Has Facebook finally introduced 'who's looking at your profile'? + UPDATE: Facebook respond

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Facebook revamped profiles earlier this week, and launched a bunch of new features, but one of the most surprising things hasn’t even been announced – a feature that lets you know who has been clicking on your profile.

Okay, I’m basing this on personal observation, but bear with me. There has been a “friends” box on Facebook profiles for a long time – down on the left hand side of the page under your profile picture and basic information. Previously that small square box was filled with six random friends, and I remember they were random. I’d occasionally hover over one and wonder who the hell it was? Then I’d remember it was Jay from some random holiday 2 years ago. It would pop up with people that I was friends with but never clicked on and had completely forgotten about – it was random – sure and I never particularly noticed a pattern in who turned up there.

No longer so random
Thing is – with the new profiles that list of friends is no longer so random. It now displays 10 friends not six, and you only need to refresh your profile three or four times to see that the same group of people comes up again and again. Out of my 421 friends, the same 15 come up again and again – in fact after refreshing my profile five times I don’t get any new faces and after refreshing it ten times it just keeps showing me the same 15 rearranged slightly.

Okay you say – so that’s just people you interact with the most, Facebook is just giving you links to people you are most interested in, same as it does with the news feed where it pushes people that you click on and interact with most.

But, no – it isn’t. Of those 15 people, 5 or so are people I interact with regularly, the other 10 aren’t. And I don’t regularly click on their profiles either. Sure once every so often… but there are others I would check much more regularly.

Three I haven’t messaged, interacted with or even clicked on for up to six months.

Why do those friends turn up there?
I don’t mind remotely, but it kind of makes me wonder why they are there and why Facebook isn’t clear about the process that selects those 15 out of my 421 friends. I realise you can make lists of friends which show up in that spot, but I haven’t done that.

If it’s not public interaction, and it’s not random then it’s got to be something else. The the most obvious solution is that these are people who click on my profile a lot.

And that’s where it becomes a privacy issue.

Privacy issues
As one of my friends said: “these two girls keep turning up on my friends list – but they’re not people I interact with on Facebook – so I think they must fancy me..” Just to throw another scenario out there – you can see that your ex has been clicking on your Facebook profile a lot even if neither of you have talked or interacted on there for months.

What’s more – it’s not just me who can see it – any of my friends visiting my profile can check that out, refresh my page 10 times and find the 15 people who are most interested in me.

Who is that girl you don’t know turning up in your partner’s top 15 friends – are they checking their profile a lot…?

I’m going to stop with these examples, but you see what I mean. If I’m correct, Facebook is finally releasing information about who is clicking on whose profile, it hasn’t announced it, and if it is, then it’s an encroachment of privacy.. and it could change how people behave on Facebook, as you would restrict your clicks because you know other people are aware of what you’re doing.

If there is some other reason – I would love to know it – please tell me in the comments.

UPDATE:
The Facebook press office emailed me to state that the friends list on the new profile is categorically not down to who is clicking on your profile. According to their statement – it is organised according to who you have had the most public interaction with in the past month and a half.

We quote the Facebook spokesperson:

“The Friend’s list default view is now ordered by the amount of public interaction you have with the friends in your network. When you navigate to your friends page you will see up to 50 friends with whom you have had the most public interaction within the past month and a half. These friends are displayed in a random order. The order will change every time you refresh your friends page. An alphabetical ordering of friends is still available by clicking on the second list icon to the right of the “Search friends.”

Does that ring true for your experiences? We’re still scratching our heads though, because though that makes sense for 10 of the 15 in my friends list, I swear there are at least 1 or 2 I definitely haven’t contacted in the past one and a half months…

UPDATE 2: The Response of Readers
(thanks for comments below, these are some more comments from FB and Twitter)

>>”I think you’re dead right about new Facebook. definitely some unexpected people showing up in my friends list who would feasibly be looking but I don’t have much contact with and have very little “public contact” with anyone who’s appearing.
(BTW I am totally showing up on a few girl’s profiles that I perv over semi-regularly)”

>> “Oh crap. Super creepy.”

>> “one or two people I have actually never spoken to on FB are in my list…”

>> “I didn’t find this to be the case on my FB. Entirely random. Only consistent person who came up in 15 refreshes was my husband.”

>> “That’s entirely untrue. There are a number of people who come up repeatedly with whom I’ve never interacted with on Facebook, and certainly not in the last month an a half.”

Related:Tracking clicks on Facebook: the scams, the apps and whether we want it?

Anna Leach

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  • why are people saying “oh crap, super creepy.” If these people are creeping you out, why did you add them in the first place? People need to start using common sense.

  • Has the facebook chat bar stopped showing a list of people (as in when you drag the chat bar down) on it for the rest of you as well? I'd really appreciate it if people could give me some feedback :)

  • I've tested this theory out myself. I have the same people who show up all the time on my friends list. They are people who I interact with. I commented on a girl's pic the other day who i hadn't viewed or communicated with for over a year. the next day sure enough she came up on my profile. that was because i interacted with her and she MAY have viewed my profile.

    I tested out another theory. I started viewing a random person's profile to see if he would start showing up on my profile. I didn't like his pics, comment or anything…i only viewed, there was no interaction. i have not seen him on my friend's list.

    I suspect anyone on your friend's list are people you've interacted with vice versa (messaged, commented, liked pics, poked etc) and consequently viewed. however i think it's more so someone with whom you/they interact with, NOT just someone you viewed. Just because you view someone's profile doesn't mean they'll be on your friend's list, but if you and they had an interaction either end you'll see them pop up.The other scenario is even if you haven't interacted, if THEY view your profile, they can pop up. I tested this out with a friend. I asked him to not look at my profile for a while. Over 2 months. When he started looking at it again, sure enough he started popping up on my friend's list. I believe this is the way the friend's list works, but Facebook will not disclose it because of privacy issues. I don't mind knowing whose looking at me.

  • Anybody else tried testing the chatbar? You know, where u have to drag the chat bar down until everybody disappears one by one, until the last person is standing? The reason I'm asking is because I don't know if only the last three are the people most frequently visiting your page or are the last 4th & 5th person also counted? If anybody has any idea or proof, please do let me know :)

  • No doubt, the friend suggestion is based on who's profile you view.The following happened to me: One day I signed up on facebook and didn't import any addresses or anything … the only thing I did that day was searching profiles by using names of some of my coworkers – that was it! The next day I received 4 friend request from them!!! I asked them how they knew that I was now on facebook and ALL 4 of them said that they had noticed me in their friend suggestion list ~~~ I guess that should be answer enough!!!!!!   

  •  Hey did you find out by experimenting in different computers? Were the results different? Please do let me know…

  • 1). If you make them your “friend” in the first place, what do you have to worry about?2). Anyone worried about a “privacy issue” wouldn't be on FB in the first place.

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  • Yea this would make sense…3 of the people that come up on my top 6 are people that I interact with in real life. Then there is a guy that perves over me, and then there is another guy that acts like he is playing hard to get in public but acts like he's super into me when nobody is around, and then there is a girl that absolutely hates and despises me. I un-friended this girl that hates me but when I did that she just started so much drama with me and overacted so then I re-friended her so the drama wouldnt continue. And the playing hard to get guy and the girl that despises me used to date but they both show up on my top friends the most…

  • the list of ten shows who's profile YOU are looking at. I'm absolutely sure about it!

  •  It’s happened again guys! The numbers of two to three people on my keesh-list whose profiles I very rarely or never open have increased again. I NEVER open my niece’s profile but she is still on the top four on my keesh-stalker-list. The same goes for a cousin of mine. & lastly there was a guy whose profile I visit once in while…but for the past couple of weeks I haven’t visited it. Although I did view an album on another mutual friend’s profile in which this guy had been tagged. Could that be the reason his number has increased? because I was viewing a photo that he had been tagged in?

  • But… there is a profile that I look at very regularly and I never show up on that persons friend list… explain that…  :confused face:

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  • t's got to be something else. The the most obvious solution is that these are people who click on my profile a lot.

  • Can anyone confirm if the chat bar thing really works? Is it true that the last person remaining in the chat list is the one who views your profile the most?

  • Somehow,I have to agree with you. There seems to be a concept behind the displayed listof friends on your Facebook profile. Though until now, Facebook hasn’t releasedthe “who-has-viewed-my-profile” kinda feature due to privacy and protectionrights. Most people actually prefer it that way. However, in my part, I cantell that there is truth to your idea. Anyway, there’s this guy who’s been inlove with me for years now. I don’t want to sound cocky but yes, it’s true. WheneverI tried to view his profile, I don’t know why but I always see myself displayedon his list of friends, when in fact, we rarely interact with each other inFacebook. (We’re not that close.) I can really sense that he’s viewing my profilebecause whenever I post something, he’d post something quite similar to it.Guys do that actually, they instantly have the same interest with the girlsthey like. Just sayin’ :)

  • Okay…does anyone have any idea why facebook keeps suggesting certain people to be added to my close friends list? I don't think facebook selects them randomly because I've noticed that it is always the same set of people being suggested. What is up with that?

  • Well, I've said before and I'll say again; the algorithm acts accordingly with who YOU interact with. It's initiated by what YOU do – clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth…. if you don't do any of this, then it doesn't kick-in. For example; if you simply view, then a clear indication of who that person views is ON their profile. Create a fake profile and only view other profiles…trial it and see. Timeline isn't much different. Last time I was rubbished for this 'one way traffic' finding, and I will be again, but it's true. If everybody simply viewed then you would know who looks  at you by looking at THEIR page and seeing yourself, but because this isn't the case we don't . Pick a friend who isn't active that often, then you'll see. Once we all start  clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth, the algorithm begins to operate thus determining who views YOU as very hard. 

  • Well, I've said before and I'll say again; the algorithm acts accordingly with who YOU interact with. It's initiated by what YOU do – clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth…. if you don't do any of this, then it doesn't kick-in. For example; if you simply view, then a clear indication of who that person views is ON their profile. Create a fake profile and only view other profiles…trial it and see. Timeline isn't much different. Last time I was rubbished for this 'one way traffic' finding, and I will be again, but it's true. If everybody simply viewed then you would know who looks  at you by looking at THEIR page and seeing yourself, but because this isn't the case we don't . Pick a friend who isn't active that often, then you'll see. Once we all start  clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth, the algorithm begins to operate thus determining who views YOU as very hard. 

  • Well, I've said before and I'll say again; the algorithm acts accordingly with who YOU interact with. It's initiated by what YOU do – clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth…. if you don't do any of this, then it doesn't kick-in. For example; if you simply view, then a clear indication of who that person views is ON their profile. Create a fake profile and only view other profiles…trial it and see. Timeline isn't much different. Last time I was rubbished for this 'one way traffic' finding, and I will be again, but it's true. If everybody simply viewed then you would know who looks  at you by looking at THEIR page and seeing yourself, but because this isn't the case we don't . Pick a friend who isn't active that often, then you'll see. Once we all start  clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth, the algorithm begins to operate thus determining who views YOU as very hard. 

  • Anyone notice that the 6 friend box that shows up are the same as your phone Facebook app BUT it's missing some people!In relations, those missing people appear in an unpredictable fashion to your “view as” list. That is if you type in one of your friends who is in the six box, type their initials in “view as”, they are not the first to show up on that view as list. At first, I thought this “view as” must mimic my search bar, but if you type in initials in search and view as, the order changes. I know for sure search is who you search the most. So…view as, missing people on phone, six box,…what is this?!

      • Yeah, i've noticed that as well!! So do you think these people are the ones who've been viewing our profiles alot?

        • Not sure. I can't even seem to match too well the view as list to the keesh list. But it's difficult to do do since the names on view as is alphabetically.

          PS. I haven't comment, liked, looked at people's profile who I'd love to look at over a year. I did however click on people who I don't really care about and went through their photos/new albums frequently. Actually I was getting more curious what they've become. Anyways, those people never show up on my six.

          But that six box definitely shows people who MSG me. If they didn't, they emailed me!! Which is scary to know.

  • I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but for me this has been a pattern…You see, there is someone who I know is watching me, or those who may be checking out my profile. What I have noticed here lately has been the frequency of my chat bar switching between off (grey circle), and on (green circle). Where it starts is, I leave my chat to be offline. SO what I have noticed is how often after refreshing, the chat bar will sometimes go green without me actually putting myself online…so the little green circle goes green, and then after a while it reverts back to grey…what I have also found out is, certain people will frequently show up on my top six friends, either at the same time or shortly after the green circle is seen on. and sometimes, ads with specific friends, liking them, show up as well. SO has anyone else noticed this as well? this may relate to original alice's last post…

  • It seems even the “main” larger friendbox, has changed. The top friends on the chat bar are no longer “stickies”. Actually, I find the box is pretty willy-nilly now.

  • What I have noticed, is that if any friends appear in the top box of six (underneath your cover photo) enough, they end up appearing on your side chat bar (offline). The more oten they look at your profile, the higher up they go. Then the top two become “stickies” on your main friend list.

  • I have been wondering since for some time now. If someone visits my profile, does facebook suggest me this person as friend in the homepage? I've noticed it for some time now.

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  • Oooo Oooo I got one too… I made a fake profile of my hand and named her Hizzle Efthand and I put her in a relationship with myself so it would say: “Brian is in a relationship with Hizzle Efthand!!” It worked for like a week. Some people got it, some people are stupid. But in the end, I haven't logged in to that fake facebook in over 6 months, I'm not in a relationship anymore, and I save it for people who leave their facebook open on my computer haha!! And it only has 5 friends. BUT it is one of the 15 that pop up on my page every day. Just a stat to add to your confusion. I didn't read everybodys comments here so suck it if you wanna hate. ;o)

  • for what it's worth: I PMed my old and somewhat forgotten friend two days ago, today she replied and all of a sudden there is “such-and-such (that same friend) likes blah-blah” under the “recommended pages” when I logged in to see her message. She never ever appeared there before. there is a huge chance she looked at my profile before replying, so I am a firm believer now people who appear there are those who most likely visited your profile very recently, same day likely. Makes me somewhat happy, since I saw my love interest there earlier today after not-being-there for quite some time, I know, I know, don't judge, let me live in my fantasy world for a while :) 

  • I have timeline. The 8 people that show up on my timeline are ALWAYS the same when I refresh. The 6 people who show up in the “Friends” box above the actual timeline alternate, although it is the same collection of probably ~15 people. Of the 8 who always show up on my timeline, there are a few extreme examples: One is my sister, who I rarely interact with (don't chat, like/comment on each others statuses etc.), but I'm sure we both view each others profile's fairly regularly. One is a girl I know digs me, so I wouldn't be surprised that she looks at my profile, she 'likes' some of my statuses, although the only time I've ever been to hers was the day she sent me a friend request. The sister of a girl I used to date, (and recently deleted/blocked on Facebook), just started showing up. My guess is that is aforementioned girl looking at my profile from her sister's profile. I've never interacted with her sister in any way on Facebook. Another is one of my best friends from college, and he and I have been posting shit on each others walls with some regularity over the past few weeks.

    Take what you want from that, but I think it still has something to do with who is visiting your profile.

    • I have to agree with that. I have timeline and since I got it there is the people I know visit my page (close friends ect) and a few others who have started to be CONSISTENTLY there. I think it is who views your profile if I'm honest. Have seen myself come up in friends of a few people who I don't interact with often but have been checking their profiles a bit…

  • My Keesh list has changed completely in the last week. Of my top five people, three are not even friends, and one is a person I have never even heard of. People I interact with the most are well down the list. My boyfriend- who I am always talking to on Facebook- barely makes the top 15. It makes no sense at all and I have no idea how they have calculated these numbers.The list used to be pretty accurate.

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  • I think it used to be decided by mutual views, but that seems to have changed since the list was disabled and then revised earlier this month. I now have celebrities I subscribe to (e.g. Snoop Dog) at the top of my list. Obviously, he's not looking at my profile! I also see a direct and quick correlation between my looking at someone's profile and their number going way up. I think the list now functions as it was 'supposed to' — it tells you whose profiles you're looking at most… and nothing more. Bummer!

    • That's exactly what I have noticed as well.I came to the same conclusion after long time of testing.Too bad :(

        • Yes but I have not seen/gathered enough data to jump to any conclusions yet. In the beginning of april all numbers in the list got reset (my highest number was -196. …); Before april I was 99% convinced it was based on mutual profile views. With the reset in april, all existing values seem to have been reset to a number below -1; all the numbers below -1 are still ranked in a certain order and on top of my list (with values of -0,99…) are the people who I suspect to be stalking my profile.

          When I check out a profile of a person below -1, the number increases to a value ABOVE -1… It takes some time for this to happen though (a few hours to a day) as there seems to be a delay in the refreshing of the list.

          Now… what about the values above -1… well they seem to reach this number only when you do the viewing of these other people; but then the question still remains if these actual values are further influenced by the fact the viewings were mutual or not;

          Although I am (after the reset) not really convinced anymore, I still believe mutual viewings play a role.

          The list seems to reset/refresh at a faster pace than before as the highest number I have gotten so far is -16…

          These are my *premature* conclusions so far. I made some testing and phonecalls to fb friends to aid me in the mutual viewing (and/or ask them if they had visited my profile)-) Any value above -10  –> mutual viewing-) Any value above -1 of whom you didn't visit their profile or interacted with –> they viewed you-) Any value above -1 but below -10 of a person's profile you visited –> One sided viewing of you

          Once again, it's too soon to tell. FB is messing with our heads clearly (and they know about our findings) by using different lists and putting many randoms into the equation.

          Let's keep sharing our thoughts and finsings about this!!

          • Great info! My findings are similar: The numbers are much, much lower since the reset, and the highest number I've seen is -18. (Before the reset, my top-ranked person was >-400!) I also think that time spent on the person's profile or looking at photos has an impact. Do you find that clearing your cache affects the rankings? 

          • Clearing the cache doesn't seem to have an impact. The list seems to be the same on multiple other computers as well. 

            In any case, no doubt about it that they've clearly changed the criteria. All my listed fb relatives also seem to have made the list, although we never have any interaction whatsoever – they are all clumped together.

            Hate to break it to you, but it appears more and more to be the case that the list has become definitely one sided :/The delay in updates of the list makes it hard to know for sure, but so far … I don't know anymore, it'll require more testing.

            Yes, checking out a person's profile and browsing through pictures seem to have the biggest impact.

            This just happened:I congratulated some people for their birthdays on their facebook. For a two people (A & B) I did this through the sidebar, for one (C) I went directly to his wall to post it.

            Both B & C 'liked' my birthday comment.

            Well now: A & B are still way below -1, while C suddenly skyrocketed to -9

          • Well, I've said before and I'll say again; the algorithm acts accordingly with who YOU interact with. It's initiated by what YOU do – clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth…. if you don't do any of this, then it doesn't kick-in. For example; if you simply view, then a clear indication of who that person views is ON their profile. Create a fake profile and only view other profiles…trial it and see. Timeline isn't much different. Last time I was rubbished for this 'one way traffic' finding, and I will be again, but it's true. If everybody simply viewed then you would know who looks  at you by looking at THEIR page and seeing yourself, but because this isn't the case we don't . Pick a friend who isn't active that often, then you'll see. Once we all start  clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth, the algorithm begins to operate thus determining who views YOU as very hard. 

          • “Yes they’ve clearly changed the criteria. Relatives are all near the top, about 25 of them clumped together. I have tons of cousins listed as my relatives on fb- however, most we never interact and they’ve never made the list but this time they all made the list near the top regardless.”

            Clearing cache doesn't seem to affect my rankings and I checked the results on different computers, where they appear to be the same.

            I hate to break it to you, but it appears that the list has definitely become one-sided :(Today I posted birthday wishes on three people's walls. I used the sidebar for this for person A & B and I went to the profile wall of person CBoth person B & C “like-buttoned” my post.

            One hour later persons A & B are still low on my list far below -1, while person C has skyrocketed to -9.5

            Confidential question for you MD3, is your -400 and -18 your crush whom you stalk? Is there a lot of mutual interaction between you two? Just look at your list and examine closely if you have visited all their profiles recently or browsed through pictures in which these names were tagged. I seem to be able to say that this is the case for me…

          • Yes, my top person is someone whose profile I click on, although nowhere near often enough to make the number that high. That's more true about the -400 number. And no public interaction whatsoever. I don't have any relatives identified as such, so I can't speak to that. Clearing the cache has an instant effect on my numbers. Maybe it depends on your browser? I use Google Chrome.

          • -400 was in the period when it was definitely mutual based. I am using Safari, but will try to test out some things with Google Chrome.

            So far I am 98% convinced that after the update, the list has become one sided :(

          • Ok so I didn't visit anyone's profile for a few days (only browsed the newsfeed) and ALL values are below -1 now with on top the person I have 'stalked' the most recentl. At nr 5, the person whose profile I haven't visited in the past months, but before have stalked the most in my entire facebook history.And at nr 16, a person who died 3 months ago, but who keeps appearing in my list, although I haven't visited his page all that much.

            All facts combined, and alas to say, the list seems really one-sided :((((((((

            Google edgerank, which will explain a lot

          • Same here. It's probably for the best because I'm spending a lot less time on Facebook now. 

          • And they changed it again… Now no value seems to hit the -1 and above mark ever!! The friend box variables  seem to have been tweaked as well.

            I am through analyzing this MD3, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever anymore. Just leave it be for what it is, it's not worth it. And neither is facebook as a whole.

            The END

          • Oh yeah, they keep tweaking stuff and nothing makes sense in my list anymore either. The order of people in my keesh list just seems completely randomised.

          • I noticed a change in the lower friends box too. It's now the same box no matter who views it, and the person I'd like to be in it is no longer there. Oh well. 

          • Well, I've said before and I'll say again; the algorithm acts accordingly with who YOU interact with. It's initiated by what YOU do – clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth…. if you don't do any of this, then it doesn't kick-in. For example; if you simply view, then a clear indication of who that person views is ON their profile. Create a fake profile and only view other profiles…trial it and see. Timeline isn't much different. Last time I was rubbished for this 'one way traffic' finding, and I will be again, but it's true. If everybody simply viewed then you would know who looks  at you by looking at THEIR page and seeing yourself, but because this isn't the case we don't . Pick a friend who isn't active that often, then you'll see. Once we all start  clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth, the algorithm begins to operate thus determining who views YOU as very hard. 

          •  I haven't viewed my crush's profile (I used to majorly stalk his profile at one time) for the past one year. Explain to me why is his number still showing way higher than the people I actually interact with everyday (liking, commenting, viewing profile, etc, etc)? His ranking suddenly becomes low & then suddenly increases every now & then (in spite of me having not viewed, clicked or stalked his profile or any part of it for the past one year). If it truly is one sided, then what my keesh list shows makes no logical sense :-/

          •  & I also forgot to mention: I've been asking my cousin to stalk my profile everyday. & guess what, her ranking has increased! I haven't opened her profile or touched it for a REALLY long time. So if it truly is one-sided, how come her ranking was high, reduced & then increased again in the past one week?!

    • Well, I've said before and I'll say again; the algorithm acts accordingly with who YOU interact with. It's initiated by what YOU do – clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth…. if you don't do any of this, then it doesn't kick-in. For example; if you simply view, then a clear indication of who that person views is ON their profile. Create a fake profile and only view other profiles…trial it and see. Timeline isn't much different. Last time I was rubbished for this 'one way traffic' finding, and I will be again, but it's true. If everybody simply viewed then you would know who looks  at you by looking at THEIR page and seeing yourself, but because this isn't the case we don't . Pick a friend who isn't active that often, then you'll see. Once we all start  clicking, viewing, likes, commenting so-forth, the algorithm begins to operate thus determining who views YOU as very hard. 

  • i can't believe these girls talking about stalkers on their friends list.  You are paranoid.  If you think they are stalkers then why do you add them as friends??  That said my experience is:- I have people I have rarely publicly interacted with that show up- I have people I interact with often that don't show up- then I have people that suddenly show up for a day or two and drop off …   despite no public interaction

    I had been thinking that it had to do with who checked my profile, but then recently I verified with a friend that he had not interacted with my profile in any way in the past 2 days, yet he was showing top of the list.

    Personally, I prefer Facebook making public the true criteria , this way we are not imagining things

  • I don't think it's a privacy concern. If you don't want someone looking at your profile then don't have them as a friend. It's kind of the point of having someone as a friend on facebook…they can look at your profile and you can look at theirs. Nothing has changed except that now you can see that they're doing what they're expected to do in order to actually make use of the site. The people you are looking at should have that same expectation. If a person feels like they need to hide and are bothered that someone knows that person is using facebook to look at their profile (which, again, is its purpose, no?) then maybe their issue is that they're not using it with the purest of intentions and really ARE being creepy…in which case I'm glad the creepee is aware of the creeper's activity

    • Thankyou! Someone needed to point this out. I fully agree that if you don't know someone, don't add/accept them. And if you do, expect them to see everything on your profile. At the same time, if you are viewing someones profile regularly without talking to them this is very “stalker” like, especially if you don't want them knowing you are doing so! GET A LIFE! Or even better, talk to them! It is called a 'social' network for a reason :)

  • so is the edgerank described in the link below by Foxy Vixen the same as the Keesh/stalker list? I know we all think the Keesh list is based on mutual views, but what if it's just the pure EdgeRank?  I have been checking two FB profiles every day for the past few months (my friend's and my romantic interest/crush) and for a while both were moving up on the Keesh list with the same rate. But few days ago the crush's numbers went from ~120 to 50 (ouch!) while that friend's number went from ~ 130 to 150. I was a bit disappointed, assuming the number of mutual views went down. It may be still the case… but then I re-read the EdgeRank article again and realized that in the last month or so I clicked on many photos of my friend (she has old-style profile page), while I didn't click on a single photo of my crush even though he posted a lot of new ones. The reason I didn't click on them is because he got the timeline and photos appear so huge there, there is no need to click on them to see the details. He also shares  a lot of youtube videos, and since I always have troubles with video-viewing plugin on my laptop, I usually just click on the actual youtube link and never watch them on FB itself…. so I realized that maybe I reduced his EdgeRank by “ignoring” his photos and videos? He got timeline in the beginning of March, so I guess it took a month for the Keesh list (or EdgeRank) to catch up. According to that article, viewing photos and videos increases the EdgeRank….Both of those people still appear on my LSB10 friends with the same frequency, it seems, and the chat bar order didn't change.

    By the way, it seems there is another Alice on this forum that posted 3 weeks ago, so I post under the name of Original Alice :) I did post here few times before as “Alice”… and it was more than 3 weeks ago

  • To whom this may concern for whoever has timeline. Okay, so now I can determine, some of the friends that show up on the friends list on the right side on timeline, they HAVE to be someone who has recently interacted with your profile. For me, it has always been noticing recommended pages, from certain people, then two days later, they show up on my friends list. Contrarily, I have been following suit on a certain friend, who uploads vlogs on youtube. he seems to be following me, yet doesn't talk. Sometimes, I would write out notes, and then a few days later, he'd upload a vlog talking in reference to what I wrote. I can prove this, because two days before he showed on the right friends list just now, recommended pages, showing what he likes, started showing up all at once. What made it even more suspicious was, not only were there recommended pages, but also a sponsored ad, saying “he likes this”.

  • Has anyone ever noticed, that the right bottom portrait of the 8-friend box stays fix all the time, while the other 7 switch places when you hit the browser refresh button.

    With me the right bottom friend changes after a certain period in someone else, however for the last two weeks I have only have two different right bottom friends – alternating places with each other.

    I (almost) know for a fact that these two persons are the ones who visit my wall the most often (however I also interact with them and visit their wall)

  • Has anyone ever contemplated about how certain sponsored ads tend to show with certain friend’s names such as “So-so likes this”? Like I could go on my profile page, and see that this person likes something, but underneath, this is the same person from the top friends in the smaller friends box. another case is, the ads are mostly also from friends that show up on the “deactivate” page.

    maybe if someone uses facebook much less, or is offline from chat, for a long time, they start to drop off. I checked my chatbar, and the some people who had a longevity of time up there, are now off the list. The search bar remains the same for the someone who fell off my chat list…hmmm…

  • I know about the first and hope he fixes it soon. The second and third look to work fine. What did I miss?

  • I literally only talk to one person regularly on facebook, and he doesn’t show up at all. Only people who I notice pay attention to my posts do, but I do not have any particular interaction with any of them. They don’t even like my shit that much. But it’s often the same collection, as you said happened to you.

  • Thanks for the link to the article. It was informative. Obviously there are other “edges” involved in individual marketing campaigns. Especially the marketing and presentation of facebook data.
    Possibly now we can all stop believing we are the centre of a fantasy universe. Where ex-lovers pop out of the woodwork. And start remembering that we are, in fact, all being vaguely market manipulated by our own curiosity and self-centredness. Not that it’s a bad thing. In general.
    Thanks again.

  • Facebook programmers are highly intelligent people. Facebook can afford to employ the very best minds, recruited from anywhere in the world. They would never, ever allow a system to operate which could violate their privacy laws – is he stalking me? am I stalking them?
    Facebook is first and foremost a business.
    They would like to keep your custom. It generates revenue.
    A fool proof way of generating revenue is to keep people talking. . . to encourage people to check on other people.
    They do have an algorithm. It must involve a mix of parameters. One of which is “who has been silent for a while?” Another would be “who is popular”. And another would be frequent searches . . . . not necessarily current searches, but based probably at some time in the past.
    Clever aren’t they? These facebook programmers? People are still talking, and checking.

  • I noticed this over a year ago. I agree with you 100% that these are the people looking at your profile. I mostly have proof because I’ve been told by 3 or 4 people directly that they stalk my facebook….and those people undoubtedly, appear on my page. Another thing, if you drag your mouse over someone’s name so you can see yours and their mutual friends, the same people on your page also appears on that friends list. Coincidence? I don’t think so!

  • So funny that I noticed this over a year ago. I agree with you 100% and it is a privacy issue. Whether or not facebook realizes what they’re doing here, or if it’s just a technical glitch thats gone unnoticed….you can see who has been looking at your profile this way. I thought I was going crazy when I noticed that, happy someone finally posted about it

  • So…there’s a lot of comments…so maybe someone said this already…but here we go anyway…

    Facebook knows that if they enable the “who’s viewing whose profile?” that all of you will rile up in rage about privacy over an actually super enlightening feature: you know who is creeping on you now.

    So what they did was add an element of randomness. This is so easy to do. I just finished making a video game and to have a consistent set of data, blended with some random set of data, is really easy.

    Also, has anyone thought at all that maybe these people, are people that YOU visit a lot? That’s definitely what I thought of first, because that’s what I noticed happening.

