settings or how trustworthy the people on your friend list are, someone determined to find and bug you still has the remainder of the web at their disposal. Be sure to treat your individual details, your contact information, and your online privacy in basic like a raw egg.