    Finally, I think it’s all three combined with “public interaction” so that you will be REALLY confused when you look at your data, so you can’t rile up in rage for something that may actually help make the world more safe because now you can avoid those creepy people who visit your profile a little TOO much.

  • Does anyone know how to edit the number of friends displayed within the profile box in the main body?? I’ve noticed that some of my friends have 10 friends displaying, I have 6.

  • I kinda like knowing.. it’s helped me predict a few stalkers that appeared at my work. Two separate occasions, two separate people. At least this way, I wasnt surprised.

  • The new timeline has two boxes that show your friends. Does anyone know which box to pay attention to? Is it the one next to Photos, Maps, and Likes, or the friends box to the right?

  • ..you like that lame attempt to give a dull post some energy by adding “!” at the end? Yeah boi

  • ..you like that lame attempt to give that long winded post some energy by putting a “!” at the end?

  • Even in the new timeline profile I’m noticing coincidences. In the six friends shown, my ex frequently appears – even though we were never ‘in a relationship’ on Facebook, nor did we interact much on there. Never come to think of it. Perhaps it’s just wishful thinking, but as it’s a relatively recent break up on good terms, it’s possible she’s checking out my profile. Further, after getting off the phone to a friend of mine earlier today – whom I rarely interact with online – she then appears in my top 6. Finally, there is one girl who consistently pops up – a girl whom I see often but again only interact with on the phone or in person. This too leads me to conclude she, like the others, are viewing my profile frequently.

    I actually have nothing against knowing whom is “stalking” me, nor do I care who knows whom I’m “stalking”. I understand privacy is an extremely, extremely complex and sensitive issue, but in this particular case I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest, who gives a f*ck? In fact I think it’s rather sweet knowing who’s been checking you out; like a subtle poke.

    In summary, my “top friends” are always either people I frequently interact with online, or girls I frequently see in person but never online. Both instances, as well as the opening examples strongly indicate that the friends whom regularly appear on your profile are those whom often frequent your profile!

  • @Sarah. I have 2 fake profiles that I use to onseidedly stalk myself. One is a year old, the other is 2 yrs old. I can say that over time, both profiles have shown up in many of the expected places. Last summer, both of my fake profiles were showing up on searchbar, MO5, Make facebook you homepage, briefly no the offline chatbar, and relatively higher than expected positions on the keeseh stalker list considering I never viewed/ interacted w these fake profiles (ie #25 and #80 out of 500 friends)…. neither was ever on LSB10 curiously (I think that LSB10 has more to do w more mutuality?)

    However, as of right now, both fake profiles have disappeared completely from my keesh list, from search bar, from chatbar… Basically, i can’t find hints of my fake profiles anywhere on my real profiles anymore. I think it’s possible that facebook may have changed its settings so that profiles that use the same IP address can’t really show up so that suspicious ppl like us can’t easily do these tests anymore. I’m now running a test w a 3rd fake profile from a school computer to see what I can find out. I suggest other ppl to do the same too so that we can compare findings in a few weeks :) I can’t think of any other way.

  • @Sarah00, I think your “experiment” is a good idea. However, take a look at Elle’s comments above. I think you would need to do this from a different computer with a different IP address. Otherwise, your results could be questionable.

    Btw, I have noticed the Keesh numbers jump up or down on my list every couple of days. This happens without my stalking or visiting his profile at all. No clicks, no “likes” no comments lately. So why would it jump from -89.blahblahblah to -92.blahblahblah? Just curious. Also the names on the list fluctuate as well. Again, without me “interacting” with those other profiles at all.

    • Yeah you are right…I’d have to try it from a different computer. But for some reason my stalker list takes one week to update itself & not every couple of days anymore. I wonder why it updates itself faster on other’s computers :-/

  • Okay here is another question: Has anyone ever created a fake profile and stalked their own real profile and checked the stalker-keesh-list on their real profile to see the ranking of their fake profile name?

  • guys, there has GOT to be something to that offline chat bar. I can’t figure out exactly what it is though :(

  • k i just went to test this theory. went on my friends profile and saw my mom at the friends at the top 6 friends or whatever. now i know my boy wouldnt be going on my moms profile. she is old sick and crippled :(. and my mom is the stalker. so who knows right

    • @ annonymous, on timeline, the 6 friends you see on another person’s profile are different from what the account holder actually sees. what you see on their profile seems to be based on the mutual friends you have. For the standard facebook, i’m pretty sure the people displayed in LSB10 list is the same for the account holder and the profile visitor. I have multiple profiles so I’ve been doing many tests for many months to try to crack the code but still can’t come up with anything conclusive sadly :(
      However, someone mentioned above that stalkers with the same ip address as you may not show up in the same suspected places as regular stalkers so I’m about to try another experiment w a 5th profile using a school computer w a different ip address to stalk my real profile and see if i can FINALLY conclusively figure anything out. haha

  • Sarah, the Keesh list changes for me too. I find it changes every couple of days or so (even after clearing the cache). The weird thing is that sometimes my guy is at #1 with a -32 score, then remains at #1 with a higher score, say -130, without me changing the number of visits to his profile. Lately my “interactions” have been limited to quick peeks at the profile picture (that everyone can see).

    • Actually “quick peeks” are also counted when it comes to the count/rank increasing (believe it or not!). Pretty much clicking on anything that is related to his profile including clicking to see who are the people who have “liked” a status-update of his/a link of his that might be appearing on your news-feed, can also increase the rank…Can you try not to take any ‘quick peeks”/or try not to click on anything related to him whatsoever, then maybe you can figure out if it is mutual.

  • Has the Keesh list stopped changing the past few days? Mine hasn’t budged for at least three. I’d been comparing the changes day-to-day for a while, then suddenly nothing ever changed even though interactions both ways changed a lot.

    One thing I see on the dropdown search list is that new profile picture changes lag there for days while they update almost instantly if you check old messages.

    Too, it seems like there’re two almost not quite static dropdown versions that seem to alternate. They have very different contents. Maybe if someone is online or not at the time?

  • Has the Keesh list stopped changing the past few days? Mine hasn’t budged for at least three. I’d been comparing the changes day-to-day for a while, then suddenly nothing ever changed even though interactions both ways changed a lot.

    One thing I see on the dropdown search list is that new profile picture changes lag there for days while they update almost instantly if you check old messages.

    Too, it seems like there’re two almost not quite static dropdown versions that seem to alternate. They have very different contents. Maybe if someone is online or not at the time?

  • Sarah00, I haven’t been here in a while. Can you please repost the link to the Keesh list? Why with all the new FB updates and new profile timeline, I can’t keep track of what is going one anymore. Thanks!

  • yea, it’s DEFINITELY who’s been on your profuile recently, because someone keeps appearing on mine, and i know why.

  • The ten people that appear on my wall have barely Any public interaction with my facebook. There’s a group of people who I have been tagged in group pictures with recently but there are two people who appear every time I refresh my page and I have NEVER had Any interaction with them!! It definitely has something to do with who views your page!!!

    • try posting something that you know will be of interest to who you feel watches you. my indicator has been me finding people who I may know based upon a friend that hasn’t spoken to me in a month. I find this out after talking to someone else publicly on facebook.

      so let’s say, I posted a comment on someone’s post. Minutes later, these friends of someone who doesn’t even talk to me show up, in the people you may know box. I know it is this one person because he’s the only person who shows up when I click on the “1 mutual friend”

  • @Joe: yep, that’s my point. people on your chat bar are not people who chat with you most, I am convinced those are people who have viewed your profile the most or have viewed it recently. I have multiple evidence of that, like some would mention they saw a pic of mine, and they instantly move up on the cat bar, and we never ever chat with each other.

    • the odd case is when the list on the chatbar tends to correspond with the search bar. For example, this random girl, that I honestly never talk to, has shot up first with her four initialed name, on the search bar. by tonight I’ll check my chat bar and see if she has been put up there. The wonder is, the guy I like, I haven’t talked to him for like a month and a half, an he is still first on the search bar for his username, and last name, but now he’s second to the guy who is now talking to me by his first initial. he has been on the chatbar for the longest time, and he is at the very bottom, right under the guy I have been talking to.

      I looked at someone else’s profile, who happened to be under the mysterious girl, then she went down as soon as I checked back. it has to be mutual viewing on that search bar, and chat bar. I want to know where you can drag it down, to where someone is the only one left. that would be very helpful.

  • you know when you get these “recommended pages” or “people you may know”? At first it may appear to be different people liking something, but as you venture into your profile, such as going to your photos, it’ll line up to someone in particular. For whoever spots this, try going to your notes, photos, or anything that you know that is able to be looked at by someone else, and notice who shows up most as “so-so likes this” it’s been the same case, when sometimes, I wrote notes and saw friends of this one person in particular in the “people you may know”, a little while after posting. it.

    as soon as I noticed the pattern, it stopped, and this wasn’t the first time I noticed this either.

    I read your post alice. someone is definitely interested in me, yet doesn’t talk to me. this person in particular, has been on the chat bar for as long as I can remember, but doesn’t even talk to me and no one ever overlaps him.

  • … sometimes I think FB just messes up with our heads lol! I wouldn’t be surprised if they have special stuff who looks all day at people interactions on FB, decides who our obsession is and starts messing up with us by showing or not showing them on our profiles. I’ve been following who shows up on my LSB and chat bar for a while, and most of the times I conclude it’s based on mutual interactions, but not always.

    the only certain conclusion I came up with so far is: if people are not showing up on your LSB or chat bar, then they are not interested in you and you are not interested in them.

    as an experiment, I went to few of my real-life friends profiles to look who shows up on their LSB10. All of these people have few hundreds of FB friends from their previous lives in school, college, jobs, hobbies or what not. Interestingly, people who were on their friends list were mostly people from their “current” life, i.e., their boyfriends/girlfriends, relatives, our mutual friends (including myself), their other good friends, etc. It’s almost like if you want to find out who is important to a certain person as fas FB interactions, go to their profile and see who is on their friends list. That’s why many make it private. It doesn’t always work, however. I, for example, have only ~60 friends on FB and interact/stalk regularly with only 3 people, plus occasionally visit other profiles if they have interesting photos, so my LSB list is kinda weird, but still is quite representative of my current life.

  • This is such an interesting issue to discuss about. I have heard people saying that the top 15 are those who had recently viewed your profile. Though some people have been debating about the same person that keeps appearing on the top 15 are those they often stalk, I don’t think that is the case. I have been stalking a few profiles on FB however, their faces don’t appear on my top 15 list. I am not sure whether mine’s appears on theirs or not because unfortunately the person(s) whom i stalk had set their friend’s list as private. such a bummer. LOL. Regardless, I do believe it has something to do with recent views/interactions either publicly or in private. Nevertheless to what extend is the time frame of “recent viewers” is a bit tricky to be answered because apparently some of the friends who appear in my top 15 list are those who I barely (perhaps never) interacted with. Another question that wonders me is if we were to set our friend list as private, would our profile appear on the profile of person whom we stalk?

  • Here’s what I have noticed:

    1) Most of the friends that are on my friends list are indeed friends that I have had the ‘most interactions’ with. This doesn’t necessarily mean I comment on their statuses, like, etc. ALL the time. This includes tags in pictures, check-ins, etc. I am tagged in TONS of the same pictures as 3 of my friends who I went on a trip with half a year ago, barely if not ever talk to them now. But they still show up on my friends and chat list.

    2) 3 of the friends that are on my list are the ones that I stalk. I doubt they are checking out my profile, but it’s funny how they consistently show up on mine. I stalk their pages all the time! But I’m never on their friends list!!

    3) I made a fake profile to stalk one of my crushes. There was an earlier post about Facebook using your internet cache to streamline ads, etc. This has to be somewhat true. I logged onto my fake account and looked at the suggested friends list. They were all people who’s profiles I’ve viewed using my REAL account! My fake and real account are not connected at all (i.e. I did not add myself). There is definitely some connection between the stored information on your computer and what facebook is presenting to you. This explains when you search someone typing one letter, it automatically brings up the person you’ve viewed or interacted the most.

    So I don’t know if it really shows who has been stalking you, for me it definitely shows who I have been stalking the most.

  • delicious! very interesting, I liked it.

  • I think FB also monitors who you email and who emails you but specifically from gmail and hotmail accounts. I did a test and emailed my business account from my gmail account and my business profile showed up as a person I may know. Also, I had emailed a person who is not a FB friend and he shows up in the people I may know. He has a hotmail account and I used my gmail account to email him.

  • I’m convinced it’s people who have recently visited your profile and Facebook is just trying to cover their asses with the whole “public interactions” statement. There’s one person who consistently shows up in my top friends who I don’t publicly interact with on Facebook. Actually, most of the people in my top friends are people I don’t publicly interact with. Yet, the people who I DO publicly interact with almost daily, are almost never in my top friends. And when they are, it’s usually after a time when I know they had visited my profile.

  • I found this interesting too and have been doing some experimenting with it and trying to figure out exactly how these people are chosen. It’s not who you interact with the most. Mine pops up with many people that I haven’t talked with in a long time soooo…I’ve been keeping track of a friend’s page list with someone I am friends with but not not direct friends on my FB page…this person is a mutual link between us. I’ve had interactions with this person offline mostly. Not stalking or anything. Same sex but just an experimentation to try to nail it down further. I know this person’s schedule, when they come on the most, etc. The times where I know they are not online and don’t have access to a computer they don’t show up in this friend’s friend list. This was spot on time and time again. I even called at one point asking if they were online and they said yes or that they had recently gone on that day; hence showing up either higher up or lower on the list.

    This person was not online for a number of days. I pushed it even further. I posted something on my page tagging our mutual friend and the context of my post would be of great interest to this other person. I was curious since friends of friends and tagging a friend will show up in their friend’s newsfeed as well. She would ultimately get wind of it and piqued curiosity since this friends that we are both friends with has been tagged in my post. Sure as you know what, within 12 hours of my posting and tagging our mutual friend with content this other person would also be interested in…the entire day and I tracked it, they were showing up nonstop usually higher up on the friend’s list. Come to find out, they in fact online that day and reading what I had posted because our mutual friend was tagged.

    Long story short. The more I’ve experimented with this, I believe it’s telling of who has been online most recently. Higher up on the friend list are the ones who are online at that moment or actively browsing. The ones who are lower in the friend list were recently on or haven’t clicked on a post or what have you for some time due to reading or signing off, etc. Of course, there are still those showing up that do seem to be random but very small few that show up but believe now it tells you who is online or has been online recently.

  • Who cares? That’s what Facebook is all about interacting with people isn’t it. You can always not have any friends if it bothers you that much but you’d probably be unhappy if you were ignored. You sound like a paranoid, self obsessed moaner that probably no-one is that interested about anyway. Humans are curious in humans like cats are curious about other cats and dogs are curious about other dogs so don’t read so much into it. It’s not all about you! Grow up!

  • Its soo true everyone on my friends bar i always talk to and i always catch them on my facebook page….
    thats sooo creepy haha

  • I’ve been noticing for some time that my LSB10 hasn’t changed much at all. Everytime I log in, I see the same sort of people 10- 12 maybe in the rotation, when I refresh for some time, then log off. Some people I know check on me, have been coming on and off lately. However, my crush has been on the LSB10 list, every single day since I first realized his frequency of showing up on the LSB10…

    The note reader, he appears on and off such as a few others, but I have an idea that he does checks on me from time to time. I personally told him on another website, not to talk to me on facebook, and he rarely likes my statuses, or video links.

    Maybe the fact that I reduced myself to just visiting my facebook, instead of staying on it all day long, may be affecting this. I also noticed that my search bar has updated faster than it usually did when I stopped going on facebook all day long. These are just visits. Maybe facebook knows we may log on and refresh a lot, and expect us to expect our crush, or familiar friends to show up on the LSB10.

    I haven’t really been talking to people, and especially not checking profiles for a while, and few people have dropped off my LSB10(such as the note reader, but he goes on and off frequently), but as for my crush to remain on the list for more than five days, there must be something under the covers ;)

  • SO ya, i just want to share my case .
    There are 1 guy, have 2 Fb accounts. The one is already full (reach 5000) and the other is still adding many friends. He’s sort of popular guy.
    I used to stalk the full account, maybe once in a while i visited his profile, liked his statuses, saw his photos, and he appear in my top list. The second account i did the same but no too much like the first one. The second account also appear in my list.

    So i just stop interact with these accounts, and the second one is gone from my list and the first account still there, for a long time (why?). I keep wait for that account to be gone from my list to show that the reason he appear in my list cos i stalk him. But i wonder maybe he visited my profile too.

  • I definetly believe this. When you hover over a friends profile pic it shows a tab showing 5 mutual friends, and this one girl kept showing up in that tab over and over again. I have never interacted with her on fb. Also whenever I hit “see friendship” for someone, she always shows up on that page too. She doesn’t show up in my friends list on my profile page, but heres what happens a lot: I will be online, then ill see her sign on, and within minutes she will start appearing in my friends list with every single refresh…strange…almost like I can tell when she viewed my page…but the next day she wont be on there anymore.

  • It’s true, if they like you enough to keep looking on your page why are they not msg you etc? It is strange, that it’s your crushes but there has to be something else in it?

  • I don’t really interact on Facebook much. I’ll post maybe 1 status a month, maybe a like or a comment here and there that’s it. Here’s what I got:

    2 friends who always show up regularly on my top 10. I could imagine they check my profile regularly because I talk to them often.

    5 people who I talk to once in a while. They just started showing on my top 10 so maybe they checked my profile briefly to see how I’m doing.

    1 semi-famous person who I doubt would check my profile regularly if at all.

    2 girls whose profiles I have checked on and off for months now but never talked to them. They just showed up this past week. This happens often as there will be other girls showing up. However, I’m not in their top 10.

    What does this all mean? Who knows, it would be nice if the girls who checked out my profile were ones that were into me, but I bet if I messaged them they’d ignore me haha.

  • Haha, if you’re suspicious about which ‘friends’ are viewing your profile, maybe you need to do a cleanup on your ‘friends’ list.

  • anybody has any insights for the new friend box on facebook timeline…there are 2*6 friends photos…6 small photos under your name and another 6 bigger photos on the right….the small photos box looks like the old MO5…

  • There is one particular friend whose profile page I view constantly several times a day, send & receive private messages from, occasionally chat with, I’m always “liking” her posts & she posted something on my wall last night, yet she STILL isn’t showing up on the list on my page & I’m not showing up on hers. Many of the people w2ho are showing up are people I almost never interact with. What gives?

  • I’m pretty sure it’s people who check your profile often. None of the 10 people in my list are people who’s profiles I have visited recently. What’s also interesting is that those people have in person, shown an interest in me in the past. There are also four people whom I haven’t talked to recently… Those guys, I’m not entirely sure about… But, the other 6 girls are people who seem to like me.

  • The keesh list doesn’t work anymore. I don’t know why, or if it will ever be fixed again. Which sucks…I really wanted to check it out

  • if this is true my suspicions about some friends has gay feelings towards me. ffs this is so lame. well, now there’s nothing left to do but to mock them for what they really is in real life, faggots who wants my penis up theyre ass. FFS its not cool to be a really handsome guy with a positive aura. Retarded noobs dont know how to act. gtfo my shit. should i just delete them? i’m not homophobic cause i’m secure about myself but this is just creepy. 1 positive thing though two of the hottest girls i know show up there too :)

  • isn’t strange that our crash is always first on the keesh list, is this an illusion?..for some lucky guys is possible to have the crush who views them profile..but almost all of us have the crush on the first..strange no?

  • @sara00: I too check the keesh-list ALL DAY! I noticed that an old crush remains at #1 and his numbers jump (way up in some cases) and I DO NOT look at his page at all!

    Keesh-list is based on both ways tracking…I’m SURE of it!

  • Hey guys, thanks for the interesting read. I’ve been telling my friends for months that the people in your LSB10 are not random and are in some way related to who you visit and who visits your profile, so it’s comforting to know I’m not the only one dwelling on this.

    My LSB10 used to switch up regularly, but for the past 2 weeks or so it has switched back between two lists of people. All of them except 1 are people I correspond with regularly in public, and some people show up on both lists. I’d say it’s 15 people in total who are always there.

    There was one exception only – my boyfriend’s best friend. My BF and I haven’t told anyone about our relationship yet as it’s very new, but his best friend who is female and someone I know fairly well, has for the first time in the history of our facebook friendship been a regular on my LSB10, and coincidentally she is the only one he has told about us. She moves up and down the list, but she is always there. Whether it’s because she has liked my status’ and pictures recently or it’s related to the amounts of times she checks my profile I don’t know, but I have only checked her profile once so the communication between us is most certainly one-sided.

    Anther thing I am inclined to believe is the chat offline list being comprised of people who check your profile often, and not the other way around. When I scroll to the very bottom, my boyfriend is the one left, but as I continue to move up, every person on the list is a valid choice for someone who I have a lot in common with, and who would have a reason to visit my profile often. I don’t check people’s profiles a lot, not even my boyfriend’s because I know how inactive he is (he usually just signs in to lurk), and I mostly like or comment on my friends’ content from the homepage if at all, but I know for a fact that all of the people on my offline list check my profile regularly if not daily, some who don’t even leave comments or wall posts, but who occasionally hit me up in private messages.

    Also, I am never online on facebook chat, so the list has nothing to do with who you have chatted the most with.

    I don’t think people should expect facebook to reveal for a fact that their algorithms are based on profile visits and or clicks, that’s just counter productive for them. The way it is now keeps people guessing and keeps people coming back to check – everyone has a crush, a boyfriend/girlfriend they keep an eye on, an ex they wish stalked them etc etc etc, and facebook uses this to keep the traffic going, it’s brilliant and it’s not something they’re going to give up any time soon.

  • My LSB10 has been goofing up with different people each time I refresh. sometimes it would be obvious people showing up, then others I have an idea that would be looking at me, followed by randomners. What I did realize was yesterday, my sister (one of the ones I have idea of) showed up on my LSB10 after she tried to add me down as her brother. Of course I refused. I have my page blocked fromm family seeing it. It’s nothing private, but it’s something about wanting to get to know people other than them. Anyhoo, after she sent me the family request, she sudden;y showed up on my LSB10, and she has been there since yesterday.

    Also I took note that someone liked a link that I shared, and afterwards, he started showing up on the LSB10 as well. Another suspicion I have is, I haven’t been talking to the guy I like, and this is the third day I’ve noticed that he’s been showing up on the LSB10. I noticed before, that he would partially show up during the day, and stay for a while on the LSB10, then disappear, then show up again, after the “7:00 PM” rotation.

    he’s one of the ones who usually stay on the LSB10 despite the list changing for the next day. I have been taking note of who shows up most, and he is one of them, and another suspect I have towards my family is my mother. She is showing up a lot on the LSB10. It’s nothing towards my family, but I really take facebook to be a way to communicate with different people. I’m guessing that the mother would keep showing up because I don’t talk to her in real life, so she would need to try to see what I am doing on facebook, but it shouldn’t be possible since I blocked her from seeing anything I post. In conclusion, I can tell that some people on my list of LSB10, are in fact looking at my posts, or my profile, but are trying to make it subtle at the same time. It’s been while, what has anyone else found about their LSB10, anything new?

  • Might be some truth in it, i noticed that a while back also, with people whom i’ve never had any public interaction with online, they’re only on my friendslist as they’re relatives

  • i constantly visited a profile..and two days ago on the keesh list this person was in the 2 position (-18), after one day she was at -9, and I’m sure she’s not visited my profile..and she’s not interested in me; good to know, cos my crush is at first and the number seems not to change..by the way, the person that was 2 appear on my left 10 list today..cos I visited her? probably will remain on that list for a short time..cos she won’t visit me..

  • well I looked on my profile and there wasn’t this guy, seconds later after he logged on he was on that friends bar. I think the more people you interact with and the more people look at your profile make it harder to show up on this bar. I almost know it doesn’t have much to do with private chatting and mostly to do with commenting or viewing a person’s profile. I have talked to this guy for about 3 years all the time (on private chat) he never shows up and yet this other guy I’ve almost never talked to shows up in a matter of seconds. In conclusion (this is just theory not proven fact) , the more people that you interact with through your profile (and people that look at your profile) the harder it is to change those 15 people viewed on your profile. The less people comment or look at your profile the easier those 15 change. That’s why some peoples don’t change every so often and others do. Really it is true genius that Facebook did this in just the right way for people not to get too suspicious. Obviously people are catching on.

  • well…i’ve been speculating with myself bout this top friends list. As i notice, when you view your page as different people (using view as feature) the top list change. So my friends who visit my profile will not see my top friend list. Maybe fb did this to cover our top list so it remains private to us. Why private? Perhaps the list shows our stalkers, or the people we interact the most. Thats just my opinion..

    • That’s not entirely true about the friends not being seen by the publuc, and it is not facebook doing this. You may have it on settings to have your friends list privatized from the public. I just checked it, with view as, and my friends are shown when I use the “view as” one of the friends.

  • I have an update! a friend just wished me a happy new year, and then my LSB10 updated, and now that same person that PM’d me is on my LSB10, with others who were already on the list yesterday. I was around 4:10 PM when this happened, but the PM was sent hours ago.

    My speculation is, maybe the PMer checked out my page after I didn’t message back fast enough. My crush has been appearing almost everyday on my LSB10, and this is no surprise after I did tell him to be himself. I guess I must have impacted him… ~_~

  • i believe that one girl who receive more private message from stalkers than a man can do a better research of what we are trying to understand..maybe a private message can be consider a true proof of a person who is interested in you..than the days ahead look the behaviour of the list on the left, or the chat list…

  • I think it is more about…how frequently you go to their profile…I don’t think it is about who is viewing your profile…Logically taken…Maybe romantically talking..we wish our crush…to be in the list for ever…and we create this illusion…

  • I still can’t figure out if it’s people viewing me or not. All I know is there are people who I interact with a lot more on there that don’t show up. So how do they choose who appears on your friends list?

  • with a fake a account i see my crush (that is not my friend and even know me with that account) on the top of my stalker list..-17 is the number, impossible thinking that she viewed my profile..so sadly I have to say that the stalker list isn’t who view your profile..and a negative number means nothing..

  • hello to everybody!I was reading your comments for a while..and in the maintime looking at those 10 that constantly appear in my profile too..and for a long time they were just the same ten…then I noticed that another friend happened to appear among those nine…after some minutes he sent me a message asking me about one of my friends..how do I know her cause she looks pretty ect..So this one was looking at my friend list. This is only an observation….and I don’t know if it means something.. I didn’t know about this site until today….but In my mind there was always this kind of logical explanation…not the one about profile viewing, but the interacting one…Yes I have these 10…which they do not change at all for a long time… subconsciously I used to think that they were the ones that I view their profile frequently…while the other ones do not appear..cause I do not look at them at all. Among these 10 for instances you can notice small variations of one or two friends at least..but that because you have interacted somehow with them Which I believe can be true because I noticed that too…

  • better…in the morning take a note of the 12 or 14 or whatever people who see on the left refreshing the page many times…if someone else appear during the day on the list, well..maybe is viewed your profile…possible?

  • I notice that I have a girl who usually remain on my list 2 days and when she disappear another girl take her place for 2 days more or less..seems there are person on the list who changes and ciclycally return in a week..we can try to take note of profiles that repeatedly return..then we could look who is online on facebook (for example the people who are posting something)..and if someone appears for a short time on your list in that day (for 1 hour or more)..probably is someone who viewed your profile..

  • hay look someboy is plain with me and im gettin tired of thies bitches plain some body from any where from a different state needs to get off of my page cause im tring to talk to my father and familys and other friends ………. sincerely elissa m…….

  • What’s with that field of six friends just left to the photo field in the new timeline setup??…

    It seems like the old mouseover five. The same 20 people shifting each time I refresh. And it does not seem like the 20 people I stalk the most.

  • It’s very simple people. If you do not have any interaction with that person and you never look at his or her profile, then it must be him who is constantly “interacting” with you by clicking on your profile! Me and another guy both like the same girl and we are both constantly spying on each other’s movements. Naturally we both appear on each others top friend list. Of course, we NEVER talk, chat, or comment on each other. And if you ever wonder how did we become “friends” in the first place, well, thats a long story. As the saying goes “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer”.

  • on LSB10:

    these are my observations based on ~ 20 recent daily recording on who appears there.

    I have 54 friends, and only 25 appeared on LSB10 in the last 20 days, they other 29 were completely absent. most of the 25 friends are people with whom I was tagged together on some photos, but not all of them. I have no common photos with 3 of the “25”, but I did comment on few of their posts or did wall posts. So even though “25” make some sense to me, I am not completely sure how they were selected, it’s quite possible mutual/ one-way profile views play role, but I have no proof. Most likely it’s all of the above: photos, posts, comments, likes, views, according to some formula or what not.

    then, I think figured out the frequency of daily appearance of the “25” on the LSB10. It’s pretty much random, but some rules apply:

    1) no one is there for more than 2 days in a row
    2) if someone is absent today after being there yesterday, it’s 100% chance they will not be there tomorrow
    3) if some one is absent for 3 days in a row, it’s 100% chance they will be there the following day

    so if I apply these rules, every day I get exactly 12 people who “qualify” to show up there tomorrow. I believe 10 is chosen randomly out of these 12. My list changes 7 pm ET, but I noticed one or two people can change the following morning (but stay within the 12 qualified people I mentioned above).

    bottom line: if your interest shows up on your LSB10, good news, but it means nothing if you have common things like posts or photos. And frequency of appearance on LSB10 doesn’t mean anything…. well, at least this is my conclusion for now…

    …chat bar is more interesting, see my post above

  • Hey,
    somebody posted a while back about reducing right-side chat bar until names disappear one-by-one. I believe this method truly shows who visit your profile most. Works for me only if I am logged in, but am off-line for chat. then I just drag the lower right corner of my browser window up, until people start to drop off one-by-one. the last person standing is who visits you most, the second to last is who visits you second and so on. For me, only top 5 people make sense, it may be random after that. I checked it with two of my best friends “A” and “B”. I visit both profiles quite often and I am number 1 for “A” and number 2 for “B” – I just asked them to check this method while we were hanging out together, they logged in into their accounts, I was next to them and saw it with my own eyes. Friend “B” is number 1 when I use this method on my account, friend “A” is not a huge FB user and is not in my top 5. I hope this makes sense.

    and yeah, my crush is number 2, which is not bad, I guess :)

  • You do realise people that once the new timeline facebook profile comes in for good, this LSB10 will become obsolete and then you will all have to find a new way of seeking who is looking at your profile…tsk tsk tsk

    • What about the search bar? I mean the profile may change however it wants to, but the search bar remains the same with suspsicion…

  • How do you refresh the Keesh list? I used Firefox on my laptop to get the list, but it doesn’t change at all after 3 days…I’ve cleared my cache etc and been clicking on a lot of ppls profiles but can’t refresh to get a new list.

  • @JOE:I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but I created my own “list” and called them ‘Freinds II’. On this ‘Friends II’ list I have 100 of my 44+ friends. SOme old(as older joining dates) and some newer (newer friending dates). Out of these 100 people I get a mix of 12. Of these 12 the SAME 20 make a rotation around! Now when crush re-freinded me he has been a steady on there since. Most of these people (20) corrolate with the LSB10, but some don’t. It is very odd.

  • odd thing, now my LSB10 just updated…

    it usually updates at 7:00 everyday, now after refreshing for a while, my crush, and some others that were on the list the yesterday (before 7:00), mixed in with those who were up there after yesterday’s update of the LSB10, are now back up there today. this is just an update, to keep track of my LSB10, and it’s been bugging up lately…

  • I’m really confused regarding this.because I have 2 accounts ok.In one account,people who show on the friends list are definitely people who watch my posts all the time.I’m sure of this.But in the other account,people who show up are those who regularly interact with me along with one or 2 people whose profiles I visit mostly.Here are my questions : I visit X,Y and Z ok. I know X is a regular FB user,Y and Z are ocassional users only.But X and Y are always on my list,Z never on the list.And i am on Y’s list most of the time but never on X or Z’s list.Now how do you solve that ? Also, I am very curious to know about the keesh and stalker list that people are talking about?Then one more thing is regarding the chat list Mr X always showing up as available on mobile

  • Oh yeah, I wondered this as well. Does anyone ever ask their friends if they can run an experiment with you about the close friends page. For example, what if you tell a friend to add you as a close friend on facebook, via close friends. Wouldn’t this add up as to how some friends show up as results on the close friend suggestions, as soon as one goes to the close friends page. Someone should run this experiment. Ask a friend on facebook to add you as a close friend to their newsfeed, and see if that same person doesn’t show up on the suggested close friends list…

  • It’s like this folks, if someone shows up on your page then you are instantly thinking of them. When this happens somewhere in reality it gives off this energy. So when you seem them on your page it gives you the instinct to try to figure out whats going on. Whats going on is this…………..I believe that its who views your profile the more they view you the more they show up… Also it defiantly has something to do with whether or not they view your posting and uploading pictures utube vids ect… you iv been testing awhile now and believe if u creep someone through a friend because you are not friends with them then you will show up on THEIR list. And its all whats recent within the past week.

    Only smart perceptive people notice this that’s why we google am I right? lol.. personally like knowing who creeps me… and if u creep them u will show up on their list!!!!! hehe just KNOW THIS MAN!!!

  • Hi. I’ve been following this thread from the beginning and didn’t miss a thing, even though some were erased. Anyways, from many reasons I agree that in LSB10 if you see strange ones that you haven’t interacted with, are the ones that’s been looking at you, not you looked at them.

    But does someone agree with me that even many times of refreshing, there is this person stuck in LSB10 like a glue and I know we aren’t interested in eachother at all. Only went to one wedding together and took picture tagged together more than 1 & half year ago. I think facebook’s algorithm put more than necessary weight on event and taking photo together = closer friend to appear on LSB10, where in parties and weddings, you hug and take photo with everybody, even with a so-so friend, or just a boss’s son etc. Therefore, if your crush appears on LSB10, pls first check if you went to same event and tagged photo loooong time ago. If not, congratulations maybe he is looking at you:))

  • It’s based on how recent someone has had something posted to their wall, either by them or someone else. My friend who is dead sure isn’t checking out my profile, but people occasionally write messages on his wall.

  • It’s based on how recent someone has had something posted to their wall, either by them or someone else. My friend who is dead sure isn’t checking out my profile, but people occasionally write messages on his wall. When he does appear I click on his profile and sure enough, there is a message from someone.

  • Out of the ten who appear under my friends thing.. I have only talked to two of them in the past one and a half months..the others I don’t even talk to them…

  • Out of the ten who appear under my friends thing.. I have only talked to two of them in the past one and a half months..the others I don’t even talk to them…

  • This is what I really don’t understand about the “stalker” list (keesh bar).

    I have a friend whom I periodically look at her pictures, and she periodically looks at mine. We comment on each other’s photo’s and post on each other’s wall. She is consistantly around number 16 on this list. I have not looked at her photo’s or been to her wall in about a month(for various reasons, work, nothing to post about, ect…). She still stayed at number 16 even though SHE commented on a few photos and ‘liked’ some of my stuff and posted on my wall within the last 8 days.

    A few days ago I looked at her vacation pictures she had just posted and commented and ‘liked’ a few.

    She never budged from #16! I waited for the ‘stalker list’ to catch up but HER number never changed.

    Why is it my top 4 or 5 people on that list change ALOT? Even when *I* have absolutly NO interaction with them? My crush whom I blocked then refriended has been at #1 since refriending and his numbers go waaaay up or stay at the same #1 number as before the blocking?

    Watch this list people. It is NOT a one way street.

  • Anyone noticed the “view as” order differs from the search bar order? Why?!

    Also, people you may know includes people you’ve searched for, those who searched for you, and degree of mutual friends. I’m certain it includes people who’ve searched for you because a salesman appeared in my list. He has my email, full name and all that but I only have his first name. So obviously, he looked for me. We have nothing in common.

  • For my LSB10, I only have thirty nine friends. What happens for me is that I see a list of people, then throughout the day, I notice how some people will stay on their after I refresh, a majority of the time, then some others, will rarely show up after I refresh at times. I did state that my list seems to update every everyday at 7:00 PM. Some people will change, and some others will remain up there. the poster before the poster who posted before me states a huge factor about how people show up, and it lines up to what I am noticing. Even if I don’t really look at people’s profiles, they show up because I had a longevity of PMing people, and sometimes looking at their profiles, and them posting on my wall, but all of this happened in the past. SO far as what you said about the letters in the search bar. My crush, (who I made clear not to talk to him anymore, so we can work on meeting in person)I used to creep his profile a lot after I friended him, but now I am avoiding him, and he is still first with both of his initials on my search bar. I looked at someone else’s page, a long time ago, and he happened to have the same first initial, and he surpasses my crush for a while, but then the crush went back to 1st on the search bar. I haven’t been looking at him for a long while. I figured, since I made it clear that we’d meet up, and I would stop talking to him, he’d be checking out my page to secretly see what I am up to instead of asking me, by PM. We did share alot of PM’s, which is my other factor since I usually initiated it first. anyone else have any ideas!?

  • Look, don’t see it as an invasion of privacy. Obviously Facebook is putting those people there because they are the ones that click on your page the most. Try to imagine like we didn’t have facebook and people interacted like we did 10 years ago, the people who like you most would seek you out, but then they may have called that stalking, it is now they only look through the photos you deem worthy of posting, and yet you still call that “creeping” trust me it’s not as bad! I would rather have a stalker looking at pictures of me online than standing outside my bedroom all night waiting for me.
    So to all you people out there calling this an invasion of privacy, stop being complete pussies and realize that facebook is helping protect your privacy more than taking it away.
    AND another thing, if those people are already friends of yours and they are on that list maybe you should talk to them more because they are obviously more interested in your boring life than most and that is a rare thing to find. Now go make some real friends!

  • My guess is that the last people that interacted with your profile in some way. May it be by simply stopping by your page, signing a photo, dropping a message or comment. NOTE: If the person hasn’t signed on in weeks or months and they still appearing at random in your “Featured Friends List”, this could mean that your profile was the last profile they kept coming to before signing out and the same goes with someone who might only have a small number of friends on their page they visit. Maybe they visit you more, so the FB algorithm system has it figured that you and this person are very close when in fact you might not be. Good way to see who’s watching you, but be careful…they will know too. Also, every first letter of the alphabet entered into search will reveal this information as well.
    ALSO: You will notice that people who are recently interacting with you will appear in “The Featured Friends List”, BUT KEEP IN MIND, that SOME FRIENDS WHO DON’T SIGN IN ANYMORE will be there too. WHY? Cause 1. Maybe they only have 5 friends and you are the one they visit when they sign on OR 2. You were their last obsession before signing out 2 weeks ago.
    P.S. EVERYBODY IS GUILTY OF STALKING ;-)

  • There’s no doubt in my mind that Facebook is going way too far into what they tell us is our own private business on the website. The Terms and Conditions we agree to on facebook, which mostly go unread, stated (in suttle ways) that they own what we post, they own the pictures and words (private and public), even after you permanantly delete your account.They are written in a ”we care about you” way and Its also very long and in sections that you’d have to be really determined to read.

    A week ago i was talking to my friend about someone in chat, using only their first name, they were not on my friend list. I clicked into the chat message in inbox view and there at the side was the person we were talking about, 1 mutual friend in common!

    And the amount of money facebook has behind it, it can basically tell us anything about respecting privacy, true or not! I doubt a website based around publishing your social life will be based on a respect for privacy..

    As for the sidebar i’d say its based around people who look at your profile, one or two randomers(cos i too have noticed a barren profile that was made as a joke and hasnt been logged into in months showing up on the bar) and people you contact alot (and even then, the people you contact alot are likely to be viewing your profile alot)

    I base this on having people i rarely or have never talked to on the list, who i know might have reasons to be snooping on my page (outed stalkers, crushes, drama teacher!, family, ex’s)

    so basically im thinkin 90% stalkers 10% random?

  • There’s no doubt in my mind that Facebook is going way too far into what they tell us is our own private business on the website. The Terms and Conditions we agree to on facebook, which mostly go unread, stated (in suttle ways) that they own what we post, they own the pictures and words (private and public), even after you permanantly delete your account.They are written in a ”we care about you” way and Its also very long and in sections that you’d have to be really determined to read.

    A week ago i was talking to my friend about someone in chat, using only their first name, they were not on my friend list. I clicked into the chat message in inbox view and there at the side was the person we were talking about, 1 mutual friend in common!

    And the amount of money facebook has behind it, it can basically tell us anything about respecting privacy, true or not! I doubt a website based around publishing your social life will be based on a respect for privacy..

    As for the sidebar i’d say its based around people who look at your profile, one or two randomers(cos i too have noticed a barren profile that was made as a joke and hasnt been logged into in months showing up on the bar) and people you contact alot (and even then, the people you contact alot are likely to be viewing your profile alot)

    I base this on having people i rarely or have never talked to on the list, who i know might have reasons to be snooping on my page (outed stalkers, crushes, drama teacher!, family, ex’s)

    so basically imm thinking 90% stalkers 10% random?

  • @kava

    It’s called intelligent advertising…your search keywords are stored in the directory with your data on the facebook server and they load ads based on what you search. It’s all the result of personalization algorithms. Sometimes they work, other times they don’t. Anyway. Will someone please post their observations in the same format as my previous post? I would like to know if your top ten friends list is similar.

  • Here is something I find odd and distyrbing about FB. I noticed a while back I was looking up stuff about Barry Manilow (don’t laugh! We had a work argument about the song Copa Cabana lol)anf not soon after I started seeing ads about Barry manilow…then I was looking up stuff about laser treatments (again, don’t laugh, no one is getting any younger lol!) and boom, there were ads for laser treatment centers in my area! Today I noticed ads for something I was researching online!

    None of the things I search for or look up are things that I am subscribed to, or ‘like’ on FB. HOW IN THE HELL ARE THERE ADS FOR THESE THINGS?!

    FB somehow is attatching itself to my computer? I am not being paranoid people. It is very disturbing. I have recently been researching a trip overseas…guess what? All kinds of ads for airlines and vacations and touring!

    I clear my cache at least once if not twice a day, so it can’t be that my computer is somehow ‘holding onto’ this information for when I log onto FB.

    Damn these friends of mine who are conspiracy theorists! Now they’ve got ME beleiving FB is ‘watching me’ when all I want is my ‘crush’ to be watching me!! :)

  • I have never had any conversations with Shelby or Rachel. I never visit Nickolas or Damian’s page. I talk with Taylor, Ashley, and Reagin. Alexys occasionally. I only commented Morgan and Mary’s picture once. So two I have never contacted. Two I have only commented a picture once. Two are pages I never visit. Four are girls I talk with occasionally. My conclusion: inconclusive.

  • I have never had any conversations with Shelby or Rachel. I never visit Nickolas or Damian’s page. I talk with Taylor, Ashley, and Reagin. Alexys occasionally. I only commented Morgan and Mary’s picture once. So two I have never contacted. Two I have only commented a picture once. Two are pages I never visit. Four are girls I talk with occasionally. My conclusion: inconclusive.

  • I have never had any conversations with Shelby or Rachel. I never visit Nickolas or Damian’s page. I talk with Taylor, Ashley, and Reagin. Alexys occasionally. I only commented Morgan and Mary’s picture once. So two I have never contacted. Two I have only commented a picture once. Two are pages I never visit. Four are girls I talk with occasionally. My conclusion: inconclusive.

  • I have never had any conversations with Shelby or Rachel. I never visit Nickolas or Damian’s page. I talk with Taylor, Ashley, and Reagin. Alexys occasionally. I only commented Morgan and Mary’s picture once. So two I have never contacted. Two I have only commented a picture once. Two are pages I never visit. Four are girls I talk with occasionally. My conclusion: inconclusive.

  • I do notice this. Remember when I said “the poker” unfriended me. It just so happens, he didn’t unfriend me, or block me, so he possibly deactivated his account, because he disappeared, and come back after a while. What I do notice is this, he was right above the note reader on the chat bar (one of the seven who showed up when all were offline). When he came back, he never became one of the seven people anymore, it is someone else, someone I haven’t really been talking to. maybe those who show up on the chat list, based on my situation are those who have interacted with me more, or me talking to him. With the crush, I do notice, that sometimes when I PMed him, he would often reply back as fast as possible with the chat bar, instead of the PM box. This is something to consider, because I never actually initiate convos with the search bar. Sometimes, poker, and note reader, my sister, meesage me randomly with the chat bar, but I can’t explain why two other men are on it, when I have never talked to them on chat, at all. One of them I commented on his statuses rarely, and the other happens to be someone who likes my status updates rarely, and he just so happened to be one of the five people who posted on my wall for happy birthday as well. My conclusion for this matter is that interactions boils down to who shows up. If someone is on my LSB10, it is either them looking at me, or I recently talked to them. The note reader, I never looked at his page much, but as kava pointed out with her friend, I was on his LSB10 of friends, when I looked not too long ago. I never showed up on my crushs LSB10, out of all the times I took a peak when I stalked him early on after he friended me, maybe because he has over 400 friends, and they check him out alot more than I did

  • @Joe: on the chat list you can make it go up and down. As you make it smaller you will notice people start dropping off. Do this until there is only 1 person left. THAT person is whom I refer to as number 1 on chat bar.

    • I didn’t get it when Cher said something about it. She was referring to the ticker bar, when she said that. On my facebook, all I ever do is click the chat bar, and seven people show up, and it’s the exact same seven people everytime, unless someone is online, and it starts to show more than seven people. does this pertain to the ticker bar, or the chat bar because there is no dragging ability for me. Maybe I need to update my facebook. I’ll figure it out, no use trying to make a big deal out of something…

      Since my crush is at the very bottom and the note reader is right above him, I can guess that whoever is at the bottom is the one. This is just based off my experience though. I’ve never posted on the wall of my crush, due to fear of seeing his convos with other people. It was always us PMing each other. Maybe PMing is a form of looking at someone and/or interacting with them, because usually it was always me initiating the convo. he posted on my wall three times, and rarely comments on my statuses, but only a while back. the first time he posted on my wall was when he friended me a year ago. The second time was when his PM page wasn’t working, and he had no choice but to reply back on my wall. The third time was when he posted “Happy Birthday” on my wall. I do notice how consistant he is when showing up on the LSB10, he started showing up again yesterday, to be honest. So far, he’d show up for one to two days, and sometimes be off for one or two days then shows up again either one or two days later. I’ll try to see about this chat bar kava, thanks!

  • Kava, when you say “first”, on chat, do you mean “first” on top or bottom? My crush is also on the chat bar. Whenever I check my online/offline friends, he is at the very bottom, and has stuck their for a while. Here is how is corresponds to the search bar for me. The guy I lik shows up first with both initials on my search bar, and the guy who admitted to have been reading my notes has been under my crush on both initials of the search bar, but on the chatbar, crush is on the very bottom, and the other guy is right on top of him. the creepy thing about facebook now, is I avoid the homepage, in fear that the crush will show up first, and he also shows up first on many search bars, including the add people in the status update. I never do that, but was surprised that it was that way as well, in those other searchbar results. The other guy who told me he reads my notes, always shows up second, to my crush in so way or another on facebook. I don’t visit pages much, and even so, they still show up.

    here is a pointer. When I peeked at the guy (who reads me notes), he surpasses my crush on the search bar! Then after a while, My crush went right back to being first with both initials again. On a side note, my sister has been showing up surpassing the note reader, but is second to the guy on top

  • Okay, I have done something sneaky to try to figure out which way the ‘search bar’ and ‘stalker list’ actually flow…

    Here is my experiment:

    I had said I had “restricted” my crush and a co-worker of ours started showing up on page (LSB10, *close friends* list when I don’t have a *close friends* list, high on stalker list, picture showing up on the ‘deactive account’ page, ect…).

    So a week ago I just blocked him. Flat out put him on the ‘BLOCK’ list. That took him off my right feed and made him able to view only posts I had made public. The next day he was still on the stalker list, jumped to numbers extremely high on that list. He had fluctuated between #1 & #2(with the work girl that stalks ME lol). He did however stay on the *mutual friends* 3 when you click ‘show all’ in the PYMK. He still stayed #1 on my search bar. And showed up for a day or two on the LSB10.

    He fell off stalker list about two days later along with falling off my search bar.

    If you don’t understand how a “BLOCK” works, it’s more than a restriction in the sense that the person you “BLOCK” cannot (I repeat, cannot) find you anywhere on the whole FB. It is as if you never extisted (on FB-to them). They can search for you, but you will never show up. This also works back the other way. It is as if THEY never existed to YOU. You cannot find them by search either.

    I would periodically within the following days check his FB page by jumping on through a mutual friend of ours, (whose number jumped a bit on the stalker list and search bar, go figure)just to see if he was posting anything (he wasn’t). He did disappear from my FB…except for STILL appearing in my *mutual frinds* on the PYMK main page! How is that possible?! My GUESS is that he was somehow trying to find me through mutual friends? I can’t be because I was looking at his FB because there have been people I ‘blocked’ and they COMPLETELY disappear from my EVERYTHING, soooo?

    Two days ago when he called about an hour into our conversation I happened to mention to him that it seemed he “blocked” ME on his FB and I was very upset as I thought we were friends (ha ha!)! He replied that someone must have hacked his account because another friend called to complain about the same thing! WTF?? Why would he comp to such a thing…unless…he indeed KNEW that something was up my FB page and him not being able to view it?

    So last night I sent him a friend request along with a text that said he better ‘re-friend’ me or else, lol.

    He just did (refriend) and guess what people? He is freaking #1 all over my FB page…he hasn’t shown up on my LSB10 but that seems to take at least 24 hours to do so.

    Conclusion? If there are people continuously showing up on your FB page they are there for a reason…THEY ARE WATCHING YOU!!

  • This is what I have figured out so far. I believe the LSB10 is somewhat about who looks at your page. I recently broke up with my ex of almost 7 years and 6/10 of people on my LSB10 are part of my ex’s family. Both parents, brother, brother’s wife, and two very close cousins. Two of my best friends on are there which isn’t a surprise and a co-worker of mine. The last person on there is interesting as well because its my new crushes roommate. A few days ago, I admitted to my crush my feelings for them and then all of a sudden the roommate appears on my LSB10. I never interact with the roommate on FB and had told the roommate my feelings towards my crush before I told my crush my feelings.

    After downloading the stalker link I decided to compare the people of my stalker list with the order of the search bar. The order is not the same. If the search bar was based purely on the who you stalk, then it should in theory be the same as the keesh stalker link, but it’s not. For example. when I type the first letter of my mom’s name she comes up 5th in the search bar order. When I look at my stalker list, there are many others in front of her that I stalk more who has either their first or last name start with that same letter. My mom is very low on my stalker list. I don’t look at her page often, but I’m sure she looks at mine to see what is going on in my life.

    Also, I did an experiment and started stalking someone who I believed would have no interest in stalking me. Her name also begins with the same letter as my mom’s. When I look her on my stalker list, she’s somewhat highly ranked but when I type her name in the search bar she has fallen off. I stalked her a lot this summer/fall but have stopped in the past few months to do the experiment.

    I also then created an account who’s first name beings with the same letter as my mom’s. I stalk myself on my fake account, but never look at this account through my real profile. The fake account is low on my stalker list, but shows up on my search bar list. When I first started stalking my fake account with my real account, the fake account never appeared on the search bar list. Then I briefly stalked my fake account with my real account. Ever since my fake account has appeared on my search bar list even though its been months since my real account has stalked the fake one.

    To me, its based on mutual viewings.

  • Thanks for posting this. My interaction with facebook has been bothering me for a couple of months. On a slightly different but related point, a few days ago I set up a new account to check my own account from inside facebook. I didn’t use the proper account to interact with the new account. But this new account suddenly appeared in my ‘do you know?’ list (top right) and in the top few places in my ‘find friends list’! This is an account with no friends. That suggests that clicking on a profile generates a contact ‘visible’ in someway in the person’s own interaction with facebook. Presumably most of the time this is statistically buried in your own interaction with friends and own browsing of their friends (which presumably all of us do to varying extents). In this case, though: (a) the connection was made by clicking on a profile, and (b) the fact my new account has no friends means perhaps – I’m guessing – that it is prioritized in the list of potential new friends in my old account as a way of integrating this low or no friend account into the facebook matrix (sorry, community).

    I’ve also done the refresh thing to see the list of 10 friends on the left. They repeat, a lot. Spooky. It’s definitely not random. So how is the list being generated? Intuitively I’d say it’s mixing friends I’m currently interacting with, others who post a lot but I don’t interact with much, a few people I’ve clicked on out of curiousity recently, and a few who surprise me – these are presumably people who’ve been looking at my profile but are not interacting. Fair enough, they’re ‘friends’! It’s part of social experience in general. But I dislike this feedback from facebook (a) in the same way as I dislike the way the system now decides whose posts I want to see in my timeline, its second guessing ends up restricting my worldview, and (b) browsing someone is finding its way into that person’s facebook experience, even if subliminally. That’s creepy, both ways, the fact I don’t feel free to browse, and the way I know wonder why I’m seeing certain people, known and unknown, appear.

  • @anon: that’s not true. I have my friend’s list block from ANYONE being able to see it, however, I was at a friends house the other night and she brought up her FB on her PC and I was ON HER LSB10! We don’t ever correspond on FB because we see each other all the time. She did tell me she had looked at my Thanksgiving pictures I had posted a day or two before.

    Also, my work friend whom I have not viewed his FB page since I friended him a couple of months ago is now showing up on my LSB10. It is deffenitly mutual views.

  • I think the way you can block the whole ‘who’s viwing your profile’ thing by blocking your friends list from anybody seeing. then, people don’t see who’s stalking you.. and, you also don’t appear on anybody’s friend list ever.

    My best friend has her friends list blocked. and she stalks people ALL the time, but she never appears on anybody’s friend list.

  • It’s been one day, and my crush is right back on the LSB10 of friends again…Is this normal. I understand this may not be anything new to anyone, but, can you please reply to me as soon as possible, if this has been this way for you as well. BTW “Smart1” I don’t mean to offend you, but can I nickname you “smartass”, because that was brilliant as in tactical, hahaha!

  • Okay, so I decided to make ALL of my FB content private. My ex is a “friend of friend”, so I locked it all down, and GUESS WHAT? My Keesh/Stalker list finally moved for him! He dropped to number three. After 12 weeks of being number 1.

    My theory, he went to my page, nothing was there, and stopped, and his Keesh rating fell immediately. It’s been 12 weeks since I looked at his page (except maybe 3 times). No reason why Keesh would not change so much! Everyone else changes all the time.

    So yes, Keesh and search bar definitely about mutual views!

  • Yeah, they clearly changed their “algorithm” a couple of days ago. Since the previous change, when MO5 was removed, the LSB10 changed once every 24h and it was almost always the same 20 people showing up for me.

    Now, LSB10 changes several times a day I’ve noticed and the people are more diversified.

    I’m curious to why they keep changing it? Are they searching for more effective ways to help FB grow or whatever their purpose is? Otherwise, what is the point of removing/changing things around?

    • Someone posted about how they see two lists of people that change throughout the day. I’ve been refreshing since two days ago, and my crush still shows up on my LSB10 despite the list changing, it changed again today, and he is still up their like a survivor from a previous horror flick, in a sequel.

      PiC I keep what you pointed out, in consideration.

  • Quick update. trying to get over my ‘crush’ since HE is ‘crushing’ on another girl at work, therefore I *restricted* him (making almost everything on my FB impossible to see unless I make it public). I did that after my shift one day last week. We have a mutual friend at work whom I call my “work bf”, ‘crush’ was a wee bit jealous of the jovial relationship work bf and I had. Long story short, I pretty much didn’t talk to ‘crush’ that day but was overy flirty and friendly with “work bf”. That night I get home and wadda ya know? ‘Crush’ is on my LSB (hasn’t been on there for a lonnng time) and so is “work bf” (work bf has NEVER once appeard on LSB since I friended him a month or so ago)

    Also friends of “work bf” have started showing up in PYMK. and “work bf” has been *suggested* by FB as a CLOSE FRIEND (which he has never been listed before).

    Here is what I find interesting: when I friended “work bf” I of course checked out his pictures. He is not on FB very much because he and his fiancee ‘share’ their FB (they have kids and she’s really possessive).

    Trying to make this short so: I beleive ‘crush’ called “work bf” and wanted to know if my FB account was down (or something like that since he couldn’t access pictures or nothing on my wall), “work bf” then went on my FB and not being restricted reported to ‘crush’ that no my FB page was not down.

    My stalker (keesh) list has ‘crush’ soooo far ahead of anyone else and “work bf” went from waaaay down past the middle, to mid-top.

    Mutual views = A BIG FAT YES! No denying it now. I am 100% convinced. However, person A must have at least at one time visited person B’s pictures/profile/wall/pm’d them at least ONCE.

    • One person I have been focusing on, has been showing up as the first person on the LSB10 (5x times), when I refresh my profile, and so far it is the guy I like, who shows up with both of his initials on the searchbar. he showed up first five times, and he so happened to have appeared on the LSB10 yesterday. I think he read my note I wrote the day before he showed up on the LSB10

  • OMG this is so scary i just did that and here’s who came up: the guy that all my friends think likes me, my BFFs neighbor,My Neighbor, My cousin, my friends sister, A mean girl from my beach club, a girl every one thinks is Emo, A guy in my grade’s sister, A girl who deliberately tried to ruin my life, and some kid who recently moved whom i havent talked to on or off facebook EVER!!! this is definately not random, I’m scared….

  • Since my ex is still #1 in my Keesh/Stalker/Search Bar, despite not being friends and not viewing his page. I would be very inclined to believe this is based on some kind of mutual views. This has not unchanged in a 3 months or so for me, despite the web browser.

    Has anyone else Keesh/Stalker List not changed, despite trying it in other browsers? I’ve tried Chrome, IE, and FFox.

    And for the hater who says I am manipulating, we are viewing or not viewing ones page to perform a test for purposes of this site. Goodness I’d be hunting them night and day if I could, but the ex and I are no longer “friends”, new boy sends me enough love I don’t need FB, others are not friends either.

  • Search bar algorithms changed a couple of days ago too. My ex is no longer at the top of my search bar for both his initals- such a relief to see him dropping down and hopefully he will be gone for good soon. The Keesh numbers have completely changed- some people on my list have had their numbers doubled, while some have been severely reduced (my ex is a third of what he used to be). Good changes. My list now much more accurately reflects who I interact with the most.

  • BTW for those keeping track, the LSB algorythms definately changed on 26/11 or 27/11. Hven’t figured out to what yet, but something is different as prior to that since early October, it has cycled through everyone with certain key people being there for 2 days, now it’s something different.

  • I noticed something yesterday, since for me, the LSB10 updates every 7:00 Pm as I noticed. I was profile surfing yesterday,and I noticed how the profiles I looked at just so happened to show up on my LSB10 for that short time, last night. then this morning, I see that it updated again. As this may tie into how long people stay on your LSB10, if they happen to look at your profile instead of you looking at theirs. So lets say I just so happened to have looked at your profile, you would show up for only a little while, versus you looking at my profile, and you’d probably be on that LSB10 for one to two days. All the people I randomly looked at yesterday, were on that LSB10, then they sort of got replaced so quickly by others, this morning. I also noticed how the search bar results changed, but then as this morning, it went right back to the original order. if you recall I had originally posted a post where I demonstrated my search bar results, and even after doing all this yesterday, it is still the same.

  • By reading the comments hear and from my personal experience, I am inclined to agree. I decided to research this a bit because my ex of 5+ years, with whom I have had no contact with whatsoever for the past 4 months, has been showing up on my profile AND chat list (even though he doesn’t have the green indicator saying he is online) for the past few weeks. He was on there for a couple weeks after the breakup, but then he went away. I accidently ran into him at a football game and after that, he started showing up on my profile again… I have his stuff blocked from my feed and I have not clicked on anything of his at all. There are plenty more people, even before the breakup, that I interact with and check their pages on a regular basis. Makes me wonder if he has been creeping my page? Is this just a coincidence?

  • i actually hid my ex so I DONT click on her profile and she is still on the top 10 or so on the left side of my page. I’ve only visited her site a few times in the past 6 months and im not on her top 10 or whatever, which makes me wonder if it really is her visiting me. a few of the other people ive made somewhat contact with recently.

  • As to the way the search bar works, it is rather complicating. If you take a letter of a name which isn’t so common, like the letter ‘Q’ and run a test where you search up dozen’s of people with the name under the letter ‘Q’ you will find at a later point in that day, those people will show under that letter.

    Now after that, if you don’t click on their profiles, if you leave it that way for weeks, you’ll find it remains relatively the same. Some of those who showed up under certain letters that I searched randomly, showed up. This tells me it can’t possibly be mutual, like if you searched up some random person called ‘John Day’ and lets say there were about 50 of them and you viewed say about 15 to 20 of them, you will find a hand picked bunch start to show under those two letters ‘J’ and ‘D’ thing is, how on earth could it be mutual? Unless of course when you view their profile, for some odd reason it may come up on their search bar, your profile, but I seriously doubt that.

    So to a certain degree, some of this may come across as your own views and if you don’t look up anymore people under that letter, they will remain there.

    I do find it rather interesting however, how it fluctuates and sometimes new people that show under a certain specific letter, show up second from the bottom or bottom of that letter on the list, is that indicating that the ones already on the list of that letter have accumulated more views on my profile than they have? Again, that is rather questionable.

    I can honestly tell you this however. There was a guy I knew from high school who was in my year and some classes, I noticed he was constantly appearing under ‘People You May Know’ on the right hand side, (well at least once in a while.) What intrigued me the most, after viewing his profile a couple of times to find out why, he started showing up under two letters, and then at a later point, he sent me a friends request.

    Work that out for yourself, it’s blatantly obvious he was without doubt, viewing my profile.

  • Smart1, you come across as someone who is manipulative. Are you proud that you sit and avoid your so called ‘crushes’ page whilst he texts you a lot? I can’t understand people like yourself, I really can’t. If you like someone, you talk to them, if you don’t, you avoid them.

    “I’ll play this game where I will ignore him for days and he’ll text me a lot, oh how I feel so wonderful”

    Both your exes need to sit up and waken the hell up, they need to sit up and realise there are millions out there far greater than yourself, which isn’t even opinionated, it’s simple common knowledge.

    Any manipulator isn’t deserving of anyone’s love and care, so no matter what your exes done to you, you have just proven you’re as bad as them. No wonder they chase your tail, a game player, a manipulative freak. Probably someone with no concern over the pain you cause over both your exes.

  • My Keesh aka Stalker List has been unchanged for months (to some degree.) Person A, aka, Crush/Ex is still my number 1 person, AND we are Not Friends, and I behave and don’t look at his page. Weird! It’s been 10 weeks since I un-friended Person A.

    But lo and behold the new boy, and a few exes have arrived on the stalker list scene. Two of the boys I am not friends with, and the new boy, I get so many texts from him I don’t even look at his page, just his feed when I have the time, and even then I don’t reply much. I’ve learned a lot about how to handle men these days, less is more. :-)

    I tried to get the number to move on IE, Google Chrome and Firefox. All the same number, Ex/Crush is always number one, same number.

    He is also still number 1 in my search bar, for the first letter of his name (k). We do however share the most number in mutual friends, BUT he also showed up in my exclusive friends search bars (I got them to check) even before their own family, and they aren’t even “friends” with him on FB.

    Keesh or even Search Bar in my opinion, still shows mutual interest but at this point, I think the interest is a bit one sided. :-)

  • I know the PYMK on the right side are freinds of people on MY friends list. How else could it be explained that out of hundreds+ friends the same four or five friends(of mine)are having THEIR freinds show up on PPYMK? One of whom is my ExHusband, whom I have not interacted with on FB for months and months? I know he is trying to see what is going on in my life and if I post anything about our children(because they refuse to speak with him). It can’t be about ‘mutual’ friends because everyone one (almost) will have the *1 friend in common* not anymore.

  • Sorry for the double post but ignore that last one:

    Here is an theory about the search bar kava. The one I like, he just so happened to show up on my LSB10 today, and it has been two days since he messaged me, as I messages him yesterday. I was in a convo about nature’s weather a few days back, and I decided to watch his vlogs again, and he started talking about nature, in the similar way that I described it to someone else on facebook. I swear he has to be looking at my profile. The date on the vlog was 11/21/2011, two days before today, and now today he is showing up on my LSB 10, but I was looking at his profile four days before and he didn’t show up on my LSB10 at all, not until he sent that PM past midnight on monday. I sort of ignored him for that one day, and messages him the next day. Btw his friends keep showing up on my PYMK as well, everytime I visit a page. I looked at his page, for a while four days ago, but I stopped after that.

  • Here is an theory about the search bar kava. The one I like, he just so happened to show up on my LSB10 today, and it has been two days since he messaged me, as I messages him yesterday. I was in a convo about nature’s weather a few days back, and I decided to watch his vlogs again. I swear he has to be looking at my profile. The date on the vlog was 11/21/2011, two days before today, and now today he is showing up on my LSB 10, but I was looking at his profile four days before and he didn’t show up on my LSB10 at all, not until he sent that PM past midnight on monday. I sort of ignored him for that one day, and messages him the next day.

  • So it’s been a while since I’ve posted, only because nothing seems to be going on with my FB page.

    My ‘crush’ and I don’t see each other a lot IRL since I have changed positions and we work different times (although we have hung out a few times within the last month).

    ‘Crush’ is no longer on in LSB10 :( buuutttt he still is “the last person standing” (so to speak lol) on my scroll/chat bar to right. Also his friends pop up ALOT in my PYMK and he is #1 on search bar.

    Someone mentioned that a friend does NOT show up in the search bar and that they have to type in almost the whole name to get them to appear. This could be because they use an *anonymous* search engine while online, or they could be using a blocker that blocks IP addresses(thiers)from being able to be cached. In that case, it is as though that person never actually visited your FB page, when in fact they could be on it right now!LOL!

    I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving (for those of you in the USA).

    I really hate that FB has taken all the “FUN” out of FB.

  • Answer to everyone’s problems:

    Originally, those who showed up on your profile were indeed clicking on your profile and looking at your stuff. I have concrete evidence of this.
    When my ex broke up with me, she went from always being on my page, to never. For a solid 2 months, she was never on there. Then, I noticed her on there one day, and the following night, got a message from her.

    Then a week of her showing up. Then gone for a month.
    Next time she resurfaces, I get a message later that same night.

    BUT NOW its not like that. Facebook has instead gathered together a pool of the people you have contacted most or have the most in common with of YOUR ENTIRE FACEBOOK HISTORY. Every person in my friends bar, I am either tagged in a photo with, or liked something they liked, or even just attended the same event as them.
    Facebook rotates through this group every couple of days, and will rarely toss in a random just to make you feel popular/looked-at.

    • You can’t just say that, because my facebook hasn’t changed yet, but I will keep what you stated in consideration. There are some people who I know have had high interactions with me, but I don’t talk much on facebook. The three I know who interact with me mostly don’t show up all together, so there may still be some randoms thrown in. I still notice how the friends sidebar is rotating with different people the very same day for me, then possibly two days later it is someone new. The thing is I have someone silently checking up on me, and he is always on my sidebar…

  • Sarah- I asked someone who works as a software developer, and apparently the problem is likely to be your browser caching copies of the list onto your computer. Do you have different versions of Firefox on your different computers, and do you use one computer more than the other for checking the list? I have found that the more I check the list the less change I get in the numbers ( I guess more cached copies are stored?). On my laptop the numbers have been stuck for days now.

    • Hey thanks for asking. I think your friend was right because I check my list everyday too. I guess I’ll have to check the list from a different computer to see if it has changed.

  • The people that you see in the left hand sidebar on your own profile are different from the people someone else might see when looking at your profile. I’ve tested this with many of my friends, and they confirm. Make of that what you will. :)

  • To test it now, I sat for an hour and pressed F5 (update) 41 times on my profile page, and took note of who came up. I have 300+ friends.

    Results:
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    -In these 41 updates, in total 25 different people came up. Each person came up between 6 and 15 times each.
    -All these 25 people are relevant to me, but the ones that came up the most are more relevant. Definitely a correlation there. It will show relevant people more often.
    -My 2 brothers and my 1 sister showed up. I have tagged them as brothers and sister. None of my 7 tagged cousins were among the 25 that came up, but I also don’t have regular contact with them.

    So far, everything seems to be in order. It is definitely not random, because I could not have come up with a better choice of 25 people.

    Here is the shocking part:
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    -3 girls I mainly added to look at their bikini pictures and stalk them are in. Yes, we do have some friends in common, but 2 of those girls I never “FB interacted” with, just sent the friend request and that’s it, and the 3rd one I only “FB interacted” 3 times with (2 mails and 1 “happy birthday”). In those 40 refreshes, they showed up 10, 11 and 15 times, respectively. The one I viewed the most recently was the 15 one.

    The reason I made this test was that I thought these girls showed up all the time. And it was true. No, I don’t have conformation bias, and yes, I know statistics.

    So why did these 3 girls show up? The answer is simply that I VISIT THEIR PROFILES ALMOST EVERY DAY. Yes I’m semi-creep, but if you saw how hot they are you would understand me :P

    Facebook, I don’t like this, because what if my GF reads this post, or starts wondering why they are always showing on my profile? ;)

  • It definitely seems to work on mutual views as you would expect, but some aspects of Facebook’s ranking system puzzle me. I’ve got people very high up on my list whose numbers don’t change at all. Some of them I am not even friends with, but I have viewed their profiles in the past because they have been friends of friends. No recent views from me though but still they are ranked near the top. Are they going to be the first names on the search bar indefinitely and why? I’ve got close friends that I interact with quite a lot much further down the list.

    And I’m also sick of seeing my ex at the top of my searchbar! But no hope of him disappearing anytime soon as his numbers are fairly stationary- they fluctuate between -210 and -220. I don’t view his profile anymore but facebook still think we are important to each other, sigh. He has a new girlfriend now and I REALLY don’t want to see his name on my page. Maybe I will have to block him just so I don’t have to see him and her on his profile pic when I use the searchbar lol.

  • however, I also think it’s interesting that some expected ppl don’t make the list AT ALL. There is this guy who I KNOW stalks my prof bcuz he tells me he does and he’s been stalking me in real life. I get like 10 txts and dinner proposals a day from this guy but I’m not interested and i ignore most of them. however, he’s not anywhere on my stalker list or search bar… i literally have to type in four letters of his name b4 it comes up on the search bar and i do look at his profile probably in the same amount that i look at my crush’s profile, every 4 days or so. I KNOW he’s stalking my prof.. It’s just weird he’s completely immune to all of my stalker tools.

  • sry bout the double post in one.I also have 2 more things to add…I’ve noticed that If I view the profile of one of my friends who I don’t expect to look at my prof, they’ll shoot way to the top of my stalker list for a day and then the next day they’ll drop significantly. Case in point, I viewed and liked the prof pics of a friend and she shot up to #28 on my list. The next day however, she dropped all the way down to #503! How come when I briefly view and NOT like my guy’s prof and then wait a day for his #3 rank to drop, it only drops to #8???? Dropping five slots is wayyy different than dropping almost 500 slots and I even LIKED that girl’s photo, it seems like the interaction should weight more heavily.

    ALSOOO, there is DEFINITELY something to the search bar. If anyone remembers, I have to two fake profiles that I use to one-sidedly stalk myself. My real profile NEVER looks at these fake profiles, but BOTH profiles appear halfway down on the search bar for both initials of the fakes. This only recently started happening a few weeks ago…. the fake profiles also appears at #’s 22 and 62 on my stalker list… both i never look at using my real profile but i have used #22 to like a few of my photos…haha… all interaction is completly onesided though… so I do think that the ppl at the top of the stalker list have to do with more mutual interest. Logically, if you have 2 ppl who have regularly or regularly in the past looked at each others profiles, fb is going to assume that the two ppl have some sort of interest in each other/ close connection in real life and their going to rank these 2 ppl as having a strong real life relationship, even if that’s just expressed through page views…. If it’s just a one-sided connection and it’s never been mutual (ie a true stalker), it’s logical that it would rank lower becuz fb see’s that one of the ppl is not rly interested and nvr has been

  • Hey guys. I posted here about 3 months ago and then I realized that I was tired of analyzing facebook, In short, I have a new love interest and have once again become obsessed with how much he’s looked at my profile. Within the last 2 months, I met a new nice guy. We’re not ‘together’ persay (hed just broken up w his 3 yr gf so he said he’s not looking for a relationship?) tho we’ve definitely been seeing each other every single day for 2 months, and he’s usually the one to initiate seeing me. Anywho, the day after I met him, I looked him up once (learning from past mistakes I made an effort to look at his prof once and not look again so that in the case that he started showing up everywhere, I would know whose fault it was.) So the funny thing is after more than 2 months, we just became fb friends a week ago, weird I know, (I think we were both playing a mind game to see who would crack and friend request the other person first haha). we both go to the same school and have a ton of close mutual friends and I knowwww he’d looked me up (tho how often over the 2 months Idk) becuz I purposefully made my wall and photo albums accessible to ppl in my school netwrk after meeting him so that he’d easily be able to stalk me…. Lol. And I know he’s at least looked bcuz he’d slip certain details about my life that a person would only know from looking through my fb haha. I should also add, in the 2 months when we were’nt fb friends ut we were seeing each other, as expected he CONSTANTLY popped up on the side in the PYMK (this section I am 100% sure as most of you are has to do with which nonfriends have been checking out your page. )
    Hey guys. I posted here about 3 months ago and then I realized that I was tired of analyzing facebook, In short, I have a new love interest and have once again become obsessed with how much he’s looked at my profile. Within the last 2 months, I met a new nice guy. We’re not ‘together’ persay (hed just broken up w his 3 yr gf so he said he’s not looking for a relationship?) tho we’ve definitely been seeing each other every single day for 2 months, and he’s usually the one to initiate seeing me. Anywho, the day after I met him, I looked him up once (learning from past mistakes I made an effort to look at his prof once and not look again so that in the case that he started showing up everywhere, I would know whose fault it was.) So the funny thing is after more than 2 months, we just became fb friends a week ago, weird I know, (I think we were both playing a mind game to see who would crack and friend request the other person first haha). we both go to the same school and have a ton of close mutual friends and I knowwww he’d looked me up (tho how often over the 2 months Idk) becuz I purposefully made my wall and photo albums accessible to ppl in my school netwrk after meeting him so that he’d easily be able to stalk me…. Lol. And I know he’s at least looked bcuz he’d slip certain details about my life that a person would only know from looking through my fb haha. I should also add, in the 2 months when we were’nt fb friends ut we were seeing each other, as expected he CONSTANTLY popped up on the side in the PYMK (this section I am 100% certain deals with who has looked at ur prof… due to a previous encounter where an ex of mine admitted to trying to spy on me using a stupid alias that constantly kept popping up on my PYMK )
    In the one week that we’ve been fb friends, he’’s currently #8 on my stalker list out of 630 friends (he was #3 two days ago, the day after I peaked briefly at his prof). Now I already mentioned that from the first day I met him 2 month ago, I’ve been meticulously anal NOT to look much at his profile. I peak occasionally, once every 4 days or so, but to be honest, I friended my guy’s BEST Bro about a month b4 I friended my guy. And during that month, I stalked the HELL out of best bro’s profile. Literally looking at every pic in ev album and refreshing best bro’s page like 5-10 times a day. Haha. So tell me why Best Bro is #34 on my stalker list and my guy averages around #8 with me having way more interaction with Best bro… I’ve posted on best bro’s wall, tagged him in a photo w me (which he liked) and liked a few of best bro’s statuses.. … so why is he #34 when my guy who I’ve had zero interaction with and only friended a week ago is #8 (and #3 on days after I peak at his prof?) possibly because best bro insnt the one interested in me, and thus looks at my prof less than my guy? I swear, this list has GOT to be mutual viewings…..

  • I find it very funny that my girlfriend is always on that list, although we never communicate through facebook. Some time ago I heard that a girl was interested on me, and she suddenly appeared on this list for days and days. We met one day and it became clear to her that I am not interested on her, and almost instantly, she disappeared from my profile.

    I tried refreshing many times before I started writing this, and the list didn’t change. But just after I started, the list changed completely, my girlfriend is not there anymore and the other girl who fancied me is back.

    The funniest thing though is that my mother recently signed up on facebook, and after a few months I added her as a friend. After that, her name misteriously appeared as a member of my family, although neither of us had changed this configuration (we are both paranoid about internet privacy). I deleted her name from this list, and today it appeared again, listed as someone from my family, but with unknown relationship status. I never posted on her wall and she has liked just one of my posts.

    The fact that facebook somehow knows that my mother is part of my family, and that my girlfriend is my girlfriend, although we never communicate through facebook, makes me think there might be some exchange of information between google and facebook (which doesn’t make much sense, I agree). On my emails it is very clear that person A is my mother and person B is my girlfriend. What intrigues me is how facebook could come up with that with almost no information exchange between us through facebook.

    I believe there is some sort of data collecting to organise the friends list, yes. I may sound totally paranoid, but my guess is that it might be more complex than just processing facebook interaction.

  • I agree with the above poster that friends on your profile will show up at top of friends list when they visit and then will gradually move down the list.
    My keesh list hardly changes anymore-but does a bit.
    Also notice people you may know will be almost exclusively one of my crushes people, or another crushes people at another time. So I also beleive, when they are looking at your profile, there people will show up in people you may know either on home page or beside your photo albums. noticed that last night and this morning.

  • I only just picked up on the friend list showing who visits your profile, i think it is definetly showing who visits your profile, there have been friends that have been away and they dont show up and then when they get on facebook again they immedietly show back up at the top of the list and then slowly after two days or so drop to the bottom and then there off the friend list again when they arent looking at the profile, its changed what i do on facebook now, certainly dont look at many peoples profiles anymore.

    • I’ve been experimenting with that as well. The last time I messaged my crush, I am very sure he’s been checking my profile out, because he usually messages me back when I only ask him questions; this time he asked me a question after I spoke my mind. The last PM, was on 11/5/2011, and after that he’s been consistently showing up on the friends list, and for one day, he didn’t show up. I think a day after, I checked on my last PM, I sent him, and after refreshing back to my profile, he suddenly was back on my friends list, in fact, he’s still showing up consistently on my friends list today, which would make day two, after he reappeared, if he shows up tomorrow, then something is definitely up. I do notice that ever since that last PM, his friends haven’t been showing up on the people you may know, or people to subscribe to.

  • Well i dont know but I think it does show whos been on your profile because I posted on my ex’s wall and all of a sudden his girlfriend showed up on my friends list. and another thing my boyfriend gets on facebook once a week we dont interact on facebook at all !!! and he shows up on my friends list the day he logs on.. meaning he looked at my page right?!?! then he’s not on there for like 3 days and then returns we arent even “In a relationship” on facebook.. so idk?

  • @Sarah and @Bex – and Joe if you’re out there:

    My Keesh stalker list rarely if every changes. My “Person A” (I don’t like saying “crush” or “ex”, is still #1 on my list, and their points/value changed only one time and dramatically. Still Person A’s number is more than half higher of the person below. I think I downloaded Keesh in early October.

    Again, my Person A is no longer a friend. I did slip up and view their page once. But that has been the only time.

    My stalker list did begin to show an ex I knew from long-long ago, and a guy who is pursuing me now as 3, 4. I found that super odd becasue again, to keep my jealousy/stalking at bay, lol, I don’t view their pages, esp. the ex from way back, I looked him up about 2 months ago, and sent a friendly email. That’s it. You really think he then deserves #4 on my Stalker list, hmmm.

  • I’ve got a new list now that matches the order on my search bar, so at the moment I think I am seeing the most recent numbers.

  • Who was on my facebook profile?! is the new all-in-one solution to answer that question. Find out who is stalking you and get realtime updates of new requests, messages and notifciations wherever you are surfing.

  • Also the order of friends on the search bar no longer matches any of the lists the keesh program brings up. I suspect the search bar order has been updated though and is accurate – maybe Facebook have found a way of loading the information onto our pages that cannot be seen from the client side. Pity as I was finding this all quite interesting!

  • Sarah- just out of interest what browser are you using? I am using Firefox. I am still continuing to get a choice of 3 old lists when I refresh the keesh bookmarklet.

  • I have been playing with the stalker bookmarklet from thekeesh for the last couple of days- very interesting.

    The numbers that come up seem to determine the order of people on the searchbar. I now know why my ex is the first on the searchbar under both his initials- all our previous interactions gave him an index number three times greater than the next person down. I guess over time he will fall off the searchbar as the numbers gradually decrease. He fell 3 points in 24 hours so maybe in a few months…

    It is also definitely a two way thing- it isn’t just who you stalk. I had a girl who is interested in my ex jump from around -10 to -15 yesterday and I hadn’t viewed her page for some days. A couple of friends made similiar sized jumps but I hadn’t viewed their pages the day before either.

    Someone who added me as a friend made their debut at -9.08 the next day and have now dropped to -7. I guess we both looked at each others profiles the first night and haven’t been back since. Someone else here mentioned 9.08 being a common number on the list.

    I’m not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but there seems to be some sort of caching issue with the list- I’m not sure if the problem is at facebook or with my computer. I do repeatedly clear my browser cache but still have problems. Sometimes the stalker list brings up an old version of the list. I haven’t had a fresh update today- I just keep getting a rotating cycle of what seem to be cached versions (I have kept a record of each time the list changes). I downloaded Firebug to see in detail what was happening and I noticed the date stamp on the file download can be from anytime in the last 24 hours. Suspect the problem must be at Facebooks end.

    • I had the same problem too. For the two days I’ve started commenting and liking many of my friends status updates and photos, but for some reason, no matter how many times I refresh the stalker list, it comes up with the old one.

  • I have been playing with the stalker bookmarklet from thekeesh for the last couple of days- very interesting.

    The numbers that come up seem to determine the order of people on the searchbar. I now know why my ex is the first on the searchbar under both his initials- all our previous interactions gave him an index number three times greater than the next person down. I guess over time he will fall off the searchbar as the numbers gradually decrease. He fell 3 points in 24 hours so maybe in a few months…

    It is also definitely a two way thing- it isn’t just who you stalk. I had a girl who is interested in my ex jump from around -10 to -15 yesterday and I hadn’t viewed her page for some days. A couple of friends made similiar sized jumps but I hadn’t viewed their pages the day before either.

    Someone who added me as a friend made their debut at -9.08 the next day and have now dropped to -7. I guess we both looked at each others profiles the first night and haven’t been back since. Someone else here mentioned 9.08 being a common number on the list.

    I’m not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but there seems to be some sort of caching issue with the list- I’m not sure if the problem is at facebook or with my computer. I do repeatedly clear my browser cache but still have problems. Sometimes the stalker list brings up an old version of the list. I haven’t had a fresh update today- I just keep getting a rotating cycle of what seem to be cached versions (I have kept a record of each time the list changes). I downloaded Firebug to see in detail what was happening and I noticed the date stamp on the file download can be from anytime in the last 24 hours. Suspect the problem must be at Facebooks end.

  • I have been playing with the stalker bookmarklet from thekeesh for the last couple of days- very interesting.

    The numbers that come up seem to determine the order of people on the searchbar. I now know why my ex is the first on the searchbar under both his initials- all our previous interactions gave him an index number three times greater than the next person down. I guess over time he will fall off the searchbar as the numbers gradually decrease. He fell 3 points in 24 hours so maybe in a few months…

    It is also definitely a two way thing- it isn’t just who you stalk. I had a girl who is interested in my ex jump from around -10 to -15 yesterday and I hadn’t viewed her page for some days. A couple of friends made similiar sized jumps but I hadn’t viewed their pages the day before either.

    Someone who added me as a friend made their debut at -9.08 the next day and have now dropped to -7. I guess we both looked at each others profiles the first night and haven’t been back since. Someone else here mentioned 9.08 being a common number on the list.

    I’m not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but there seems to be some sort of caching issue with the list- I’m not sure if the problem is at facebook or with my computer. I do repeatedly clear my browser cache but still have problems. Sometimes the stalker list brings up an old version of the list. I haven’t had a fresh update today- I just keep getting a rotating cycle of what seem to be cached versions (I have kept a record of each time the list changes). I downloaded Firebug to see in detail what was happening and I noticed the date stamp on the file download can be from anytime in the last 24 hours. Suspect the problem must be at Facebooks end.

  • I have been playing with the stalker bookmarklet from thekeesh for the last couple of days- very interesting.

    The numbers that come up seem to determine the order of people on the searchbar. I now know why my ex is the first on the searchbar under both his initials- all our previous interactions gave him an index number three times greater than the next person down. I guess over time he will fall off the searchbar as the numbers gradually decrease. He fell 3 points in 24 hours so maybe in a few months…

    It is also definitely a two way thing- it isn’t just who you stalk. I had a girl who is interested in my ex jump from around -10 to -15 yesterday and I hadn’t viewed her page for some days. A couple of friends made similiar sized jumps but I hadn’t viewed their pages the day before either.

    Someone who added me as a friend made their debut at -9.08 the next day and have now dropped to -7. I guess we both looked at each others profiles the first night and haven’t been back since. Someone else here mentioned 9.08 being a common number on the list.

    I’m not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but there seems to be some sort of caching issue with the list- I’m not sure if the problem is at facebook or with my computer. I do repeatedly clear my browser cache but still have problems. Sometimes the stalker list brings up an old version of the list. I haven’t had a fresh update today- I just keep getting a rotating cycle of what seem to be cached versions (I have kept a record of the numbers each time the list changes). I downloaded Firebug to see in detail what was happening and I noticed the date stamp on the file download can be from anytime in the last 24 hours. Suspect the problem must be at Facebooks end.

  • Check this out! on the chat bar, there is another search bar at the bottom, and it highly relates to the search bar at the top of the facebook page, as it also shows auto search results. I can type in the first or last initial, and still see the same order, that I would I see on the search bar at the top, minus the non-friends.

    Try typing the first or last name initial of those seven people, who are left, and see if they all are top search results on the chat bar. This is something I am experimenting with, but as for (Smart1), this may not be of any interest, since she has someone who is not a friend…but still something to look at…just putting it out there…

  • There is another thing I didn’t understand: Why is my own name in the list? And that too it ranks as the 7th person who stalks my own profile! :-/ :-? That really makes no sense! Why does it have to list my own name? Considering the fact that it is MY profile, why wouldn’t I be ‘looking’ at it! :-/

  • There is another thing I didn’t understand: Why is my own name in the list? And that too it ranks as the 7th person who stalks my own profile! :-/ :-? That really makes no sense! Why does it have to list my own name? Considering the fact that it is MY profile, why wouldn’t I be ‘looking’ at it! :-/

    • keep refreshing your profile page, and you’ll see what I noticed! I went up on my search bar after refreshing my profile!

  • @FoxyVixen: Of course I am not 100% sure as we don’t know anything for sure with any of this. BUT….I have been talking to my ex-b/f A LOT on FB, and he recently admitted to me (through a text and a pm) that he is still in love with me and wants me back. We have been pm’ing a lot through our phones, and he is always commenting on my status whenever I post. It is strange, b/c it seems like whenever I post something, he replies to it within minutes. So I think he also has it set up on his phone to notify him when I post.

    He has also TOLD me that he stalks my profile all the time, and stares at my pictures because he is still in love with me. Since he started to do this, he shot straight to #1 (way higher than anyone else) on the stalker list, and also to the last man standing when I lower the chat bar. The others that are #2 and #3 when I lower the chat list are another guy who reads/replies to my posts ALL the time, and my crush. Which leads me to believe that the last person left is who looks at YOU the most, because I rarely (if ever) look at his profile.

    Try this guys…post some pictures. And then see who moves on your stalker list. I notice major shifts in the stalker list (and the LSB10) whenever I post pictures. I know a lot of friends will look at my pics and not say anything, because they will tell me in person that they saw my pics.

    • on what specific page is the ticker on? is it on the homepage, or when I click on apps? In fact, how do you get there? I noticed something similar that displays which game someone played, but I don’t know what you mean as far as moving the chatbar, it won’t let me move my chat bar : (…)

  • @? Maybe that is because there wasn’t any mutual viewing. After all the viewing was one-sided, as you said.

  • @Cher, how do you know for a fact that the person left over in the chat bar (after dragging it and seeing everyone disappear) is the one who views you the most? I want to know because for the past two days my crush is the only one left over there. We’ve had a couple of PMs recently but I’ve been on chat A LOT more with some of my best friends, and for a lot longer, and more recently, and yet they disappear from my chat window once I drag it. If it’s true what you say about who’s left over, then crush is viewing me the most. I’m in heaven!

  • the only problem with that theory is my friend admitted to checking my profile every day, multiple times a day. I almost never look at her profile, or interact with her outside of chat. she also publicly interacts with my profile often and yet her stalkerlist number drops consistently…

  • What the…??? Guys I just noticed something about that Keesh website (the stalker list). I started experimenting with it two days back by installing it into my bookmarks bar and not clicking on my crush’s page. As it correctly tracks who YOU have been stalking, I wasn’t surprised to find that my crush’s name happened to be at the top of the list (in other words, his was the very first name) with a ranking number of 188 (along with a decimal point, but i don’t remember the exact numbers that came after the decimal point). That happened like two days ago. I wanted to experiment to see if the viewing might be mutual so I didn’t view his profile or ‘like’ or comment or click on any of his posts the next day. But I did check my stalker list and it reduced from 188 to 187. The day after that, I again refused to view his profile, his comments and posts, so I didn’t ‘like’ click or comment on anything. Now it’s been two days since I’ve been keeping away from his profile, so I logged onto Facebook a couple of minutes back and opened my stalker list to find that the ranking had NOT reduced further from 187 to 186 but had instead INCREASED from 187 to 192!! :O :O How is that possible if it only shows who YOU stalk?!?!

  • @magicdonkey: most everything we have found pretty much is the same as the search bar, LSB10, MO5 (prior), ect. It seems that FB will show you who they think they want you to see. I am at a loss with all of this myself right now.

    Here is something that creeped me out. I GAVE IN and looked at the crush’s profile. Only bc I wanted to see what he was doing and didn’t want to drag through hundreds of posts to get to his. So when I clicked on his profile, I was #1 on his LSB10. WHY???? I have never appeared in his LSB before!! I don’t look at his page often (rarely) but when I have I was NOT on there. WTF? Either it has something to do with who you look at, (but I DONT look at those on MY LSB10) OR…..there was a RECENT mutual view. what do you all think?? This is all such a puzzle and I can’t stand not being able to figure it out. And i want OFF his LSB10!!!!

    Oh and FB, if you are reading…….please bring back the MO5. There are only a select few of us who knew about it and we liked it. No one else will know. Please….

  • PIC: What Joe is talking about in “People you may Know” section is the 3 people who appear on the left hand side when you click on people you may know. You can click on one of their boxes to only bring up THEIR friends. Those that constantly appear there are the same ones who USED TO appear in the MO5.

    As for the chat bar, they are also showing you the same ppl who are on LSB10, PYMK3, search bar, ect… They are not necessarily online. To find out if they are (and that will be only if they are logged on to chat) you have to make yourself available to chat.
    Did you guys try what I said previously? Drag the chat bar down and watch the friends disappear one by one….when you get to the last person, I believe (well I know for a fact) that this person is the one who looks at you the most.

    • What I noticed about the chatbar as of now, I don’t see the option to make oneself unavailable to chat, so maybe after the update, it shifted me back to be available online. Remember, one of my friends knew I was online after I asked him about it.

      As far as the people you may know, and people to sub to, I was referring to how many times a certain friend showed up after clicking on who the mutual friend was, when I refreshed the page, and saw that the friend of the friend, was the same person when I clicked on “1 mutual friend” or “1 mutual friend subscribed” I’ll have to check out the PYMK3 page again, cher. I noticed the search bar on that page, is the same as the search bar on my friends page, and the search bar at the top of the page…hmmmmm…

  • Joe:
    It’s difficult to understand what you mean since you keep saying that someone who you are friends with show up in “people you may know”. You do realize that a friend can’t show up there, right? If you are friends with someone, obviously you know them.

    I don’t know if things are moving too fast for you or what, but try to review what you write before posting, so people will have a better chance of understanding what you mean. Thank you.

  • Has anyone else noticed the ever changing chat window? When you leave just seven FB friends to appear on this window, it appears that they show you the people who might be online, but not making themselves available for chat at that moment. Can anyone else here confirm this?

    • I noticed the same thing! and the three who appeared at the top of my search bar, are mostly seen on the chat bar, even when they are not online. One of the three, was “the poker”, and he has unfriended me, but I am still second on the search bar due to someone who unfriended me a while back. her last name initial starts with “J”. Now the two I am experimenting on, is my crush, and the one who admitted to have been reading my notes. I was refreshing my notes page, last night, and the only person showing up in the “people who I know”, and “people to subscribe to”, is my crush. The one who admitted to have been reading my notes, doesn’t show up often in them though. These two are frequently on my chat bar list, the crush is at the very bottom, and the other guy is right above him. The other five keep varying because they keep changing, except these two ~_~…

      So as for the crush, he sometimes ends up on the LSB10 of friends, but remains a permanent fixture on my search bar, frequently shows up in my people I may know, and people to subscribe to. I noticed yesterdaym he showed up when I kept refreshing the friends and family page, but today, he wasn’t showing up, nor was he showing up on the LSB10 today, but he did show up on my people I may know, and people to subscribe to, whenever I write notes.

      I wrote another note, unusually earlier this morning, but the crush didn’t log on as soon as I published the note, so I am guessing he was sleep, and didn’t expect me to write out anything. during the day, I usually write them out in the evening, and he logs on minutes later. The oddness is he seems to log on whenever I log on…

  • Ummmmmmm~ My sister died over a year ago I do NOT go to her FB page ( to painful) but every few days her name appears at the top of my friends list..any ideas?

    • It’s a possibility with this…facebook mixes in people who possibly view your page, or those you haven’t talked to in a while. I noticed my family shows up, but I don’t talk to them…

      @sarah, there is someone who just so happens to keep logging on everytime I write notes to myself, and the weird thing is, I wrote one out, yesterday, to chronicle myself again, but the person didn’t log on minutes later, but I did notice, he started to show up in the people who I may know whenever I read my notes…try using the search bar and see who shows up first as soon as you type in a letter, this is what everyone is experimenting on really, this would shock you…

  • I’m still wondering why they have removed MO5…The “people you may know” list is definitely about who views you because right after someone has appeared on the “people you may know” list, I end up getting a friend request from them. It’s already happened twice, so there is no doubt about it.

  • I’m still wondering why they have removed MO5…The “people you may know” list is definitely about who views you because right after someone has appeared on the “people you may know” list, I end up getting a friend request from them. It’s already happened twice, so there is no doubt about it.

  • I’m still wondering why they have removed MO5…The “people you may know” list is definitely about who views you because right after someone has appeared on the “people you may know” list, I end up getting a friend request from them. It’s already happened twice, so there is no doubt about it.

  • Have you people asked your “friends” if you have also shown up on their list? Might be interesting to know.

    • My stalker list made some crazy changes recently. It’s like it has a memory, but it is often delayed. For example, people I was clearly clicking on their page, are now showing up higher on my staler list.

      The search bar still puzzles me – it is not in abc order, it is not always based on people I have even looked at in weeks and weeks.

      Lastly, someone mentioned having your friends check things out for you, run tests. I think this is very helpful.

      For me this was the greatest indicator, becasue my Ex was showing up in my friends search bars before even their own friends and family, and they are not friends with the guy. Now why would that happen?

  • Wish whoever edits messages in this list did so with some coherent basis.

    Noticed some patterns now but it would be stupid for me to post them only to have someone at FB eliminate them. Damned if you post what you’ve figured out and damned if you don’t. The MO5 connection hit a nerve at FB. Why, I don’t know. Almost nobody had figured it out so it made no real difference to 99.8% of the users. Why bother?

    Maybe the name of the game is to find ways to engage everybody in mind games with FB developers.

    What is interesting to me and what I WILL comment about is the connections with the people who suddenly are showing up as people you might wish to consider as friends. Before they seemed to be random. Now they seem to tie to people who formerly might have shown up on MO10/MO5 at or near the top of the frequency list. This is so ‘remote’ as not to be very useful, but its a new pattern.

  • Hey man, I own a website too and I almost never see spam comments on your posts. How do you manage to stop it all? Do you just manually moderate all of it

  • This just in! The poker unfriended me, and now I am first with both initials… he fell right off! Maybe this will give you more insight about your search bar smart1…

    I mean this other person that unfriended me, stayed on the search bar, but the poker is now off the search bar, weird…

  • I really hope that this isn’t the case because my boss and a few other people I don’t want creeping on my profile show up in my list. The people I interact with the most don’t really show up on my profile. Until this gets figured out I am definitely not going to creep on anyone…

  • I don’t remember if this has been the case for long, but have you noticed that LSB10 is now the same 10 people for 24h, regardless of how many times you refresh your page during that time? The order changes when you refresh but they are still the same 10 people. Then there are 10 new people for the next 24h.

  • If my crush shows up on my LSB10 at the same time as I show up in hers does it stand to reason that we are both looking at each other’s profiles? Thanks everyone! I love this thread!

  • @Smart1

    You really should nickname yourself as your username for this thread. Here is a kicker, that I have stated before. This one guy who appears under my crush with the same initial of “R”, he admitted to me, that he has been reading my notes on facebook. He stated that he may be second on the list because he said, he wanted to get into the notes I have been writing. My crush appears #1 over him with the initial “R”, and is first with both of his initials! I took a sneak peak at my homepage today, and could not find the ticker (sorry cher), and saw that the guy who has been poking me, is still at it and poked me again, hence the reason, why I went back to #2, on the auto search bar, after one day. This signifies that my profile is being clicked on by the poker, possibly the one who adnitted to have been reading my notes, and the guy who appears with both of his initials( he is making it very subtle, but I see him in people I may know, and people to subscribe to). These three people, appear at the bottom of my chat bar.

    • Would love to name this thread after me!
      @Joe are you not viewing Crush and Pokers pages?

      Again, my Person A, is not even my friend.

      The part I really do not get is how Person A is the 2nd or 3rd person in my other friends search bar. That is the really creepy part.

      • The difference between our situations is the fact that I have suspicion that someone is viewing my profile more than I am, but these three are friends. For you, it is someone who is not a friend, but I got your perspective when I found that my mother’s old BF started showing up third in the auto search results on his last name, and fifth, on his first. My sister did tell me that he has been wondering how I am doing, but why would I want to hav anything to do with someone who stole my identity before…?

        Yes, I haven’t been viewing their profiles, yet the both of them remain a fixture as first with both of their initials on my search bar. I am second under my first initial, because of the poker (it is evident that he had to had been going to my page to poke me!). As for my crush, he won’t openly say his feelings to me, as I used to watch his youtube vids. One night, he made a vid, indirectly referring to me, obviously, and the funny thing is this vid was uploaded a hour after I sent him a PM about sharing an apartment with him. I didn’t find out about the vid until the next morning. So this may be why he remains a huge fixture as number one on my facebook, to see how I am doing without asking me, because he doesn’t talk to me, it is me talking to him. I do notice how one of his friends are in my auto search bar results now. He must have been on my profile, monitoring me.

        It may also be evident that he is silently reading my notes as well, besides the guy who admitted to have been reading my notes. Again, yesterday I wrote a note yesterday, and my crush just so happened to start showing up in the cycle of LSB10 friends, and people who I may know, and people to subscribe to, again. The search bar is really suspicious, but I would like to get more insight into the ticker, Cher had told me about…

      • So far this is what it looks like!

        Search Bar– J
        “J” — Poker( I surpassed him for ONE DAY, and then the next day I was back under him. Yesterday I checked the homepage, to see that he has poked me again, as I used to see when he poked me, whenever I went to my profile.)
        “J”oe– ME
        “J”– the last name initial of who unfriended me
        “J” — I know its my father because he has same name as me.
        “J” –Mom’s old BF

        Search Bar– R
        “R”– My crush, (also appears first on his last name initial)
        “R”– admitted to have read my notes…
        “R”– some random farmville friend.(he just so happened to appear third suddenly…)

        Search Bar– G
        “G”– My crush (obviously…)
        “G”– Someone who is part of an online cult, that my crush was trying to join.(they have been sending me friend requests as well, and I had to unfriend them…
        “G”– some random relative of one of my friends, who was a farmville friend
        “G”– My mother… :)

        Search Bar–T
        “T”– admitted to have been reading my notes, under my crush under “R”
        “T”– some random friend of one of my friends
        “T”– Mother’s old BF
        “T”–the last name initial of one of my crush’s friends

  • @ Smart1: I definitely think the stalker list and search bar is mutual views. Because there ARE people on there who I have recently looked/searched for and they would have NO reason to be looking at me. But get this…..remember I said my crush fell to like #6?? Well, today he was back to #2 (just behind that ex-b/f who admits to looking at my profile A LOT). His number jumped from 6.0000something to 12.000something. Now how is that if I haven’t looked at his page at all since it was lower before?? I just posted some pictures this weekend, so I am guessing he jumped back up because he was looking at my stuff. He is back on search bar as #1 under his last initial, and #2 on his first initial (and that is only because stalker #1 (the ex) has the same first initial in his name. My #1 is at 21.00something. GEEZ….and I am NOT looking at his page at all. But we have been pm’ing a lot.

    • Good Observation @Cher

      My situation is so unique, I think it’s good to compare with others.

      I don’t Pm my Person A, nor am friends with, and so on.

      Has anyone else checked with other friends, perhaps other friends your crush or whatever would stalk?

      Try it and let us all know.

      Person A continues to show up 2nd and 3rd on two of my guy friends search results, despite not being his friend, and not ever looking him up.

  • My only theory on the retention of someone still high in ranks is they were viewed/interacted more and even though you have left them alone for even months, f/b still has them at the top, rank wise, until someone else “pushes” them out of the way.

    • Well that makes sense, but it doesn’t MESH with other results. Example: @Hells Bells said she did not look at person A’s page for a few days and both their rank and stalker list number fell. Whereas my person A stayed at #1 for both, despite abc order, not being friends and so on.

      More important: The MYSTERY here is that this still DOES NOT explain why Person A showed up in 3 of my FRIENDS auto-complete searches. They never searched for Person A, not friends with Person A, and Person A has a VERY common name.

      It does however make sense that Person A would be cruising their pages for bits of info I am not making public to friends of friends.

  • @ Hells Bells– Your reply really intrigues me becasue when you stopped stalking Person A, their number fell down on your Stalker List. That makes sense right?

    So tell me why my Person A, who I am not friends with, have not looked at their page in 6 weeks now, is still #1 on my Stalker, and Search Bar? If your theory holds true for you, them my results show the Search Bar is a valid indicator of who is looking at your page.

    If I am not looking at Person A’s page, 6-7 weeks now, don’t you believe they’d be losing steam on my Search Bar and stalker list #. But no, there they are everyday #1.

    I doubt they have the perseverance I have to NOT look at their page. :-)

    I agree, Search Bar is based on some kind of mutual views, but it is clear to me that my Search Bar is not operating like yours is, if I am not viewing person A, why are they still showing up? Search Bar is who is looking at your page.

    Answers and theories please! We’ve been at this thread a long time!

  • Now that you mention it, it does seem odd how the people in my chat list, are mostly the people who show up first in the search bar. Does your aunt show up first with both of her initials in the search bar. I recognize what the ticker is and I pretty much would like to fidn it without going on the homepage, whereas, I do not want to stalk, or see anyone else’s convos. I found a way to skip it. just log on, and fav your profile page, and that is how I log on. Even after doing this for months, I still see people who I may know, or suggested friends, or suggested subscribers. The fact that my crush hasn’t left my chat list( there are always seven people there one is my crush), may in fact go hand in hand with the reasoning as to why he is first on the search bar, but he hasn’t been showing up on LSB10, and occasionally is seen in the “people to subscribe to”.

  • Joe, my aunt appears on the chat list above the one that says “more online friends”. I think she comes up there and on my LSB10 (and USED to be MO5/10) because my pictures were one of the last things she looked at before she died. It was mentioned way back in this thread that she still appears there b/c FB “remembered” her since she had viewed my page. FB doesn’t know she died, but someone told me that she shows there so that I will look at her, and try to bring her back to FB since she hasn’t logged on in a long time. Does that make sense?

    On the right side of the screen, you should see the new ticker (that bar that continuously shows the updates your friends are making.) Under that, there should be a group of people in your “chat list”. Between the two, there is a line/bar….just drag with the mouse and you will see what I am talking about. This works much in the same way that the old “zoom” feature used to work. I noticed that doesn’t work anymore because of the new ticker. It just makes the screen larger, it doesn’t eliminate the people on the chat list one by one like it used to. (hope this helps and makes sense!!)

  • @ Joe: How can you tell when someone is online, even if they are not available to chat? I have a group of people in my “chat list” who are always there, but I thought they were only online if they have the green light on (and if they make themselves available). The people on the right in the chat bar are not necessarily online….they can’t be. Because one person on my chat bar who is always there is my aunt who died 5 months ago.

    You asked how to drag the chat bar…..right above the list of people there is a line separating the list and the ticker. Just drag the chat bar down on that line with your mouse, and the more you drag it down, the more people disappear. The person who is left is the one who stalks you the most (and I know this for a fact, because he told me how much he stalks me.) lol

    • Because I made myself unavailable to chat, and I thought I was not able to be seen online by anyone, but it is a dead giveaway on any of the friend’s homepages, to the left of their homepage screen. I tested it with a friend, and he told me that he can still see that I am online on facebook, on his homepage, despite the fact that I made myself unavailable for chat. My sister has one of those fancy sliding phones with facebook on it as well, and I am still able to know when she is online, and she is on my chat bar. There would have to be a separation between the chat bar, and the homepage, where it shows who is online on facebook. Yes, sometimes, friends are shown offline, but are still in the chat bar for some odd reason. What gets me now, is the separation between friends, that are shown above the “more online friends”. I notice how the “more online friends”, are people who I never actually had interactions with. My guess is that the chat bar has an affiliation with the auto searchbar as well. I also notice now how I am showing up first in the auto search bar, with both of my initials, which lets me know the guy who also shows up first with his initials, may have actually been checking out my profile. I noticed the changed in order of my first initial over, from being second to first, after continuously refreshing my profile page.

      Another set of questions…does your aunt show up under more online friends, or above that set, on the chat bar?

      I’m not too familiar with this “ticker”, is it on my profile, or my homepage? If I can figure this out, I will be very much appreciative for the answer, thanks for the info!

    • yeah, you are correct about the little green circle, it does show when your friends are online, only on the chat bar. on the homepage, friends, can see little profile pictures of whoever is online on the left of the homepage. The little green circle you see on their smaller profile pic, signifies that they are using chat, and when the green circle disappears, and you still see their small profile pic, on the homepage, they are still online, but idle on their chat.

  • @hells bells: If the person is ‘subscribed’ to FB via phone (and pretty much ANY phone now has web access. even if you don’t have the web based plan, one can still access it-just on a pay-by-minute basis), then you have no clue if they are logged into FB or not. Even if they use a standard ‘ol computer all one has to do is take themselves off the chat…then how would anyone know if they were online? I go on all the time, peruse the pages that I want, don’t post, like, comment, play games…just basically ‘stalk/creep’ all without ‘available to chat’ and how would ANYONE know I was ON FB? They wouldn’t. There is nothing that pops up and says ‘hey, guess what? your friend kava is online and on facebook but doesn’t want you to know’. Just because someone says they never go on FB doesn’t mean that they in FACT don’t. I have been to known to tell certain people I ‘stalk/creep’ this (unelthical? ya I know :])

    My ex claims he very rarely if ever goes on FB. He never posts anything on his page, never comments on anything and only once in a while I will see a ‘friended’ someone. BUUUTTTTT…he always seems to know what is going on in my life…somehow always related to something I or someone posts on my FB wall, or comment on. How is that? Simply because he is stalking/creepin’ on me, that’s how.Via phone, laptop, work computer…

    So just because YOU think someone is not on FB doesn’t mean they aren’t. Savvy people know how to check out profiles without lettint their “victim” know they are.

    • Not entirely sure about that one kava…even if I am not available to chat, my facebook friends still know I am online, even if I don’t do anything. They confirmed that they still saw my little profile pic, as an a sort of of online status to their left of their homepage, even while I thought no one would see that I was still on.

      The little green dot that shows up signifies that the person is using chat, and without it, they are still online, but idle..

      At least someone here sees my point about the online status perspective. Tell me kava, have you been checking your emails? There is something that came up for me, and it told me that I was “missing important notifications”. It showed up in junk mail. I also bet when ever you posted something, someone unusally logged in minutes after, didn’t they? The search bar is still the same for me, and people have changed around, but the guy I like, is still first, even when I haven’t been talking to him.

    • after reading your post again, it donned on me, people do have facebook mobile, and my sister happens to have it as well, but even when she is using it, I can tell if she is online. I don’t know what kinds of phones make it visible or if people are actually relying on their emails to know friend activity, without logging on. don’t forget, with close friends, people can have it set to where they can see what you do via email, but then I don’t have anyone assigned to close friends, and I got this junk mail telling me, I have been missing important emails. Mysteriously the MO5/10 has gone, and has been replaced with where I work, but when I mouse over someone else that has posted on my page, it shows where they work, and then shows mutual friends as usual…

  • I have been trying an experiment since September the 5th-not looking at anyone’s profile or commenting or “liking” on any posts or photos, I then selected a random 15 people out of my 46 friends and just checked my friends list the MO5 and the MO10 once in the morning and once at night every day and the following were the results.

    Also part way through this experiment, I discovered the “stalker list” and have added the current results as well to compare; the result are:

    Person—- 10 Friends List—-MO5—MO10—Stalker list
    1—-39—-22—-12—-139.271384
    2—-12—-22—-18—-14.286293
    3—-12—-0—-0—-3.406578
    4—-17—-19—-13—-9.721573
    5—-37—-22—-22—-31.2101833
    6—-17—-0—-0—-0.2352638
    7—-27—-21—-13—-9.1972978
    8—-38—-15—-27—-9.0204511
    9—-38—-20—-26—-4.8504472
    10—-17—-25—-22—-21.4456068
    11—-28—-27—-12—-203.447562
    12—-20—-29—-16—-7.064314
    13—-12—-0—-0—-1.617892
    14—-36—-19—-16—-13.4093792

    Those figures are the number of times that that person appeared in that area.

    So from this, given that I looked at no ones profile, I can reasonably conclude that either:

    1. All of the figures are random-unlikely, as a random numbers would surely have a slightly more even spread. (perhaps a statistician could comment on this).

    2. The people are calculated from number of views that I made some months ago-possible.

    3. That there is an aspect of when these people are on FB combined with profile views-certainly feasible as persons 1, 8 and 9 are on FB at least a few times a day.

    Or perhaps it is a combination of all 3, the patterns certainly changed at least twice in this period.
    Can anyone else suggest anything.
    (Yes I know too much time on my hands)!

    The Stalker list is pretty spot on with my most viewed people before I started this experiement.

  • I dont see this is right with the friends list thing with the people that click on ur profile the most becausae i just did my several times and yes the same people kee popping up but just in a different order becauase one of the people that is popping up is currently incarcerated so theres nowayy hes peeping my fb from inside a jail cell there has to be another reason on why

  • @ Smart1– Interesting…I do think that the first person that shows up on the search bar is the person who you have searched for the most over time, as mine is the first person on my “stalker list”. I’ve searched for this person more than I have anyone else, yet haven’t in the past 4 days, so their “stalker list” number has gone way down. I imagine since they’re probably not looking at my page much anymore either, they’ll fall down the list eventually, and probably will fall off of the number 1 spot on the search bar, too.

    @ kava–I just don’t see the connection that everyone else does with the MO5/10. Mine are always people whose profiles I’ve checked over the past 6 weeks, and I know for a fact that a couple of them don’t ever get on fb much and 1 of them never checks my profile. I’m starting to really think that the MO5/10 really was just one sided.

    • I disagree with that…for some reason, the guy who shows up with both of his initials, I avoid his page( at all costs), and he continues to show up first on my serach bar. there is a BF my mom used to date, and he is not friends with me, let alone, I have never checked out his page, but he sent a friend request, and I rejected it. people have to realize, just because someone doesn’t talk to you or interact on facebook, there is always a chance they have to be checking you out, by their best not to let you know they are doing it. I mean for months, he has been first on my search bar, and has never fell off my chat list. he over laps everyone under him on the chat bar…This is just me though, it may be different for you, but I don’t check out profiles.

      Can someone reply and demonstrate how to move the chat bar? I saw it in a previous note. How are you able to drag it up and down?

  • search bar is totally different now too…..wth?? Brought up totally random people. And my LSB10 is now showing all different friends who were not there before. I really want the MO5 back too. :(

  • Wow. They take away my favorite part of fb…MO5/10. Maybe it’ll reincarnate somewhere else, which is the trend, imo.

  • I am really upset they took the MO5/10 away – that was one of the only things I ever checked when I came on FB (well I checked that the most). Well, FB must be reading this, I think. I can guarantee I will not be on FB much now. Hopefully this is just a glitch, and at 8 pm ET it will be back when they do their “updates”. (it always seems that is the time they make changes).

    My stalker list changed DRASTICALLY. No rhyme or reason for the order of this list now. The first 10 I can see, but after that I am confused. Oh my crush dropped down from #3 to #6!! WTH??? He was #1 on everything FOREVER!! And the person who FLEW up to the top is my ex-boyfriend who has been flirting and talking to me a lot on FB, and admitted in a pm that he stalks my page! I don’t look at his. Hmmmmm.

    On the chat bar, with the new ticker, you can drag your chat bar up and down to hide the ticker. Try dragging your chat bar slowly down, and watch who disappears one by one. The one that is left is the one who stalks you the most, I think. And guess who mine is? That ex I talked about in the previous paragraph. My crush drops off at #3. :(

  • I forgot to add, the email also tells a person who did what, as far as posting on facebook, liking another’s status or commenting to someone else.

    I’m not too sure it is friends, or those who are not friends, that is shown when friends post anything, because I didn’t want to delve the deep into the habit of stalking on facebook.

  • Why was my post removed?? Anyway, interesting that MO5 is gone and is now replaced with where you work (if you have given that info) displayed on yourself and your friends.

    • Have you ever looked at your emails, and seen something from facebook notifying that,”you have missed important notifications”?

      I find it odd because it showed seven peple that usually show up on my friends list, but also the first two that are seen are the two who show up with the same initial of “R” on the search bar. It’s the guy who shows up with both his initials first, then the guy who admitted to have been reading my notes, and five others who regularly show up on my friends list as well, and I never really talk to the other five, but here lately I haven’t been talking to anyone. I don’t even have any friends assigned to close friends. This let’s me know that facebook has been telling people about latest activity that I have been up to without any of my friends asking me. They can find out by their emails, even without close friends!

      everyone should experiment with this!

  • What I found out today: When my friends look at my profile, my LSB10 shows exactly the same 10 people (even after 10 refreshes). On the other hand, when I look at my profile from my own account the LSB 10 looks more random and changes with refreshes (although some people stay the same). So, now I’m wondering why does FB shows the same 10 people to my friends, but not to me? How are these 10 people picked?
    I found this permanent LSB10 today when I visited my profile from a friend’s account, and then when I was using the “View as” tool from my own account.

    As for the disappearance of the MO5 I think it showed who stalks you and that’s why they removed it. At least mine (and most of the people here) observations suggest that idea. And now with the disappearing…something smells fishy here!

  • Hi PiC, I noticed that it stopped appearing last night. I was trying some of the suggestions on here & refreshing, and then it just stopped around 8 or 9 eastern. Still not up. I’ve never paid attention til the other day, honestly, so I don’t know if that happens every week around the same time or if tech’s working on it for some reason.

    Just for anyone who’s been reading some of these posts & doesn’t know what the different acronyms stand for, here goes:

    MO5/MO10–On your profile page, hover mouse over your name anywhere on the page that you’ve posted. You’ll see 5 friends’ profile pics in miniature. Hover over your pic next to that, and you’ll see 5 more. Refresh the page, and a new batch of friends will replace/be mixed in with the originals.

    LSB10–The 10 friends on the left side of your profile page displayed under “Friends”.

    PPYMK–“People You May Know” suggestions on your home page.

    “Close Friends”–5 people fb suggests for you to add when you click the “Close Friends” list under “Lists” on the left side of your home page.

    Chat List–Self explanatory, but it’s been mentioned as a possible window to who’s looking at your profile, so I’ll throw it in.

    SB- Search Bar

    “Stalker List”– A downloadable algorithm from Keesh.com that when employed through fb, lists people who you have searched for/had interaction with the most. And “possibly” vice-versa. The list is set up with the most viewed profiles highest to lowest, and each is given a number with a decimal point and several numbers after the decimal, usually looks something like 46.19468109984500099 or whatever. That’s just for explanation purposes, not an actual number you should be seeing or anything.

    “Friends Grid”–Click “Friends” on the left side of your profile. A page will show up with your friends listed in alphabetical order. To the right of the search bar at the top of that page, there are two small boxes for different viewing options. Hit the “tic tac toe” box that has 9 very tiny squares, and the page changes to a random view of friends.

    So far, I have not seen much in the way of any pattern, other than the people that YOU search for the most showing up more everywhere. I do believe that there is a major memory to the “stalker list”, so if people you’ve searched for in the past, even if it’s been months ago, or you’ve even unfriended them, will still be at the top of the list now.

  • Hi PiC, I noticed that it stopped appearing last night. I was trying some of the suggestions on here & refreshing, and then it just stopped around 8 or 9 eastern. Still not up. I’ve never paid attention til the other day, honestly, so I don’t know if that happens every week around the same time or if tech’s working on it for some reason.

    Just for anyone who’s been reading some of these posts & doesn’t know what the different acronyms stand for, here goes:

    MO5/MO10–On your profile page, hover mouse over your name anywhere on the page that you’ve posted. You’ll see 5 friends’ profile pics in miniature. Hover over your pic next to that, and you’ll see 5 more. Refresh the page, and a new batch of friends will replace/be mixed in with the originals.

    LSB10–The 10 friends on the left side of your profile page displayed under “Friends”.

    PPYMK–“People You May Know” suggestions on your home page.

    “Close Friends”–5 people fb suggests for you to add when you click the “Close Friends” list under “Lists” on the left side of your home page.

    Chat List–Self explanatory, but it’s been mentioned as a possible window to who’s looking at your profile, so I’ll throw it in.

    SB- Search Bar

    “Stalker List”– A downloadable algorithm from Keesh.com that when employed through fb, lists people who you have searched for/had interaction with the most. And “possibly” vice-versa. The list is set up with the most viewed profiles highest to lowest, and each is given a number with a decimal point and several numbers after the decimal, usually looks something like 46.19468109984500099 or whatever. That’s just for explanation purposes, not an actual number you should be seeing or anything.

    “Friends Grid”–Click “Friends” on the left side of your profile. A page will show up with your friends listed in alphabetical order. To the right of the search bar at the top of that page, there are two small boxes for different viewing options. Hit the “tic tac toe” box that has 9 very tiny squares, and the page changes to a random view of friends.

    So far, I have not seen much in the way of any pattern, other than the people that YOU search for the most showing up more everywhere. I do believe that there is a major memory to the “stalker list”, so if people you’ve searched for in the past, even if it’s been months ago, or you’ve even unfriended them, will still be at the top of the list now.

  • Hi PiC, I noticed that it stopped appearing last night. I was trying some of the suggestions on here & refreshing, and then it just stopped around 8 or 9 eastern. Still not up. I’ve never paid attention til the other day, honestly, so I don’t know if that happens every week around the same time or if tech’s working on it for some reason.

    Just for anyone who’s been reading some of these posts & doesn’t know what the different acronyms stand for, here goes:

    MO5/MO10–On your profile page, hover mouse over your name anywhere on the page that you’ve posted. You’ll see 5 friends’ profile pics in miniature. Hover over your pic next to that, and you’ll see 5 more. Refresh the page, and a new batch of friends will replace/be mixed in with the originals.

    LSB10–The 10 friends on the left side of your profile page displayed under “Friends”.

    PPYMK–“People You May Know” suggestions on your home page.

    “Close Friends”–5 people fb suggests for you to add when you click the “Close Friends” list under “Lists” on the left side of your home page.

    Chat List–Self explanatory, but it’s been mentioned as a possible window to who’s looking at your profile, so I’ll throw it in.

    SB- Search Bar

    “Stalker List”– A downloadable algorithm from Keesh.com that when employed through fb, lists people who you have searched for/had interaction with the most. And “possibly” vice-versa. The list is set up with the most viewed profiles highest to lowest, and each is given a number with a decimal point and several numbers after the decimal, usually looks something like 46.19468109984500099 or whatever. That’s just for explanation purposes, not an actual number you should be seeing or anything.

    “Friends Grid”–Click “Friends” on the left side of your profile. A page will show up with your friends listed in alphabetical order. To the right of the search bar at the top of that page, there are two small boxes for different viewing options. Hit the “tic tac toe” box that has 9 very tiny squares, and the page changes to a random view of friends.

    So far, I have not seen much in the way of any pattern, other than the people that YOU search for the most showing up more everywhere. I do believe that there is a major memory to the “stalker list”, so if people you’ve searched for in the past, even if it’s been months ago, or you’ve even unfriended them, will still be at the top of the list now.

  • Hi PiC, I noticed that it stopped appearing last night. I was trying some of the suggestions on here & refreshing, and then it just stopped around 8 or 9 eastern. Still not up. I’ve never paid attention til the other day, honestly, so I don’t know if that happens every week around the same time or if tech’s working on it for some reason.

    Just for anyone who’s been reading some of these posts & doesn’t know what the different acronyms stand for, here goes:

    MO5/MO10–On your profile page, hover mouse over your name anywhere on the page that you’ve posted. You’ll see 5 friends’ profile pics in miniature. Hover over your pic next to that, and you’ll see 5 more. Refresh the page, and a new batch of friends will replace/be mixed in with the originals.

    LSB10–The 10 friends on the left side of your profile page displayed under “Friends”.

    PPYMK–“People You May Know” suggestions on your home page.

    “Close Friends”–5 people fb suggests for you to add when you click the “Close Friends” list under “Lists” on the left side of your home page.

    Chat List–Self explanatory, but it’s been mentioned as a possible window to who’s looking at your profile, so I’ll throw it in.

    SB- Search Bar

    “Stalker List”– A downloadable algorithm from Keesh.com that when employed through fb, lists people who you have searched for/had interaction with the most. And “possibly” vice-versa. The list is set up with the most viewed profiles highest to lowest, and each is given a number with a decimal point and several numbers after the decimal, usually looks something like 46.19468109984500099 or whatever. That’s just for explanation purposes, not an actual number you should be seeing or anything.

    “Friends Grid”–Click “Friends” on the left side of your profile. A page will show up with your friends listed in alphabetical order. To the right of the search bar at the top of that page, there are two small boxes for different viewing options. Hit the “tic tac toe” box that has 9 very tiny squares, and the page changes to a random view of friends.

    So far, I have not seen much in the way of any pattern, other than the people that YOU search for the most showing up more everywhere. I do believe that there is a major memory to the “stalker list”, so if people you’ve searched for in the past, even if it’s been months ago, or you’ve even unfriended them, will still be at the top of the list now.

  • @Smart1- -I’ve been reading a bunch of these posts and I think I can help you understand why the search bar is coming up with “Person A” in the number 1 spot for you, even though you haven’t looked at their profile in several weeks. My guess is that since you probably USED to look at their profile and had interaction, probably a lot, they are probably high on your “stalker list”. It’s just a matter of memory. My ex of a couple years is number 2 on my stalker list, and I haven’t looked at their profile in 4 months(unfriended them), and they never get on fb. Yet their name comes up first when I search for the letter the name starts with. Seems pretty simple. As for your “Person A” coming up 1st on your friends, it would make sense that “Person A” has been looking at your friends’ profiles…But I have a question before I decide that’s a valid point. Are your friends checking from your computer? Or theirs? Does “Person A” come up in their search from their own computers where you have never personally searched for “Person A”? If you have never been on their computer or phone, and searched for “Person A”, and “Person A” still comes up first for them, then I believe that he has probably looked at their profile recently.

    • Hi HellsBells. Thank you for interest, as we are on to something with the Auto-Fill/complete search bar.

      My friends are checking from their computers at home.
      I have never used my friends computers or phones.
      My friends, two of them had never even looked at Person A’s profile.
      None of the friends I ran this experiment with are Friends with Person A.

      Again, Person A showed up higher than their own friends, even family in the Auto Search Bar – which leads me to believe the Search Bar shows whom is looking at your page (in addition to who you seek).

      As for my Auto Search Bar’s Memory, Person A is still number one, but recently, as others noted I say a huge shift in the stalker number. Still, the reason as to why FB would have such a long-term memory for a search bar is unknown to me. FB works on keeping us surprised and interested. If the same people are always and nearly forever in our auto-search, what fun is that?

  • when you click on the “Friends” link above the LSB10, it takes you to a screen where you can search for friends. they are listed alphabetically, but when you click on one of the grids next to the search thing, it shows you all your friends in some order.

    i noticed that the first 15 or so usually appear on the LSB10, some i interact with, some i dont. the rest of the list kinda goes the same.

    is there some sort of correlation between interactions/stalking/etc or are they just random?

    they don’t appear to be random, and they constantly change all the time too.

    and, for example, lets say Suzy Homemaker is top 3 on my list, i’ll go check her grided list, and i’ll be way down her list.

    does that mean i’m stalking her and she doesn’t stalk me? or vice versa?

    maybe its been answered but too many comments to go through, and it’s so confusing!

  • I’m sorry to keep throwing these people out there, but I tried the “zoom in, and zoom out” tactic, and when I zoom into 300%, the guy that appears first on my search bar with both initials, the guy that has admitted to have been reading my notes, and the guy who has been poking me on facebook(he appears before me on the automatic search bar with the initial “J”), they were the only three that showed up on the chat list, and when I zoomed in at 400%, it eliminated the “poker”, and it was only the two friends who had the same initials of “R”

    The guy, that admitted to have been reading my notes, is right above the guy who appears on my auto search bar, and he has never over lapped him, nor has the the person on the bottom ever left my chat list, for months.

  • hi all, came to this page because I had a similar theory, that LSB10 is showing who is checking out your profile when I noticed a good friend of mine, who I never interact with on fb would regularly showed up on my LSB10 alongside with people whose profiles I never look at, while I do check my friend’s rather frequently.

    Anyway, it’s an interesting thought, but I don’t know about everything else necessarily showing who is stalking your profile.

    Some time ago, I found this article. And I think the algorithm for the LSB10/MO5 probably has some parallels to the news feed.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/10/18/the-facebook-news-feed-how-it-works-the-10-biggest-secrets.html

    essentially, if people keep clicking on a person’s profile — that person becomes “popular,” so that the person will even appear in 3rd degree/party search bars.

    so if person a stalks person b,
    person b becomes popular
    person b shows up in person a’s circle of friends, because all of person a’s stalking and clicking has made person b popular,
    so person a’s friends will probably be interested in viewing person b’s profile.

    i would definitely think that fb would keep track of stalkers habits (more clicks, more time spent on fb =$$), but i think that would be a bad move on fb to do something that would cause people to fear that their stalking habits are made public information. something that makes people stop stalking, means less clicks and less time spent on fb. though most def wouldn’t put it past fb to use stalking habits information to keep people continually stalking…<=scary, like tobacco industry!

    • Good thoughts on this “Same thoughts”.

      It seems though, that out of everyone my friends know, many have 900+ friends, why would a non-friends show up so high in their search results? So high up, even by-passing their friends with the same name, or people who’s profile they look at regularly?

      Again person A is not my friends (but used to be).

      Person A shows up #1 in my auto search bar, despite not clicking their page in over 6 weeks! Not in abc order either.

      Person A showed up high on three friends auto search bar, even surpassing their own friends with the same name, nor are they “friends” with person A.

      It has to be more than just popular, and mutual friends. Persona A is not my friend, nor friends-friend. That does not explain.

  • Enjoy your imaginary relationships. I hope you all are able to keep your stalking limited to Facebook. As obsessed as some of you sound, if I was any of the guys, I’d be terrified you girls were hiding out in the bushes in my yard.

  • Actually, i’m a girl & my entire LSB friends list was all girls yesterday. Don’t know if that’s anything unusual though.

  • gaz,
    lots to think about and my thoughts were going in the same direction about the LSB10/15 list. I was tracking about 15 friends in the last month as far as their appearance on the list. the list changes every day 8pm ET, so a person would get 100% if he/she is on the list and 0% if not. My guess was that all my friends fall into 3 categories (kinda goes along with x,y,z in gaz’s post:
    1) people I interact often either through wall posts, chat, pm, or profile views, people I stalk or we stalk each other mutually.
    2) nobody, i.e., people I have no interest in and they have no interest in me;
    3) people who FB thinks I may be interested in, like we attended same events, have lots of common friends, belong to the same groups or posted something on each other walls at least once a long time ago.

    I think FB “looks” at each group and randomly selects 3-4 people from each category to show on the LSB list.

    Since I interact through FB with only 3 people on a regular basis, I have only 3 people in my (1) category. All of them appear 40-60% of the time on the list. they are also top 3 on my “stalker” list, by the way. People in category (2) appear ~30% of the time. Category (3) includes majority of my friends and it makes sense that that group gets 5-10% appearance for me. And I never thought before that boys/girls get an equal share in appearance, makes sense and I am sure affects your list as well.

    So, let’s say you have 10 friends and interact often with 9 of them every day. that 10th person that you may have nothing in common with would be the only one in your category (3), which means he will show up on your list all the time.

  • For Anon and Joe. SOMEONE RUN THIS EXPERIMENT!

    Anon – don’t give out advice unless asked. Not all personality types work the way you’ve described.

    Joe: You are now seeing what I pointed out about the Search Bar results, as you wrote in your last post.

    I have asked this many times but no one replies! So please experiment.

    Have a non-mutual friend and someone who does not view your crush’s page, but someone your ex or crush would be looking at their page help you do this. (Such as a good friend.) In their search bar, have them type in your crush’s first letter of their name, or even first three. You may find it interesting to see that your Crush or Ex shows up before they reasonably “should”.

    FACTS 1: Person showing up #1 in my auto search bar for the letter F is my ex. He is not a “friend”. Others friends should show up first based on abc order. I do not look at F’s page (not in over 6 weeks now).

    FACTS 2: F shows up in three other of my Friends search bars automatically as #1, 2, or 3, before their own friends. F is NOT friends with them! It does not follow abc order, they even have friends whos name is also same as F. They have zero mutual friends. Explain!

    FACT 2 is the biggest indicator I have so far!

    Here is an explanation: F is showing up in several of my friends auto search bar becasue he is looking at their page. All three of them said they never looked this guy up except once.

    F is looking at their pages. F is looking at my page. I do not visit his page in over 6 weeks, we are not friends.

    Also my Stalker list does not necessary match my auto-search results except for #1 F.

    I would appreciate some intelligent replies!

  • what we all need to realise,is that there is no secret key(formula)this would be very bad for fbook(mathamaticle proof)that fb violates its own privacy policy would be a suicide move on ther behalf,but & i say but this does not mean its “totaly random”it is far far from it!we av two factors to consider(initialy)probability & the sphychology of sociology”after all this is a SOCIOL networking site..the lists are not purely random,”these folk have hired sphychologyst,human behavior analyst from all the top fields”especialy” compulsive behavior shrinks(what gets us addicted)it makes no sense to be “totally random”they would be no room for them to capatalize on US!firsty its not purely random(which is clear to u all)without the need for a degree in probability)infact its a very thin line they tread..the bc bone of the algorythemit will never display all & only male or females(its designed to pick a mixture,all so it will never display an entire list of people with the same first name,,in the world of chance(probability)it is a fact,certanty that a entirely random algor/proghram would from time to time create lists that r all male or female(the laws of pure randomnes dictate this has to happen)yet it never will hapen on fbook(its designed not to ever ever create such biased list/s..bare with me here..i am well aware fb monitors sites like this”so without giving two much away & screwing masen over”create an acount with 99 or999 males & one female or deleate all but one female or male(u get ma point)that single male or female will ALWAYS apear)be choosen!the point bieng that if u was a hot chick”wich males stalk”or vice versa!then the coralation between who stalks/views u & who is shown in the friends list would be nearly all male or female,which it clearly is not!its a balanced mixd..here lies the problem ite a double edged sawd”part random to create a balance”& highly non random to entice you(sphychology)..will come bc to this in second..i want to explain x,y & z..to keep this simple x=5 people u aint ad contact in a while”lets asume one of the five is named adam & another called bob,bob as the exact same friends as adam(lets say 100)bob only realy ever chats with 50 of the 100,,but adam chats to all 100..what will hapen if both stop using fbook all ov a suden?fbook wants them bc,so it displays them in all 100 friends list to create the gratest chance of someone contacting them(poke ect)fbook is trying its best to keep them”actively”involved in fbook!!now lets bc track to before adam and bob stopd actively using fbook!adam chated to all 100,but adam only 50(the same 50 always..fbook will display him in the 50 he doesnt ever chat to”creating maximum exposure to him!but not for bob”he doesnt need it as such!!!thats part x of xy & z explaind as simply as i dare to share,,lets look at “y”…u understand that it displays people to give them exposure depending on its own criteria(factors)how active they were,how many friends they spoke to out of there list”amount of friends”ect..u also know that despite aving say 15 male stalkers,all 15 could not be shown to u,the lists are created male & female almost equaly to give a balance…..so u will asume the best fb can do is to present u with around half of ya 15 male stalkers,,lets say 7 ov them(the rest bin girls)& with the knowlidge in mind that from say the 15 men & women shown to u,5 ov them are shown simply to create exposure to them..that leaves ten people,around 5 males & females,,so allready ya 15 male stalkers are windled down to around only 5 that can be exposed to you!in any one list…understand?to make it simple ya shown 15 people will say,5 are ov no importance,the other 5 are girls,,that leaves 5 menfrom 15 or 150 stalkers u have!!that can only be slyly exposed/shown to u at any one time…also wen u stalk an account u show up on theres,it makes no sense for them to just show up on yours(fb already knows u r intersted in them,its now there goal to get them intersted in you(by drawing awarnes to you…also wen fb sugest a friend to you of which shares no friends with u,this is an atempt to widen the gene pool like spiders web..& will often show u a stalker as clearly they like u & would eagerly add you given half a chance!in fb eyes/logic,one part of the equation is allready solved…ask yasen this!do u introduce 2 people to eachother wich u av no clue as to if either likes the other?or do u introduce 2 people of wich u know for a fact one likes the other…also if a certain person is mostly present in the friends bar & which as not stopd actiively using fbook,& u stalk/view there acount alot then u are both shown to eachother,simply as its obviose u stalk each other to fb,if not to each other,fb is slyly keeping u both in each others thoughts,not so much as match making but more an atempt to keep u both actively using fbook……..i av so much more to say,tests for u,to prove certain things without a doubt,but trying to prove they slyly reveal your stalkers to you”beyond a shadow of a doubt,100% certanty, is imposible due to the part random process & equaly none part,hence showing men & women always,some of these for exposure & others who are ya stalkers,,,,x=exposure,,y=stalkers,,z=the balance of these in reguards to girls,boys,,& other factors a wont go into……in a nutshell if there on yours & your on there,then u like each other!!!ps sorry bout the spelling mistakes….
    a hope this helps u guys,let me say that opening dumy acounts & using a simple deductive logical aproach will reveal all i dare not say,buts its a 99% u can work out who is checking u out with 100% acuracy….the only reason am trying to help u guys is that until a stumbled upon this”genuine”site,,a thougt a was crazy lols,,for years me & my brother av worked on project fbook,as we like to call it..& all aspects of it..your on the rite path guys & girls,your miles a head ov most people wha r in the dark ages”account hacking ect”remember this FBOOK reveals & shows u all u ever wanted to know,,u av just got to simply change how u look at it,& believe nothing fb tells you”nothing,not ever!!

  • The automatic list that appears when you type a letter is based on who Facebook thinks YOU are searching for. Anyone who believes anything else is in denial. You girls (and its obvious you’re girls by the obsessive way you’re overanalyzing everything) need to understand that guys are pretty simple. If we really dig a girl, we’re pretty dumb and will “show our hand” early on. If we like you romantically, and know you like us, we will ask you out. If we’re not asking to SEE you, we’re not interested. Talking on the phone, exchanging emails and FB messages are meaningless if a guy is not asking to SEE you face to face. Again, if a guy is not asking to SPEND TIME IN YOUR PRESENCE, even after you have let him know you’re receptive, he is simply not interested – at least not interested enough to make a move. And if he’s not interested enough to make a move, what’s the point? The guy who is genuinely interested in you, you won’t have to analyze anything because you’ll be too busy spending time with him to need to.

  • I’ve just tested this the people didn’t change just got mixed around, and there are people I interact with on a daily basis and they’re not even on the list!

    • try posting something like a status, and see who shows up suddenly. sometimes people will be up there, then they drop off fast.

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  • Okay, okay, okay…I HAVE asked him out, it’s just almost impossible the way our work schedules are and as far away as he lives. He knows I dig him…so we will just have to wait and see.

    I really didn’t mean to turn this into a dating advice page, lol!!!

    I DID however find the friendship page. I had to go through my page and find some errant comment made to someone and after that is said ‘see friendship’ and sure enough, there was the page. I was releived and happy, so now I can check if SallySlutManStealer is crushing on MY crush!!

    Crush told me he thought she was ‘cute’, bleh. Cute? I don’t think so with her leftover ’80’s hairdoo and her nasaly Roseanne Barr voice.

  • lol! If your crush calls you everyday what are you worried about? Just keep being your sweet and amazing self – jealousy is a completely wasted emotion!! (but yaeh, you should probably take SallySlutManStealer out, just in case !

  • lol! If your crush calls you everyday what are you worried about? Just keep being your sweet and amazing self – jealousy is a completely wasted emotion!! (but yaeh, you should probably take SallySlutManStealer out, just in case !

  • lol! If your crush calls you everyday what are you worried about? Just keep being your sweet and amazing self – jealousy is a completely wasted emotion!! (but yaeh, you should probably take SallySlutManStealer out, just in case !

  • Lol Kava.

    Listen if the crush is calling you daily. Then he is into you. Maybe it’s time you got upfront and asked him out yourself? Before you get beaten to it…

    Maybe he was busy when you called him back, just like you was when he called you. Maybe you’re just overthinking why you missed each others calls.

    Either way, ask him. If he says no then at least you know where you stand and can get over him and not have to worry about this whole site again, and you’ll know he has played you and then SallySlutmanStealer is welcome to him. If he says yes – then v happy days for you! :)

  • lol! If your crush calls you everyday what are you worried about? Just keep being your sweet and amazing self – jealousy is a completely wasted emotion!! (but yaeh, you should probably take SallySlutManStealer out, just in case !

  • Lol Kava.

    Listen if the crush is calling you daily. Then he is into you. Maybe it’s time you got upfront and asked him out yourself? Before you get beaten to it…

    Maybe he was busy when you called him back, just like you was when he called you. Maybe you’re just overthinking why you missed each others calls.

    Either way, ask him. If he says no then at least you know where you stand and can get over him and not have to worry about this whole site again, and you’ll know he has played you and then SallySlutmanStealer is welcome to him. If he says yes – then v happy days for you! :)

  • No questions about lists today nor do I have any insight into anything lately.

    This is more of a I HATE THE NEW FB rant.

    I uaed to be able to ‘see’ interactions with common friends on what WAS ‘the friendship page’.

    Now I cannot. I am thoroughly disgusted at this because they hired a new girl at work who made a comment that she thought the guy (MY CRUSH!!)was cute and she’s going ‘to get him’ (her words, not mine). So dontcha know, the first chance they get to work togher and BAM they are FB friends. I wish I knew who friended who (who asked and who accepted). The news scroll said SluttyNewGirl is now friends with Kavas Crush. Does this mean HE asked her or SHE asked him? Because if he asked her then I don’t know what coz he has like 2000 friends, but if she asked him..then she’s going after my crush (who is really comming around very nicely) and I WILL have to get her fired!

    the reason I wanted to find the ‘friendship’ page was to see if they were in anyway interacting (not PMing).

    Crush calls everynight before he leaves work( I know sweet), I won’t drag on a long story, but I missed his call and when I called back an hour later…no answer. I betcha SallySlutmanStealer asked him for a drink!!! Plus she lives much much closer to him and they share the same days off!!

    Now there is not FB friendhsip page…I may neve know if I’m being played! :(

  • If anyone is interested… try clicking on friends, and seeing who shows up even on that page, with their initials. The the guy that shows up first in my search bar, is first on that page as well, with both of his initials. In other words, it’s the main page for friends, but then it is somewhat the same as the search bar at the top of your facebook page.

    It is interesting enough the guy ( who shows up first with both initials) showed up on my friends list of ten friends, disappeared for a little bit, then showed up again, then disappeared again off the liste of ten friends, when he logged on once. this was when I just posted a note. keep this in mind with your left side bar… it issomething to think about

  • The link that was provided to see ”Who’s viewed your facebook profile”does not allow any access.Is there actually a site?Can it be posted?

  • I suspect that many people end up visiting this site after their secret crush appears on their top 10 facebook friends.

  • The list that automatically pops up when you type in the search bar is based on your stalker list. It’s obvious. However, the list of friends which appears after you type in any given letter in the search bar and hit “return” to search IS interesting… and quite different from the automatic pop up list. Both of my crushes (one of which I’ve been dating for several months now) appear when I type their first or last initials in the pop-up list (which is expected as they are numbers 2 & 3 on my stalker list). However, upon hitting return and searching for single letters, crush #1 (who I’m dating) appears first in search results for both first and last initial. Crush #2 appears much farther down (between 12 – 16) in the results. The people listed ahead of crush #2, especially the friends who are listed first and second, I KNOW check out my profile a lot because they’ve told me they do.

    • I’m not too sure about that. The person that shows up before me, on my first name initial has been poking me on facebook, opposed to the person that shows up with both initials when I put his initials in. don’t look at their profiles, but they both also show up frequently on my left side bar with friends. The guy that shows up in my search bar is at the very bottom of my chat list. I have the feeling that even though you don’t talk to a person, they will check up on you. here is the coincidence: try posting something and seeing who logs in almost minutes later after you post. the guy that shows up first with both initials, logs in minutes after I do, or if I post something. he might have me on close friends, in which they can check on what you post, without you knowing if they added you on close friends. They can even see what you posted by their mobile phones, or by their emails, without even logging into facebook. just another theory…

  • I did download the Keesh thing, and it is spot on with the search bar.

    Still it does not explain why this guy is in my friends search bar before others with his name, and those who share mutual friends.

    I wonder how long FB stores the data for the search? There are people in my stalker(keesh) list with high numbers who I viewed for the first time yesterday.

  • People,
    Search bar, when you type a letter and a list of names shows up, is based on the “stalker list” from that Keesh website. it’s pretty obvious, try it and see. If I type “K”, for instance, it brings up people with first and last names starting with “k” and the order is the same as in my “stalker list” from the “facebook friends” bookmark. So the search bar is 100% based on that list and those are people YOU stalk… Well, I agree that the way the “stalker list” is determined is somewhat questionable and I have my own theory how the numbers are assigned.

    so here it goes, my theory on the “stalker list” numbers (by the way, the list and numbers haven’t changed since last week, I believe it changes weekly or so now):

    1. people with equal number views from you and them get higher numbers. checked with some of my relatives whom I visit rarely but they are high on the stalker list because of many mutual views of some family photos in the last couple of months. I think you get 9 points for every “mutual” viewing occurrence (what defines an “occurrence” it’s separate question, maybe it’s certain number of views per week?)

    2. If you had many mutual views in the past but stop checking those people profiles, the numbers stay high and don’t fall, at least not for as long I was watching them (based on mentioned above relatives example).

    3.if you had only few mutual views in the past and stopped checking that person’s profile, the numbers will eventually go down.

    4. for each person on your stalker list, I think fb stores your average number of views per week or so, and if you exceed that average in some week, the number on the stalker list goes higher by ~ 1 to 3points. If it goes up by 9 points or so, it may mean you are looking wayyy more often, or it may mean they look back (see #1 above).

    5. people you ever searched for or clicked on their profiles are also listed on the stalker list but with much lower numbers (1.x or 0.x for me). I think they get higher numbers if you have mutual friends or of they searched for you as well.

    … next time I will post my theory on LSB10… too tired ow :)

    • you’re forgetting that there are those who do not check out other profiles…

      I don’t check out this person’s profile, and I noticed after putting my first and last name initials in my search bar, I am first on my last name, but second on my first name(whereas the person at number one with a name starting with “J” has been poking me a lot on facebook) while the person, who I am highly suspicious about, yet I like him, he shows up on my search bar at all times when I put his initials of his first and last name on the search bar, he is always first. what do you make of that? could it be that I am tracking myself looking at my profile lesser than this person, plus to back this up, I never log into facebook that much, so this may conclude that this person may be looking at my profile, and I notice it when I post notes; he logs in everytime I post a note, which is the coincidence…in fact he’s been first on my search list for months, even after the LSB10 seemingly went random, as other posts had stated. I don’t know too much about this stalker’s list, but if someone can take note about the search bar, yet does not look at other profiles other than their own, then it would be notceable how people look at your profile. I don’t get why everyone seems to say it’s who you look at. I don’t look at other profiles, like some others do…

    • Ditto to Alice… (please read Joe)

      1. I don’t check my ex’s profile. (not in over 6 weeks.)
      2. We are not even friends. (Dropped his butt 4 weeks ago)
      3. He showed up 2nd and 3rd on three others friends of mine in their Search Bar results –>and they are not friends of the Ex, and have NO mutual friends with the Ex.

      He is checking me out, and checking these three other friends page out (becasue I do things with them often.)

      They have never looked at his page, and for privacy reasons I wont reveal his name, but it is super-common male name. Two even had friends with his same first name, but he appeared before those.

      Try this out with some friends help. Search bar is who is viewing your page, period.

      • I think I meant that with the sidebar, about those people checking out the profile. It find it odd that I am second on my first initial, but first on my last name. The guy that I do my best to avoid, he is the first, with both initials, but I haven’t checked it out with other friends, yet. that is something worth trying!

      • I tried out what you pointed out, and I am not too sure about the “return”results thing. It points out that one of my friends shows up under the guy with both his initials. they both have the same initial of “R”, and the guy with both initials shows up first, but then the guy who admitted to have read my notes, is under the other guy. The friend told me that the reason he may be near the top is because he wanted to get into the notes I have been writing, so that would mean that the guy with both of his initials has been checking me out– possibly reading my notes as well, but not notifying me. I’m not to sure if the “people you may know” or “suggested subscribers” or “tagged photos” even line up with this anymore… but close friends also seems to be of a suspicion as well.

        My mother has this old BF that left her, and he tried to add me of facebook,and I was told by my sister that he has been wanting to know how I was doing, and guess what, he is under the friend that admitted to have been reading my notes, so he is definitely checking out my profile.I don’t think it’s the search results after you search because it will show u nothing but randomness, but the automatic search results seem to line up well!

        The funny thing is, the guy that shows up with both of his initials, we had agreed on a relationship, and we are pretty much ignoring each other, to work on where we are first, but that does not mean that he cannot be checking out my profile as well, because I promised myself to him, plus when I ask him how he is doing, he askes me as well.

        @kava, if your crush is ignoring is callng you, he is interested. Looks can be deceiving, when it looks like he may be interested in that girl, or whatever. The worst that could happen is getting blown off by him, but tht hasn’t happenned to you, so there is no giving up there. I asked the guy I like if I could invite him to where I am, and he didn’t like me asking him, so that let me know, he is giving me up, unless I give up on him, so don’t give up on your crush either…

  • I think the side bar does have some relevance to who is looking at your profile. For instance, I keep noticing that my ex stays on my sidebar for a long time even though I haven’t looked at her profile :S

  • SEARCH BAR UPDATE:

    I got two friends, who are not friends with my Ex, to type in the Search Bar the first two letters of his name, and he came up in their search bar. Which likely means he is looking at their page (if he is truly FB stalking me, he would want to know what I am doing with these two people).

    So search bar tells you who is looking at your page.

    • I noticed the same thing on my facebook profile. I have someone who we both established that we would be in a physical relationshipwith each other at some point, and ever since then, he has had no interactions with me, but it was me sending him Messages to check on him, but the thing is, I do not visit his page to message him, I go instantly to the messages inbox where he last sent back a reply. for those who suddenly have no interactions with someone after they agree on a relationship, this may be because they are affected by it as well. I did hear a saying, and it said, what you avoid the most is most likely what you focus on the most, and this guy, avoids me at all costs, but freely talks to everyone else on facebook. Maybe I affected him, and I notice that he is also the first person that shows up on my search bar, with both initials, and it has been that way for a long time. I also have people I may know, and every time I see the mutual friends, he is there. I had recently posted before that this person seems to log on everytime I post a note, or something. He could be reading my notes. Btw the way, there was another post I posted up here about the friends list on the left, he showed up twice and disappeared after I wrote a note about him. I think he may have the clue that I like him…The searchbar, is very suspicious in a way, followed by the close friends. I notice when I see the home page, he is shown directly at the top, and I do not have anyone on the close friends, nor do I have any reason to check out his profile, or anyone elses for that matter.

    • So in your thesis, I am very sure those who show up in the search bar first, may be those who do not openly interact with you, but may be check you out. In my case, my crush does not talk to me, and it is me talking to him a lot, so maybe he is playing “silent” because he thinks I am not seeing that he may be checking me out. he does stay logged in for a while when I am on, maybe because he expects a message from me, or he may be worried I may be talking to someone else. Sometimes, he’ll log in and log back out, and then there are times when I am logged on, and I log off as soon as he logs on…My other thesis is, a friend can see on the left on their homepage, the little picture icons that specify if one is on chat, with the little green dot off, recognizes one that they are not available to chat, but they are still shown to be online. so maybe he gets curious about my prolonged online status, and clicks on my picture maybe, because I only go on face book to either talk to him, or write notes, but here lately I haven’t been talking to him, maybe one day he’ll ask me how I am doing…I don’t know…

  • @AgainstFools, exactly! I’m not even friends with this guy, and he continues to be in my search bar as the top one, despite alphabetizing, and I have not seen his page in 8 weeks!

    The Search Bar HAS to be who is looking at your page most.

  • THE PROBLEM IS not only your friends, i was looking for a month about 5 times on my ex-girl profile. I am not a friend on facebook with her, i don’t have any mutual friends with her nor any interesting staff nor comments…nothing just silence…after a while a saw that when i type in the SEARCH box the first letter of her name she appears first in the search…how is that possible? after another couple days she gives me a friend request…i was, ok what a coincidence BUT IT IS NOT…
    I made an experiment: i went to my friend’s house, we did a new facebook profile through a proxy site. we both started to visit that profile for a week…and guess what…now when i enter that fake profile when i type in the search box my first two letters it immediately shows up my full name….how the *uck came up this suggestion?

    • Have you tried putting your own initials in the search bar, on your regular account? I’ve done it, and a person with the same first name initial is first, and I am second on the search bar, while when I put in my last name initial, I am first. My only clue is that this person used to poke me a lot on facebook, until I stopped doing it. The person I like is also first when I type in both of his initials, and I only interact with him by PM, but by clicking on the inbox, but never by visiting his profile…but I haven’t been doing it lately, yet he is still first…but I do notice when writing out my notes, he mysteriously logs in minutes after. he doesn’t even have to ask how I am doing, he can just read my notes, to find out my current status, yet he talks freely to everyone else on facebook.

  • woahhhh! left side bar being so so random now…today only one person on there is a usual LSB recipient.

  • EXPLAIN THIS: I never look at my ex’s profile, we broke up for over 8 weeks now, and we are no longer “friends”. So PLEASE EXPLAIN why he is the first person at my SEARCH BAR?

    It is not even alphabetized! His name is Mutt, my best friends name is Mandy, but he ALWAYS shows up first. I have not visited his page in over 7 weeks, but go to Mandy’s every day!

  • I have been following this site for all comments, i encountered some similar scenarios. However, the outcome is driving me mad, as there is not solid pattern, and I can not make any solid conclusion.I have experience with programming, I will talk about my thoughts on programming on random list in another reply.

    However , today I found out something about chat sidebar. The chat sidebar appeared on my FB suddenly one day early September replaced the old chat window. At that time, i noticed there were about 10 people names displayed, and one of them was the guy I broke off 3 months ago, but I never chatted with him at all, in fact I have never had any interaction with him, but I looked at his profile a lot initially when we connected in June. Then after 2 or 3 days, the sidebar disappeared totally. 2 days ago (4 October), the sidebar appeared again. The strange thing i noticed was there was a discrepancy of the list of friends displayed on IE and Firefox. My ex appeared in firefox but not in IE,i signed on to my account same time using different browser. After a few thinking, trial and error, I realised it was because of the display on the screen, some names got overlapped. My conclusion is the chat sidebar is supposed to display all your friends, however due to the limitation of the space on screen, some names in between get overlapped. So don’t look into the list of friends on sidebar, they meant nothing.

    You can try this to understand what I said. When you sign on to FB, you probably see 20 names displayed on your sidebar, now do a Control and ‘-‘ (minus sign) to reduce the display, and keep doing the step, you can see the list getting longer. For my case, I have 60 friends, i managed to see them all almost.

    Try and let me know what you thing! Happy Trying.

    – ZZ

  • Something unusaul happened to my ‘stalker list’ yesterday. Crush has been at #2 for over a week. That due to the fact that WorkStalkerGirl and I have been exchanging pictures,wall posts and links for the past week which shot her up to #1. Okay, I understand that.

    However, yesterday when I logged on (via Opera) crush had shot waaayyy up to #1. I have not visited, nor pm’d or had ANY contact what so ever via FB with him. As a matter of fact, it’s as though were were NEVER FB friends at all (weird, but we’ve moved past the FB postings and into a ‘real-life’ communication mode).

    Checked Firefox and stalker list was the same until mid-day, when crush was shown at #1 (I don’t know if it takes a while for different browsers to “catch-up” with the list, but I think it may).

    This was like this ALL DAY.

    Crush & I had a bit of a tiff the night before, soooo…perhaps he was looking at my wall to see if I was talking to anyone else about it??

    Then about eleven last night the list revereted back to how it had been, with WorkStalkerGirl #1 and crush #2.

    Crush is still in MO5/10 (either in picture or name mouseover. Sometimes both) and in PYMK and PYMK3. Also in Deactivate Your Account, Tag and Search Bar. He is gone from LSB.

    I just think it is strange how for about 24 hours he shot so far ahead to #1, and only for that short period of time. Everyone else on the list their numbers stayed the same.

  • here we go, the algorithm changed again! everything is different now!…search bar, and close friends lis are differentt…and I see new people in MO5 (picture and name)…I still see ex in the MO5 but not as often :S!..I believe, now, they have made it more random…@cher, if your deceased aunt used to show all the time in the MO5, then this means that thet MO5 had never got anything to do with the profile views!! :((((
    (although I still believe that MO5 are the people who click on you more than your other friends in your fb

  • Well I have a fake profile. I stalked it w/ my real profile for 2 months. My list has my fake profile at high numbers(-84.xx). My fake profile’s list has all friends at 0 since I did not visit pages w/ it. I just added friends . Kept it clean. The list is who YOU view.

  • If you mean the stalker list, it is not the search bar. There is a link posted by @guy (it’s a script) that shows you whose profiles you look the most. But it looks like it registers mutual profile viewing as well.

  • What is the Stalker Bar? Is it the Search Bar?

    Also, when does the new Facebook Timeline kicks in? That will be the last we see of the LSB, but the MO5 and Search Bar will still be there.

  • Can someone tell me what PYMK3 is?
    The list is based on two-sided viewing for sure. I noticed today that a friend of mine (once best friend) whom I deleted from my friends and have not checked her profile for ages, has moved up. Her number stayed the same for the last week, except for today. I haven’t visited her profile, so I suppose she visited mine?!!
    There is something about this list and I want to figure it out, it drives me crazy :)

  • Yes, @ hello, the side bar has changed – new people have been added that were never there before. I also have noticed that the MO5 has changed. Some have dropped off completely that were there forever. (my deceased aunt has dropped off – she passed away in May and was there forever). The PYMK3 has also changed. I noticed that those who have been added (about 5 new people) are those who I have been interacting with a lot lately, so that makes sense. Also some are my close friends who I don’t really interact with on FB, but they are suddenly showing up?? odd….

    I have also noticed that the stalker bar is working again. And there are strange results. Crush keeps dropping :( But I have also dropped out of that #2 spot. The person who is now my #1 is someone I know very well who has been looking at my profile (I told her to so she could get some links I posted). Mind you I never go to her profile, so this list is definitely not just who you look at.

    I saw some new names on there as well, so I had to see who they were. Some were people I didn’t even know, so I would not have been viewing them. I posted on a public page recently, so I am assuming they looked at my profile from there (we had no mutual friends either). I also found some of my crush’s friends on there – people who I have never looked at, nor do I know who they are. Hmmmmmmmm. Since we don’t interact publicly, why would they look at my profile? Did he tell them to???

    Luckily he is still coming up in the MO5 and PYMK3, but not as often. :( There is definitely something to the phone app thing. I notice whenever I post anything, within a few minutes of posting, he comes up in both MO5’s (name and pic). Which, why when he is not coming up as often any other time, after many refreshes?

    Something did change….maybe their algorithm was recently updated, and that is why so many of those who were regulars on my LSB10 and MO5 have dropped off, and been replaced by new people who I have been interacting with quite frequently. My fear is that crush is going to drop off soon too…. :(

  • I have noticed since the past 2 days, that my left side bar’s friends list has been changing like 2 times per day….weird.

  • I have noticed since the past 2 days, that my left side bar’s friends list has been changing like 2 times per day….weird.

  • @iPhone 5 – I was just about to let people know the same thing.

    Been a while – was here a few weeks ago, but my comment disappeared along with some other peoples…

    Anyway – Just an FYI – If you make use of FB’s new “Close Friends” List your MO5/10 will only show those people on the list. I did it, checked my MO5/10, then removed everyone, and it went back to “normal”.

    And as well, I would never want FB to show who I’m viewing or who’s viewing me. I would no longer go to anyone’s page unless they post something of interest. But no more creeping for me = less time on FB = less log ins… I don’t think FB wants to go there. :)

  • it happened again, the person logged on, and came back onto my LSB10 friends, on my profile! it may actually be those who do recently look at your profile. I usually talk to him over PM. Maybe he keeps logging on because he expects me to talk to him with PM, so he could be checking out my profile. this is only pinpointable when you don’t check out profile. I’m not like THAT of a stalker…

  • the people who i chat/message the most aren’t even on that list..? theres people on that list ive never even talked to in real life.. i got creepers.

  • I have noticed that the MO5 shows people who have been placed into the Close Friends list. Try it and see?

  • Look here guys: http://thekeesh.com/2011/08/who-does-facebook-think-you-are-searching-for/

    You have to drag the link to your bookmark bar, and then log onto FB and click on the link, and a list will pop up. “Supposedly” it will be a list of those YOU stalk on FB. But we all have decided it is mutual views not always who YOU stalk. The only problem is, we have come to the conclusion that the link has been disabled because it isn’t working like it first was. (see our previous comments). I’m sure you can give it a try anyway!

    @ kava: LOL – I feel the same way. This is really starting to consume WAY too much of my time. LOL

  • Not true, as i can see people who never even log on to facebook.
    moreover, i visit my best friend’s profile 100 times a day.
    yet, i donot appear in her friendlist area.

    • something happenned to me today. I wrote another note referring to someone I like on facebook. they just so happened to be online as the same time. when I published the note, after refreshing the page a couple of times, the person I liked was on the left side bar on my profile, but only for a little while, then after that, they disappeared off of it. It may be so that it is those who view your profile, because this person doesn’t openly say how he likes me, but he always ends up on my LSB10 friends every few days.

  • re:stalker list.

    My conclusion, due to my savvy scientific research(lol), is that the list is indeed definitly based on ‘two-way’ intereaction.

    Last night I “visited” the site of an old HS friend, she has looked at my stuff & posted on my wall & we have PM’d each other a couple of time.

    Then I “visited” a friend that I know never goes on FB, let alone would look at anything on my site(a friend of a friend I ‘freinded’ over a year ago)

    I went through BOTH friends “friend’s list”. This AM, old HS friend shot up about 10pts, friend #2 stayed exactly the same. Just like my ex did the previous day(when crush shot up).

    HS friend is now #6 where before was waaayyy toward the end of the middle of list.

    I know she hardly ever is on FB, but when she is i’t usually to browse around(I know, because she has told me she does this)and keep up on correspondence.

    I did notice that the numbers between FireFox and Opera were a little different. Why that is, I haven’t a clue. But then I haven’t a clue why I have become so “OBSESSED” with this whole ‘stalker-list’, ‘numbers game’, ‘is he watching me?’ thing I’m doing!

    Somehow I can see myself in a straight jacket in a padded room, mumbling to myself “the numbers, the numbers, facebook numbers are real…he was on the list”

  • my stalker list has recently changed a bit. That one girl is still at the top with a really high number. But crush jumped up to #2, but his number did not change. I WAS #2, and I have dropped down to #4. My ex is at #3. But I did just look at his profile last night because he posted a new pic and I wanted to look at it. Strange….

  • @Kava: I believe the stalker list has been non-functional for quite a while now. It hasn’t changed for me in over a month!

  • It is definitely strange to see someone on the MO5/10 on both lists right after you post something. I was chatting with a good friend last night. We just started chatting recently though. So he is never on my MO5/10. He wrote something earlier in the day, and I replied at night. He responded within SECONDS. Makes me wonder if he has his phone set up to get my updates. hmmm. This was on my wall post.

    @kava, are we the same person? lol I swear everything you write about sounds just like my situation. I will write more later…gotta go.

  • ok, I was sooo right about the LSB10!..Today, its showing the exact same badge of people as it showed the day before yesterday (maybe a few differences). as for mo5/10 picture and name, I like the idea of notifications on the iphone that most of you mentioned…in general (without getting into details) I think we all agree that the only explanation for the appearance of some people in mo5 that we hardly ever interact with, is that they click on you (your profile, status, photos…) more than others.

  • Ok Check this out, if someone replies to your status and then you comment again – what happens to your pic and name MO5/10. Mine is currently showing all 5 pics the same on both the name and pic MO…. 4 I interact with a lot. The last one is crush, and dont interact with at all….

    Just when I thought I’d had it figured…

  • I think this is an excellent feature for facebook because now you know who is checking out your profile.

  • okay, guys I tried posting this question on Facebook help centre, but you either don’t get answers or get answers that are not helpful, plus you cannot type your question completely if it is too long (they have a very short word-count!). I don’t know where else to type this for quicker responses and answers, so here goes: I had customized everything on my Facebook account, right from my default wall posts, photo albums, who can view my friend’s list, etc…but when I press “View as” and type the name of any of the persons on my customize list of “Make this visible to” list, that person cannot view my photos and my two latest wall posts (they can view my tagged photos though). Is the customize option broken? It was viewable to the specific people on my “Make this visible to” list in the customize options some weeks back. It was working some weeks back. It would be really helpful if someone could shed some light here and help me work this out.

  • @Cher you are correct it does also happen when I post. However, the crushes pic comes right up on MO5/10 pic and name after one refresh for me. So is it because of view? I doubt it. They’d have to look literally a second after I post an update.

    Is it possible to get notications just for particular people on your phone? I’m not sure I’ve seen that feature???

  • @ Kava: It is interesting now that you said your crush appeared on your MO5 in both places right after you did something on FB, and that it’s possible he has his phone set up to notify him whenever you post something. I tried something last night. I kept going back and forth with another friend on one post. Then I would wait a minute and check the MO5/10. Sure enough, my crush appeared on BOTH at the same time!! I know he wasn’t on FB at that time on his computer (he wasn’t home). But I know he uses some phone app for facebook, so MAYBE, just MAYBE, he got a notification on his phone when I posted and checked what I wrote through his phone, and that is why he came up on MO5 in both places. What do you think??

    I don’t have my phone set up to get any notifications when a certain person posts. What exactly happens on your phone when they post? Are they able to see what you posted on their phone? Hmmmmmmmmm.

    See we admitted how we felt about each other last week, so I KNOW he likes me A LOT, but I think I screwed up, and now we are ignoring each other. I don’t know why. :(

    • I notice the same whenever I write notes. the person that shows up the most must know I must have written a note because it would show up on their newsfeed. The coincidence is that they log in minutes after when they are not on facebook. remember, with close friends, friends do not know who is picked, or if they are picked by their friends. They have the option to see what you posted something like a status or note, either while on facebook, and/or with their email…

      so don’t be surprised if people keep cycling frequently more than others in your friendlist, or MO5/10…

  • I got my friend to comment on my status, and exactly that time she showed up on both (mo picture and name), but not more than 2 minutes…I mean after refreshing the page she was not there anymore..so I guess, the thing you guys say about this mo5 is true but it only works for 2 minutes, after that it changes again..keep on discovering things guys..I really like it :P

  • So I noticed something interesting just now. When I view somebody’s profile on one facebook account, as a friend, they will have the same 10 people appear in their top 10 list no matter how many times the page is refreshed. However, when I use a different account to view them, without being a friend, the list appears to be half the same as the other list, and half different. However the same 10 friends appear regardless of how many times the page is refreshed here as well.

  • @Kava you’re def right regarding the MO5/10, I usually get an independant email or he will comment on another social network. And I know my crush has a crush on me too, he tells me all the time…. Just a shame we have an ocean between us! It’s just interesting to me to know he is stalking my profile and quiet funny too!

  • When FB rolled out the new layout I was getting a lot of ads and PPYM from a bunch of “local news people” I had recently ‘friended’.

    Within the last couple of days I have noticed my PPYM and Tagged Photos comming back to life with the ‘regulars’.

    I have NOT been to crush’s page or PM’d him, commented, liked or anything to do with him for at least 2 weeks now. We are sorta playing a cat&mouse-hard-to-get game with each other.

    Last two day he has been almost exclusively the ONLY PPYM & tagged photos that are showing up. Interesting to say the least.

    In regards to MO5/10: I have noticed that when both the photo and name show the same pic, that person is definitly online and either clicked your page through the status or has you listed as a ‘status update’ for their mobile. I beleive this because right after I notice someone on BOTH, I will get some kind or comment or like from the person (or perhaps a phone call or text in reference to my status).

    Like I’ve said “I DON’T CARE” cause I know my crush has a crush on ME!!!

  • @YES, thats what I have concluded. Happened again just now. I know he has just woken up, as there is an 8 hour time difference and he awakes around this time every day.

  • Me, So, if they appear in both (mo picture,name) is more probable that they just checked you, rather than if they only appear in one?? Ex appear in one of these, everytime I refresh, but ususally not in both at the same time !!! although everyitme of th day I open facebook he’s in one of them

  • Further proof. It’s just happened again. MO5/10 at the same time just as I know he has gone online at another social network site and he has also emailed during the same time period. Also, my dad just appeared on both, so I asked him if he had just looked at my profile and he said yes!

  • seems ‘THE KEESH’ site is down. Stalker list unable to open in Opera, but remains the same in Firefox.

    A person would have to be an idiot not to know FB was behind this, which leaves me to conclude that ‘THE SALKER LIST’ was a two-way street. Otherwise why would ANYONE care, let alone the people who installed it, as the person who installed it ALREADY KNOWS who they are looking at continuously!!!!

    AHHHH, well, at least I got to KNOW that crush has a crush on ME!!!

  • I am very dissapointed . I have been told I am doing freinding to poeople I don’t know , when you are in the wrong , I have not freined anyone I didn’t and more so , I have not frende anyone in a about a month , isn’t that harrassment or discrimanation .

  • @Guy, thanks fro you opinion
    If you ask me, I say I don’t count on this LSB10 to make any conclusion anymore. I think it’s now (at least for me) 3 saved badge of people that take turn in showing up in your LSB10 everyday!…it’s like that facebook has a “saved”record of the lists of friends for each one of us and keeps showing that. For me, most of them are those whom I said hapy bday on their wall (I call them “bday badge” from now on :P). so, these people are ALWAYS in my lsb10, they never go 
    And yes, ex is in one of the badges too, and he appears every 3 or 4 days.. But I don’t count on it anymore
    What I have focused on at this moment is the mo5 and close friend suggestion list, as he and his best buddies are there EVERYDAY!

    Another thing to note: I’m very careful not to have any interaction with his profile, for example I never click on “show more comments” on his status as I know facebook probabely record that as the “interaction”!…YET, he is always in mo5, which makes me happy! :P

    One more thing to note: my LSB10 and mo5 have discrepancies for many people! For example, “happy birthday badge” NEVER appear in mo5, which make me conclude that they are obviously not interested in my profile!, another proof is my English teacher which I talked about before; I have interaction with her profile almost everyday, but she NEVER EVER appears in my mo5, not even once!!!!!!

    What I like to ask from you guys is to keep an eye on mo5, and put your findings here, I always check this thread although I promised to myself to stop thinking about mystery of facebook, but I just cant help it! :P
    Thanks

  • @Guy, thanks fro you opinion
    If you ask me, I say I don’t count on this LSB10 to make any conclusion anymore. I think it’s now (at least for me) 3 saved badge of people that take turn in showing up in your LSB10 everyday!…it’s like that facebook has a “saved”record of the lists of friends for each one of us and keeps showing that. For me, most of them are those whom I said hapy bday on their wall (I call them “bday badge” from now on :P). so, these people are ALWAYS in my lsb10, they never go 
    And yes, ex is in one of the badges too, and he appears every 3 or 4 days.. But I don’t count on it anymore
    What I have focused on at this moment is the mo5 and close friend suggestion list, as he and his best buddies are there EVERYDAY!

    Another thing to note: I’m very careful not to have any interaction with his profile, for example I never click on “show more comments” on his status as I know facebook probabely record that as the “interaction”!…YET, he is always in mo5, which makes me happy! :P

    One more thing to note: my LSB10 and mo5 have discrepancies for many people! For example, “happy birthday badge” NEVER appear in mo5, which make me conclude that they are obviously not interested in my profile!, another proof is my English teacher which I talked about before; I have interaction with her profile almost everyday, but she NEVER EVER appears in my mo5, not even once!!!!!!

    What I like to ask from you guys is to keep an eye on mo5, and put your findings here, I always check this thread although I promised to myself to stop thinking about mystery of facebook, but I just cant help it! :P
    Thanks

  • @Guy,Thanks for your opinoin!…if you ask me, I say LSB10 is not a reliable source to make any hypothesis anymore!..I think this LSB10 is now ( at least for me) three “saved badge of people” who take turn everyday in appearing in my sidebar!…most of them I said happy birthday on their wall 2-3 months back and they have just decided to stick to my LSB10, they just don’t go away!!! :S

    it’s like that facebook has a “saved” record of lists of friends for every one of us and they change it everyday…

    >>>>>proof: my LSB10 and mo5 don’t have consistency for many people!….those “happy bday badge” who are always on LSB10, never show in my mo5, which makes me conclude that they are obviosuly not interested in my profile. another proof>>my english teacher whom I have interaction with her profile on a DAILY BASIS,NEVER EVER appeares in my mo5, not even once!!!!!

    and yes, Ex is in one of the badges of LSB10, and he appears every 3 or 4 days! but I dont count on it anymore!…the thing I have focused on, is this MO5 and close friend suggestion! he appears on these 2 lists everyday, along with his best buddies!

    I don’t like to talk much, but I should just say, I’m very careful not to have any kind of interaction with his profile!…he is in my newsfeed, but, for example, i never click on “show more comments” on his status, because I know that facebook probably record that as an interaction!…YET, he is still there in mo5, which makes me happy! :P

    what I like to ask from all of you is to keep an eye on your mo5 and put your findings here!! :P…..I always check this thread, although I promised to myself that I never think about this mystery in facebook anymore, but I just can’t help it!

    Thank you all :)

  • @Yes: I don’t have a concrete answer to your question, but if you’re asking me for my opinion, I happen to believe the LSB10 and MO5 are a mixture of people who YOU interact with and who has (recently?) interacted with your profile. For those unexplained people whose presence we can’t explain are probably the people visiting our profile.

    I stalked myself with a dummy profile persistently enough a while ago (with a like button or two sprinkled in) and managed to maintain this dummy profile on my LSB10 and MO5 rotation. Other people have appeared whom I purposefully stalked did eventually appear on the MO5, but not the LSB10. It took several weeks, but she did eventually begin appearing on the MO5 where she had never appeared prior.

    That’s all I have.

  • Ok. Here’s my latest observation. My crush and I chat via email. It’s a long distance thing. Hence why we have never communicated via fb. He was only either showing above my MO name or MO pic. Then he emails me. I check my MO5/10 and within minutes of getting that email he is on my MO5/10 both pic and name. So I do agree with whoever said if they appear on both they have just checked you out within a small time frame. But I will keep a check on this and see if it happens again. He is still on my friends suggestion list too.

  • I know that there are people of those 10 that I know I haven’t had had public contact with on Facebook. I haven’t even liked anything that they have ever posted. I believe that it is who is checking your profile the most….which creeps me out….because some people I’ve only talked to once….like 2 years ago…..

  • @ YES MO5/10 has nothing to do with interactions. It has to be something to do with views. Theirs or mine, or even both – not sure. But it is related somehow.

  • one more thing to add, my teacher from middle school always post very nice poems on her status and I “like” or comment of them almost everyday! yet, she NEVER shows up in my mo5, and only very rarely she shows up in lSB10!..that makes me think that this mo5 got nothing to do with facebook interactions!

  • @Guy, how much is the possibility that mo5 and close friends suggestion list be those who stalk you (or let’s just say view you, or you are in their news feed?)??..I know!there is no certainity in fb! we all just guess based on our experiences!! ex, still shows up in mo5 and close friend suggestion! I really wanna know why! I should say, I usually don’t stalk anyone in facebook and generally not very active ( although I go to facebook everyday, but I dont have any activity)

  • @Cher: Unfortunately, whenever you comment or like a post from someone else who has their privacy settings to public / friends of friends, it will end up as a viewable story to all of your friends. Short of not leaving comments on people with public posts, there is nothing you can do to stop these ticker-updates from going up – at least not for the time being.

    To everyone who thinks Facebook is deleting comments: I really doubt that. For one, this site is not hosted nor affiliated with Facebook. In fact, the original article we’re all commenting on is somewhat critical of Facebook. If they really wanted to sweep this under the rug, they would just have this page removed. A more likely explanation: the servers are acting up. Keep in mind, this thread has been up for a few months short of a year. These things do happen from time to time.

    @Kava: My ‘stalker list’ has not changed for about ten days now as well. In this case I do think Facebook found out about the stalker-script and decided to disable it from prying eyes, which sort of implies there may have been some elements of tracking beyond your own involved. (Pure speculation, of course.)

  • @cher: on Sept. 20th(when I posted the ‘stalker list’ was disabled) i noticed that the whole KEESH site(where the list java script originated from) was down. I assumed because it had crashed, but now I’m not so sure. It was right after that that FB ‘debut’ it NEW layout, so put two and two together = something smells fishy here.

    Plus my list has not changed at all either…except for my #2 spot has now moved waaaayyy up (from -19 to -28!) and I haven’t a clue why. I posted a photo on her page on Monday, but I ALSO posted photos on about 5 or 6 OTHER people pages that day also. ANd that was 4+ days ago? She’s the only one that moved, and moved alot.

  • My comments from the other day got deleted as well. Maybe it was just a glitch with the page or something? Because we weren’t saying anything worse than what I have been seeing on my News Feed! People are really upset about the changes. I do not like that ticker on the side at all. I don’t really care that one of my friends “liked” her friend’s post. I want to know how to set up my privacy settings so I don’t have my comments on that ticker. Anyone know for sure??

    Also, back to the other stuff. Are you all still checking out your “stalker list” with the numbers? I have been checking every day, and it has NOT CHANGED at ALL in over a week. The names are STILL in the same order, and the numbers (which I wrote down) are EXACTLY the same as they were a week ago. At first, it wasn’t doing that. It was changing constantly. Do you think it is no longer working for some reason? Have any of you noticed the same thing?

  • @kava What is Facebook so worried about? Why are some of our posts getting deleted? Someone from the Facebook offices are checking these messages…There is no other reasonable explanation I can think of….The next thing you’ll know, they’ll be shutting down this blog itself! :X :X

  • @kava What is Facebook so worried about? Why are some of our posts getting deleted? Someone from the Facebook offices are checking these messages…There is no other reasonable explanation I can think of….The next thing you’ll know, they’ll be shutting down this blog itself! :X :X

  • @FoxyVixen: My Bob/Mike senario seems to be deleted?! Well since you saw it, my point is that if someone does not know to post their post specifically to that ONE person or customize their list and say they have it listed as “friend of friend”, then YES everyone on their friends’ list AND their friends’ list is going to see that information on the ticker!!

    This has to be the case because if you look at your ticker you may see SusieQ commented on JoeSchmoe comment. Yet YOU are NOT friends with JoeSchmoe! JoeSchmoe is someone who went to school with SuzieQ fifteen years ago, get what I’m saying?

    This whole “customizing”, “List”, “Public” posting crap is confusing to almost EVERYONE.

    It’s going to get to the point where NO ONE is going to want to post anything at all for fear of who might see it.

    @sarah: I agree with you!

    I noticed on home page a LOT MORE ads? Not very may suggestions or photo tags or PYMK? What’s that about?

  • yeah, there’s at least two people on my suggested close friends list I’ve had no interaction with whatsoever- I think it’s almost the same as my MO5 (except for maybe two people). Obviously, my ex is up there,too and I have restrained from stalking her in a while now. There’s also some people I’ve had public interaction with once like happy birthday on their birthday and that’s it. plus like 3 close friends of mine but that makes sense. What’s most interesting to me is that most people up there are my ex’s close friends whose profiles I NEVER check out. If it hadn’t been for this I think I would have given up hope a good while ago so this better be for real;) On the other hand, though there’s this guy who’s a good friend of mine and who I’ve been stalking recently as an experiment and who I know rarely logs onto Facebook. And he does appear on the suggested close friends list. He’s still absent from the MO5, though..

  • people can choose who they want as close friends, then they are able to see more of that person. what the other does not know is when or if they are added by anyone, so you could count on that person who mysterious added you to close friends to check on your profile more often, by either looking at what you publish. in my case I wrote a note and the person I was writing about just so happened to log in a few minutes afterward. maybe I am his close friend. I also switched back to my page to notice that he was back on my LSB10 friends list on my profile. with close friends, they have the option to see more of what you post, and can find this out while on facebook, or by their email. this may explain why this person logs on everytime I submit a note I write for myself, not that I have anything to hide on facebook. I would like to know who views my profile, and it may be the person that I was talking about because he also appears on the searchlist when I type the first letters of his first and last name.

  • How comes my post on here about the close friends suggestions got removed? Strange….

    Lets see if it stays up this time!

    On my close friends suggestions everyone except two people I intereact with regularly. The two I dont react with are a. an old school friend who I have never interacted with, no chat, no likes, no wall comments and no tags. Only interaction has been the add that was over a year ago. Yet she show’s up here. I haven’t even looked at her profile since then either.

    The other is my crush… again, I have never interacted with, no chat, no likes, no wall comments and no tags. Only interaction has been the add that was over a year ago. I do look at his profile occasionally, but have tried not to in recent time. Yesterday morning he wasn’t on my MO5/10. He claims he never goes on FB but yesterday afternoon on another social networking site, he made a comment about the new fb lay out. Straight away I deceided to look at my MO5/10 and he had re-appeared.

    But it’s the close friends suggestions I find really interesting, because like I said I have never had fb interaction with either. Why would it suggest them to me?

  • Question: Has anyone notice the new privacy settings for posts/pics? If I want my crush to see my picture, and I also want my sister, and some other close friends to see it, but not my remaining 1390 FB friends, I can go ahead and set the privacy to the five or six people I choose. Right? HOWEVER, when this pic gets published, guess what happens? Crush, sister, and close friends will see the “custom” setting on my pic and be able to see who else is on the list of people I’ve allowed to view my pic. What gives? Isn’t the point of customizing your privacy supposed to be just that? A way to have people view what you want without knowing whether they are the only ones who do or don’t? Seriously? FB is gone too far.

    @Kava, If I’m understanding your argument correctly then privacy on FB is non-existant. Let me get this straight. You are saying that the BOB/MIKE interaction will be seen by everyone on the Newsfeed regardless or whether or not Mike intended it just for Bob? Say Mike sets the “Kava is a douche” post to a setting that is customized for Bob’s eyes only. Are you saying that YOU, and the rest of Mike’s friends, can see this on the Newsfeed? Really? Then if that is the case there is absolutely no privacy on FB. NONE whatsoever!

  • Facebook friends list ‘disabled’? will not work on any browser and cannot log into mashables or the the keesh’s site! F U FACEBOOK!

  • i think you are right becouse the same group of 20 peaople (i never spoke with on facebook) allways came up again and again. and there was one person that was allway came up (i did this 10 times).

  • @anonymous: someone on here posted that they beleive the LSB10 is a listing of eveyone whom you may have had at least ONE FB encounter with, after that, after they visit your page they begin to show up on your list. I am beginning to beleive that theory. There is a person on that list that I used to talk with a while back but lost contact with over the past months. Their birthday was this past week and I’m sure they were checking out my page as we used to have some pretty wild birthday bashes back in the day and was probably reminicing(sp?) about it. Now thay are a constant fixture on that list for the past WEEK!

    The search bar I’m guessing(as others do also)is based upon either/or. Either someone YOU looked at or someone who looked at you. As far as the times of day go, perhaps it’s when they are logged on?

    I beleive the logged on theory goes for the MO5/10. Here is why. If I mouse over my name and a person is one of the 5, then I mouse over my picture and said person is ALSO on that 5 they are deffinately perusing FB. I’ve had too many numerous occasions when I will notice that someone is on BOTH MO5/10 and then get a PM or a wall-post or a tagged photo or reply to a status I posted. The coincidence is just wayyyyy to high for it not to be. At least that seems to be the algorithm for ME.

    On the ‘stalker’ list regarding Mr. Crush. He has not been on the list for about a day and a half. Today I noticed his stalker number jumped up some around mid-day, when he was on both MO5/10. I know he was on because he had a status update and some ‘likes’ posted on the news feed. Just checked my FB page and lo-and-behold there is MR. Crush on the LSB10! Mr. Crush was all over my page after his number jumped. I still think he is using my page as a jumping off to other people’s pages(even though I have my friend list blocked from others seeing it)who have blocked or unfriended him (yes, Mr. Crush can be a bit of jerk at times :)).

  • Just wondering about the search bar list, which I find most interesting. Someone I searched over a week ago immediately started showing on this list, yet in certain periods of the day seems to disappear off the search bar list, then reappears there at certain time periods. Fluctuating from 1st under a certain letter to third. It seems to me this suggests the person views the profile. Maybe I’m wrong. That same person however whilst I use Chrome, has dropped off the stalker list completely. Very strange.

  • I think a few of you are misunderstanding what is meant by “THE STALKER LIST”. It is a java based app that is run from the ‘bookmark’ bar that is installed via the link posted above by Guy. It is NOT the list that is on your profile page to the left.

    The ‘stalker list’ is supposed to show you who YOU are stalking, however most of the posts show that this does not seem to be *whole truth* relating to the coresponding numbers on that list.

    I do have a question for anyone out there who would care to venture a guess:

    Q: Why is someone I totally UNFRIENDED over a month ago still appearing on my search bar (sometimes as #1!!) and my ‘stalker list’? There are about 3 other people I unfriended around the same time that have totally dropped off my FB radar.

    This unfriended friend is BFF’s with ex’s new GF(who doesn’t have a FB, not one that I can find anyway). Is there ANY possible way this unfriended friend is still able to somehow get access to my profile? I thought once you unfriended someone they could not find you at all and were unable to view your profile in anyway.

    How is this happening? Anyone care to guess?

  • My top friends are still unchanged today. One is a crush, two are his friends, and one his sister. I don’t look at any of their pages. Meanwhile, I checked a few friends page and I am still no where to be found. Since I do not look at anyone’s page, is this why I am not on their left side list? They are probably checking me out good though.

  • I think a few of you are misunderstanding what is meant by “THE STALKER LIST”. It is a java based app that is run from the ‘bookmark’ bar that is installed via the link posted above by Guy. It is NOT the list that is on your profile page to the left.

    The ‘stalker list’ is supposed to show you who YOU are stalking, however most of the posts show that this does not seem to be *whole truth* relating to the coresponding numbers on that list.

    I do have a question for anyone out there who would care to venture a guess:

    Q: Why is someone I totally UNFRIENDED over a month ago still appearing on my search bar (sometimes as #1!!) and my ‘stalker list’? There are about 3 other people I unfriended around the same time that have totally dropped off my FB radar.

    This unfriended friend is BFF’s with ex’s new GF(who doesn’t have a FB, not one that I can find anyway). Is there ANY possible way this unfriended friend is still able to somehow get access to my profile? I thought once you unfriended someone they could not find you at all and were unable to view your profile in anyway.

    How is this happening? Anyone care to guess?

  • @kava, I know, it doesn’t always work! I tried checking one of my bf’s profile, who hangs out at ~11.000, went through her new album clicked likes and made comments, and yet my position didn’t change. Also checked on one of the men who is in top 10, a boyfriend, checked his profile and that number didn’t move either – stayed at 15.21 …… but number one crush did increase after I sent him a PM from 147.42 to 156.51 …. or 9.09.

    And some that I check for fun increase and then fall – others just always stay at the same number…??? I think those are – history, over time rate of checking??? or mutual looks??? Kind of leading me on though, if it is just based on my checks :(

  • I’m not showing up in ANY of my friends “stalker list” when I look on their profile page. My crush, and a few of his friends are on my page/list, including his sister. I never look at their pages. (So this must mean they are looking at mine?)

    Again, I am not on anyone staler list! I clicked about 10 of my friends I talk to and message, but do not go to their page, I was no where to be found in the list and hit refresh several times. I look at my crush’s page about 5 times a week, and rarely anyone else. Still I am not even on his page!

    Any theories why I do not see myself on anyone’s stalker list?

    As an experiment, I have begun clicking a random “friend’s” page and photos. Will report my findings and see if I show in their stalker list or on my page.

  • well i also think this is true, becaus my mum always comes up on mine and people who always stalk me, my name also seems to come up on my crush’s list omgggg!! cringe!

  • Hello! Ok, this is what I have found out about the stalker list. Most any view you make, or search you enter or profile you look at will come up on the stalker list at an increase of 9.08 greater than whatever number it was prior to that. So if you see a name you don’t recognize on search bar for instance, said person will show up on stalker list as 9.08. If you have veiwed them in the past/mutual views you will see a jump from say 14.33 – 23.22 as Kava pointed out earlier.
    9.08 is a reflection of your viewing the other site.
    That number will decrease at a rate of approximately 1.74 per day until …. I don’t know ….I haven’t tracked that yet. That seems to be the case when there is no mutual looks.
    In other instances, the number may decrease, but only to a certain level and then it seems to stay there – because of mutual looks I suppose. – or because they are looking at you one sidedly.
    I have two guys at the tops – both former/ongoing lovers whose numbers never change – for this week anyways. one I look at and send messages to – he is 147 and he appearss all over sidebar …first on all searches, his status updates, photos, etc. the second one, I haven’t looked at in a month, nor have we spoken, nor can I see his friends lists or wall or photos – he remains at 60, and he shows up everywhere first and his friends show up on my search bar too.

    So conclusion – increase in 9.08 is your look!! not theres. If that number remains high, they are looking back or there have been a lot of looks over time. I kind of think you control how high the number goes though. I think there looks at you will only register if you have looked at them – if that makes any sense. BC about four of the guys that stay 20+ I have looked at the most over time in the order they appear on my list – but for the numbers to stay high, they have to be looking at me, too. I could do an expt. with number 3 or 4 to see how high I could push the number and how long it would stay high to see if they are looking back.

    However, if the person is high in numbers

  • I find it odd that everytime I post to my profile or someone comments on one of my updates or pics crush comes up all over my page. Is it possible he has me listed as receiving status updates from me? Wishful thinking I know…but it’s friday night and I;m laid up in bed with nothing else to do!

  • Here is what I have noticed about the “stalker” list after watching it all week. The girl I talked about in a previous post, is still at #1 (blah). But again I think she may have been looking at my pictures because her son is in some of them. #2 is still myself (I don’t get it??). And #3 is my crush. His number went down from -19. to -13. I have NOT looked at his profile at all. Now I did hear him telling someone that he lost his computer at home a week ago with a virus, and he was complaining about having to get it fixed. So my thinking is, a person’s # may go down if they haven’t been on FB, which would make sense (thus, he hasn’t been able to view my profile, lol, so that put the other girl on top).

    Another thing bothering me is my ex-husband has shot up to #4. I rarely look at his profile, but he likes my things and comments here and there. I think he is mad at me (something over the kids) so he has stopped replying to me at all. So why did he jump way up the list? (he was about 15th down). Is he looking at my profile a lot? It could be because he may be viewing pics I posted of the kids. hmmmm. And this happened without me looking at him at all.

    So again, I think this list DEFINITELY is MUTUAL views, for sure. Not just who you have viewed.

  • Latest observation: I was out a few nights ago and I ran into former flirt buddy’s (well…he’s still trying to flirt) girlfriend (and I think she knows it). I haven’t seen her in a while and our FB interaction has been limited to a couple of status/picture likes in the last 6 months. Today she is coming up repeatedly in Friend’s Photos. They’re rotating between about 3 people. She’s not coming up on any other lists, and I have not looked at her page or clicked on any of her links in at least 6 months. I think she often uses smartphone to check FB.

  • Actually I think it is totally random. When I tried it again, it gave me a different list of people. :( I think it is just mixing up the people who basically are in your PYMK3 and MO5. It just so happened that the first time I tried, my crush was #1. oh well….something else to constantly look at. lol

  • It should be there. I already have a separate list of friends, and I have it. It is on the home page on the left under “favorites” for me. It is titled “Lists”. I am using Firefox, not sure if that makes a difference. I know this is new because it wasn’t there this am (that I noticed). So maybe try and close out and go back in using firefox?

  • Have you all noticed on the home page, there is something new to the left titled “close friends” and “family”. When I click on “family” it suggests people who I already have listed as my family members. When I click “close friends”, guess who was listed first?? Yep, my crush. Now why is that? Why would fb think that he is my #1 pick for a close friend???

  • i met this dude i like in my skool
    and 2-3 days later, he started showing up in my search bar even tho i never viewed his profile
    weird… im in love<3

  • ‘The stalker list’

    The person who I mentioned before who I have no clue who this person is. I had never searched her previous, yet this person started showing in my search bar list under two letters. The second letter referring to the person’s surname is now also showing at the top of the search list under that letter. So both letters inevitably are showing this person top of the list under both those letters.

    The search list I do not trust however, I searched an ex and this person showed up through two letters and is now ranked about 28th on that Stalker List. To test, I searched dozens of people on Facebook with the same letter as her name and later the search list showed evidence of people I searched, so that ex of mine no longer on the search list.

    What I find interesting however, the person I spoke about who remains first on both letters, this person used to be fourth on my stalker list when I first applied that to my browser to test it, now the person is number 1 on the Stalker list. This person I mention is not on my list, is friends with one of my friends on my list and I had never seen this person’s profile before, not that I know of. So why did this person remain on my search bar list? Recently after I noticed that, I started viewing the person’s profile occasionally, (well the person is attractive and I do love the look of whoever it is.)

    That person went from fourth to first on that Stalker list. I have also noticed on a daily basis now, this person is occasionally showing up on my ‘People You May Know’ list. I don’t know if you have noticed, but that list in recent weeks has been showing pretty frequent. That said person who is first on my stalker list and search bar lists shows frequently each night in the ‘People You May Know’ at the right hand side.

    What could this mean? Are Facebook hinting to us that the said person showing up on my ‘People You May Know’ list are those you are stalking, anything mutual, or you stalking?

    Well the person who was first on my Stalker list who is on my friends list and one of my best friends as well who was second at the time, I have interacted with them a lot more than I have viewed that persons profile. How did that person become number one on my stalker list?

    I also know another person who is on my friends list and I know this person has a fake profile, that fake profile pops up on the odd occasion under the ‘People You May Know’ and a lot further down stalker list, you can see it’s listed. I also have another friend that I know has a secondary profile for the so called pet, that shows up a lot from time to time under the ‘People You May Know’, difference is, that pet has friends of mine already.

    My suggestion is to carefully keep an eye on your

    – Search Bar List
    – People You May Know
    – Stalker list

    It’s too coincidental that the person I spoke about before who I had no clue to who the person was, was showing a lot under the letter in my search bar and is now number one on my stalker list and for some odd reason, frequently each night pops up on my ‘People You May Know’.

  • Something fishy about this stalker list. The numbers change without me having logged on facebook. How can that happen if the list only shows who im stalking??

  • Also forgot to mention that someone I have ‘unfriended’ who is a good friend of ex &ex’s new lady love is on the list…way toward the top. She is above people I have interaction with everyday and people I have recently been on their page. I do find it ineresting that my ex’s new girlfriend would like to know what is going on in my life (in case I would post something about the ex & I being together) so naturally she would want her best friend to find out. I do have my wall available to friends of friends right now. I am going to change it to just friends and see if she drops off.

    The unfriended friend also comes up 1st or 2nd on the search bar, depending upon which initial I put in.

    And the girl from work who I’m not sure which one of us blocked the other is still in the top 5, and I haven’t looked at her pages since she returned from an overseas vacation two months ago.

    I also noticed that someone I had friend requested five or so months ago now is comming up 1st or 2nd when I letter search on the search bar, and he’s kind of in the top half of my list.

    I don’t get how these things are possible when *I* have had zero interaction with these people via facebook for such a long time.

  • @Kava: Unfortunately, we can only take such stories as anecdotal evidence. Ideally, we would replicate your circumstances multiple times to say for sure we’ve identified a trend in the algorithm. But, it isn’t realistic / feasible to have multiple people mimic the same circumstances that might bring about a jump in one person’s stalker list / rating the way you have concluded.

    Do I think yours and a few other stories are pretty daming? Yeah. But, you know what would be ironic? If your Mr. Crush was unwittingly one of the people posting here, saying how they’re going to avoid visiting a certain someone’s profile, which hypothetically would be you in this case. If dozens and dozens are posting here saying such things, how many do you reckon are lurking about doing the same? I’m only saying, we can’t know for certain.

    The only thing we can say for sure? We have a ton of anecdotal evidence. Damn conspiracy theories.

  • The Search option has been disabled in the sense that it no longer shows the names of people with the first letter you enter.

  • Ok, so I had to give up somewhere in the middle of this string because it’s sooo long!!! Very interesting, though. Regarding the top friends list on the left, though. I don’t think it is necessarily your stalkers or who you stalk. When I was logged on under my primary account, I wrote down the ten names appearing on the left. By some accounts above, that is who is stalking or viewing my page. When I went to my secondary account, I checked my primary page and the exact same names appeared. And by some accounts above, that is who my primary account is stalking/viewing. Unless the complete list is reciprocal (did I spell that right?), it can’t be both — my secondary account indicates my primary account is viewing the same people that my primary account indicates is viewing them. It’s probably a more complex algorithm that decides the names on the left, which takes into account page views but not purely — which is why FB can say they won’t give you away like that. They’re hinting, not telling. :)

  • @Robin & @Sunshine: Just to be clear, nothing is ‘installed’ when you click the link. The link simply reads an algorithm hidden within Facebook that ranks who you (supposedly) “stalk” the most.

  • @robin – was referring to THE LIST – guy provided a link and the code you can install to see who you view the most in rank order. We’re just trying to figure out if it is soley our views or if it is some mutual affinity.

  • My stalker list is very heavily weighted toward people whose profiles I clicked and then viewed their pictures. There are many people high on my list who aren’t my FB friends, but I went to their page and viewed their pictures from events because they are friends or family of friends and family.

    The FB friends whose pictures I haven’t recently viewed but have regular commenting back and forth are further down.

    My FB friend profile page clicks without recent comments (6 months) or picture views are further down still.

  • My friend rating list seems to have some of the same people listed again and again as I scroll down. Does that make any sense?

    There is also a long list of names that appear at the bottom with 0’s beside their names. There is also a girl on my list whose name I have never heard of, who got a 9.7 I searched her and she is not a mutual friend of anyone on my list – have no idea who she is. Also my two crushes are at the top. One I check his profile regularly and we have exchanged messages – he is 147. The second I am much more discreet about and haven’t viewed anything on his in weeks – he is 60 – he keeps his fb wall, photo albums and friends list closed (to me at least) so there is nothing to see. I rarely interact with him and yet his numbers seem to get higher. Not only that, a number of his friends have appeared on my search bar – and since I have never seen his friends list, they have obviously been checking me out.

  • Is there any algorithm concerning the pictures of my friends albums on the right side. I have the feeling, if they are on, I mean, they do nothing but they are there, I get shown their pictures. It’s like an attinding list. If they are not on, I do not get shown these pictures.

    Also, I think the algorithm is changing a lot the last time. Maybe you all are right.

  • Based on my experience the only explanation of the ordering of the list is that it’s the last ten people who have visited your profile (in no particular order). The people listed on mine tend not to be the people I interact with the most, and are in fact in many cases people who I have not interacted with in any way (including liking etc), though I can see a reason for these people visiting my profile (e.g. recently ‘hung out’ at an event).
    I carried out an ‘experiment’, I logged on to a friends account (with their permission of course!) and visited my profile, when I logged back onto my account the friend was among the list, they had not been on before.

  • ok, weird. I sent a pm to the crush. ONLY a pm. Did NOT look at his profile or pics or anything. I just went to our recent pm several weeks ago and hit send. NOW, he is back to #1 on my list. By a landslide, and the other girl I talked about before? She is back to about #10. Why? Why did she jump to the top? I can see him jumping back up because I pme’d him (thus kind of viewing his page, even though I didn’t). So why did that one friend hold that #1 spot all day, and he was #4?????? Is it b/c I sent a pm? Or could he be online and saw my pm and clicked on it, thus creating yet another “connection” between us? This is all far too annoying. lol

    @alice, I am glad you saw some who you had no idea who they were. Keep looking and check again tomorrow. All really strange I think. And frustrating. :/

  • although, on second thought, maybe some of the tagged photos of said mutual friend i viewed were originally uploaded by the unknown person?

  • @cher: you’re right, i went to take a look at my list, and there are people i have never even heard of before appearing relatively high there, certainly higher than people whose profile i HAVE viewed. naturally i checked out their profiles after that, and found that we do have a mutual friend — and my relationship with that mutual friend would have given them reason to look at my profile.

  • Ok, I’ve been trying to figure this out since the beginning of the year. Here are my recent findings….

    Tonight I posted something really funny, so I told 4 people to go look at my profile to see this pic. Shortly after ALL 4 of them showed up in my LSB10. I NEVER go to their profiles and I know they were on my page b/c all 4 texted me about my post.

    Also, I started randomly stalking 2 people who I know would never come to my page. About 2-3 weeks later they both started showing up in my MO5. FB may be changing it up….but right now it seems like those on your profile page in your friends list are the ones who have been on your page recently. MO5, I’m still not sure of…obviously some of it is who you are looking at.

  • Its the people who look on your page the most… I asked facebook itself.. and it says:
    FACEBOOK FACT:
    The people who appear on your friends list on your profile are the people who have viewed your profile the most in the last 24-48 hrs.. get it right guys.

  • now a friend i have very, and i mean very little contact with is in my PYMK3! and she moved up the stalker list! I went through this girls album when i friended her, that was it and i may have been on a mutual friends thread with her a few months back. I found it odd that crush was von my lsb10 for about an hour this evening, then poof! gone but still on mo’s and PYMK, PYMK3 & deactivate account.

    I have created a separate list called FRIENDS II. I put some random friends and family in there and a few regular LSB friends who are regularsincluding crush, for a list of about 111. This list is right under the regular friends list and shows 3 people. Interestingly enough crush, work girl, and almost ALL the LBS10 rotate on that list ALSO! Every once in a while a ‘random’ will pop up, whoopie! Algorithm my ass…

  • @Guy: This is someone I really don’t have any interaction with at all. I don’t think I have ever clicked on anything of hers, because she doesn’t really post much. I have liked some of her posts, and she has liked some of mine, but not recently. And she has never posted any pics or videos that I would have clicked on. I can say almost 100% that she looked at the pics I posted recently, because her son was in some of them, so she had reason to view them. But she was way down the list just a few days ago, and today she is #1. I can say she is on my MO5 and PYMK, but never in the LSB10.

    Here’s another thing…..have any of you ever really looked at any of the names in your list? I started to randomly look up some of the names of those appearing who I have no idea who they are. And they were all mutual friends of my friends, but they aren’t my “friend”. Found one today who I have NEVER looked at, nor do I have any idea who she even is. Well, when I checked, she is a friend of my crush. So could she have viewed my profile after maybe seeing me on his friends’ list??? Hmmmmmmmm. Again, no clue who some of these people are. So I THINK that people appearing on this list could be those who have looked at your profile after seeing you on their “friends” profile, even if you aren’t their friend.

    I also forgot to mention. To test this stalker theory, I started to stalk the heck out of an uncle’s profile. I know he looks at my stuff, and likes and comments, but he is rarely on my LSB10, and at the time I started my “stalking” he was at about a -5. maybe the 20th person down that list. Well, I stalked him alot one day, and the next day, he did shoot up near the top of my list. He went from a -5 to a -14 (and at the time, my crush was at -19, right at the top). This is why I think it goes both ways with that list.

    @Kava, I know what you mean. I have said so many times in this thread that my crush just shows up way too much all over the place, when I hardly look at his stuff, and we rarely interact. I interact more with so many other people who show all over about 1/2 as much as he does. So my conclusion is, it has to be mutual views.

    One more thing I wanted to mention. I have started to notice that those who remain pretty constant on my side chat bar (not signed in), and this does change daily, but the majority of them, I have had pm’s with – even if only one time, and even if it was 6 months ago. I wonder if FB doesn’t also take that into their algorithm (or whatever it is) when deciding WHO to show you the most.

  • @Kava: It took me about three weeks of intense stalking to get a random person who barely knows I exist to show up on my PYMK3, but as of yesterday she finally appeared on that list.

    @Cher: Have you interacted with her in any way? Say she posts a YouTube song, or a picture. Do you click any of these without going into her profile first? If there are seven comments, do you click the “see more comments” option to view the entire thread? Or if there are multiple people who clicked the like button on one of his/her posts, do you click that to see who did so?

    If not, then there very well may be who-is-stalking-you factors that Facebook aren’t being very up front about. I just want to definitely rule out your interacting with his profile in any possible way, because those are examples some people forget to take into consideration.

  • @cher: I agree with you 110%! there is a girl on my list whom I work with that I don’t know if she blocked me or I accidently blocked her (it is very awkward at work to say the least, neither one of us wants to say “hey, did you block me”!), anyway…she is always in the top 5 of my stalker list, why is that?

    Also, I have not visited my crushes profile since last Saturday/Sunday early morn, at which time I stalked the hell out of tagged photos he was in!(found out an old flame is divorced and back in the picture :( boohoo) but yet today his ‘friends’ are everywhere on my profile in PYMK. Now there are other people I have looked at verociously within the last week so why aren’t THEIR ‘friends’ showing up everywhere? Plus there are six or seven other people I have PM’d with within the last week, yet not a one of them (besides my sister) has any ‘friends’ showing up on PYMK.

  • OK….well crush dropped from the top spot on the list, to #4. :( But what is strange is, a friend of mine flew up to #1, even ahead of myself and others who have been at the top previously (well they were all after crush). I don’t think he has been on FB, so that could be why?? But the girl who shot to #1 is a casual friend who I talk to once in awhile. She likes my posts – that is about all the communication we have on FB.

    Now let me say I NEVER have looked at her profile (well actually once when I had to pm her). Now recently I posted some pics that she may have been interested in, so I am sure she looked at the pics. Could that be what made her shoot up from the middle somewhere to #1?? That list is NOT who you are stalking, because I repeat, I do NOT look at her profile.

    Guy, I am thinking this list is mutual page viewing. Because there are names on there that I have searched for (like some of them are people I don’t even know who have the same name as someone I was searching for) – so yes, it probably does show who YOU view. But after studying this list since you first posted it, I can say for certain that it also MUST include those who are looking at YOU.

    Anyway, I am sad crush has dropped to #4. :(

  • haven’t been on facebook for 3 hours. my crush has now gone from 17 to 24. does that mean he was checking me out? my jealous coworker is still number two, i’m number3 and of course my sister is number 4 (waaayyyy up from middle of stalker list)but she was on my page and posted on my wall…sooooo….what does it all mean? who the hell knows!

  • “Guy” please post the link again! I don’t know what you guys are talking about! butI like to try it! I recently came to the conclusion that none of the LSB10, Mo5 and search bar mean anything anymore, they used to, but not now!
    Like in the search bar, my best friend comes the first (which is undesrtandble), one of friends comes the 2nd (I’m SURE she doesn’t click my page and I don’t click her page either)and my ex rotate between the 3rd, 4th and 5th!!!, and myself (I have the same initial as them), sometimes I’m the 2nd and sometimes the last! what the heck does that mean?

  • @ Guy: On the points list I noticed something strange. All my numbers are one or two number (preceded by a – sign)then a decimal point, then six numbers. HOWEVER…some of the people have NINE numbers. Some have 102, some have 104, 204, 902, 404, 502 and some others, also, a couple of the people have 7 numbers. Now what I find interesting about this is it doesn’t seem to be any associated group, and those extra numbers change sporatically.

    Do YOU have any idea what these numbers corralate too?

  • Kava, you and I seem to be in similar situations. My crush is still in all the same places, but not as much as before. But he did tell me that he hasn’t been on FB lately and I am not sure if I believe that? Have you tried that drop down list yet that “Guy” posted above? He is still at the top of that list for me. Now that list says it is whose profile you stalk. But I don’t really ever look at his profile. Just a few times.

    Guy if you come back, maybe you can answer a question for me. I looked at my crush’s mother’s profile ONCE. I was on his page, and saw her picture, and just wanted to see what she looked like. Now her name is appearing about halfway down my list (that one with the decimal numbers). Why if I only looked at her profile once and only for a minute. I am certainly not “stalking” her. Could it be he has looked at my profile through hers? I never searched for her name, so it just doesn’t make much sense.

    I really wish we could all figure this out already.

  • @Kava, as for the Mo5, what about those people who were online recently , and you’re just on their “news feed”,and not necessarily they open your page!(P.S, I DO hope that your idea about Mo5 be right!!!!) but this “news feed” could be a theory too!!

  • I wish I knew for sure if ANY of the MO5/10, LSB, PYMK, Deactivate Your Account, Friend Tag, Search bar…ANY of it was an indicator that THAT person was viewing your profile.

    I had mentioned earlier that I blew any chance with crush-boy. I have been staying away from his profile and keeping it on the DL when I happen to bump into him.

    For two days he was NOT on my LSB, only occasionally on my MO5/10, but heavily in PYMK (when I go on ‘HOME’ page and then hit ‘photos’ on left, or a couple other apps)and PYMK3.

    Then last night when I got home from work…there he was! OH, the joy! But wait, I could be wrong…perhaps he didn’t visit my profile, perhaps he isn’t stalking me, perhaps FB really CAN read my mind!!!

    What to make of this? I mean I am currently stalking someone who I have had NO contact with since friending her a couple of months ago…now she’s showing up in my news feed AND on my chat list? Mutual interaction…yeah, since she must be looking at ME.

    Yesterday (when crush was nowhere to be found on my profile) I noticed my sister showing up in LSB and MO5/10 in BOTH mouse overs (pic & name), plus some of her pictures were comming up on other pages. I pm’d her if she was online right now, she responded…on my WALL that she was…clearly she does visit my profile often (as we live several states away and I know she misses lii’ sister :)). So I do beleive that the MO’s have something to do with the people being online and recently or currently viewing your profile.

  • I agree with ‘Lulz’. I think it is a random pick that is saved and changes every other or 2 days! the trend is been like this for the past 2-3 weeks! (it was different 3 weeks ago!!)Facebook managers are definitly reading these! that’s why the minute they feel that “the trick is spoiled” they change the algorithm. Now, you can’t tell your possible stalkers from LSB10, but I believe that 1 month ago you could tell! at least you could make an educated guess about it!

  • We need a FB genius hacker to give us a final verdict about all these permutations. Hacker, hacker, where art thou?

  • On my list, it has a weird mixture of people I chat with an people I never check on, but they are on there constantly for about 1-2 weeks in different orders and then they change, but some people remain on there. Very weird. Oh well, I guess it’s a random pick that is saved and changed up every week or two. No real secret to it.

  • I asked one of my acquaintance (who had been on my LSB10 list consistently for the past one week) whether she had by any chance viewed my FB profile in the past 1-2 weeks? And she replied saying that not once has she ever opened my FB profile since the day she added me to her friend’s list (which is almost 2 months ago). So I do not think the list has anything to do with who is stalking you :-(

  • @anonymus, yea, now write on his wall,(just one time, not more)and he shows up on your sidebar everytime he comes to your page and feels like he’s very ninja ;) :P !, …………but after writting my theory , I’m not so sure about it myself anymore!(still confusing) ok, that’s it! I give up!..ex appears in my LSB10 and chatbar all the time, simply because he’s always on facebook!…even if he’s stalking me and that’s the reason why he’s in every corner of my page, doesn’t benefit me unless he talks!..I’m so relieved now! :)..I give up thinking and analysing facebook!…bye bye everyone..after reading all these, I think I’m gonna miss you guys!:P

  • @YES I THINK YOU ARE COMPLETELY RIGHT. My crush has written on my wall but I haven’t written on his, but I show up in his LSB10 but he’s never been in mine :0 ! Makes so much sense..

  • I had some time on my hands this weekend, so I have been studying this more closely. I am thinking the LSB10 are those who have recently been online. Reason I say this is, I noticed that those who recently posted something or changed their profile pic (even someone who NEVER comes on FB) suddenly show on the LSB10. When I reviewed who was there today, I checked all of their profiles, and each of them (except for maybe 2) had just posted something or made some change to their profile, or liked something. They are “mostly” all people who I have had “some” interaction with recently, even in the past few months.

    My crush is still in all the same places, except he is no longer the person who comes up last when I maximize the chat bar (he has ALWAYS been the only one or one of 2 who comes up when I do this). Also he is not as consistent on my MO5, but still there. This could be because he went out of town this weekend, and maybe hasn’t been online. All so confusing, still.

    What is intriguing to me now is that new link that “Guy” posted where you get the list of friends with the numbers (decimals). He is ALWAYS #1 on my list, but the other people on the list change every time I click on it. Like I have said before, I rarely look at his profile, but I did look at it this weekend (for various reasons), but not for long.

    Also, that NFL player I mentioned has become a regular on my MO5, and he keeps moving up on that friend list…..why is that if I haven’t looked at his profile. (well I did once because I wanted to see how many friends we have in common, and we only have 5 in common. I have so many other friends who I have many more friends in common than that, and they aren’t appearing on that list at all). This is still all such a mystery. And so frustrating.

  • Right here is something interesting….

    A guy who I’ve chatted to maybe twice, no more than 3 times, the last being over a month ago has suddenly appeared on my chat. He come online last night whilst I was on. I suspect this could be proof that he viewed my profile last night. Why? because he has been on line in the last month when I have been online, but I recently changed my pic and I know he would view it for various reasons and suddenly he is on my chat list??? I didn’t view his profile. He now also comes up top of the search bar with his surname inital, I know for a fact he didn’t yesterday… Recently I thought well convinced myself the search bar was based on who I had viewed. Now again I am not so sure.

    My crush is still constantly on my MO5/10, search bar and he is also now a permanent fixture on my chat too. I have never had any fb interaction except the add with my crush.

  • Well the LB10 can hold true for MOST people on my list. However, currently there are two people (regulars) who I have had absolutly NO contact with other than friending them. I even did a “friendship” search and nothing.
    mo5/10 has one partilar person who keeps showing and the only thing I did was friend him & look at his wedding photos about four months ago, I did just recently friend his mother so my guess is he looked at my profile.

    I went through a phase last week where I was a bit “obsessed” with my crush and stalked the hell out of his page, pictures, wall posts, convos with friends in common (yeah, it was pretty john hinkleyish,I stopped when I realized WHAT I was doing was mentally unhealthy!), now I’m on his LB10, where I was not before. I did something stupid (IRL)and now I think our friendship is done(boohoo)I think I’ll be staying away from his FB for a while. We’ll have to wait and see if he shows at all on mine. He’s still on chat and PYMK3,and tagged photos of him come up. I wonder how long it will be before he stops showing up at all. Makes me sad.

  • I think I have discovered the mystery
    First of all, as everyone knows, the algorithm keeps changing with regards to LSB10!(I don’t want to talk about the way it changes!)
    BUT, only to understand who is possibly stalking you, you HAVE to write on his/her wall!! even if it is only one time, and even if you wrote on his wall 6 months ago, is enough!..since then, everytime he views you, BINGO!! he appears on your LSB10 (in 48 hrs maybe!)!!..but, if you haven’t written on his wall at all, everytime he stalks you, he doesn’t appear on your LSB10 and he feels like a ninja stalker!!! (TRUST ME!!!),
    and you can test this hypothesis if you like!(no commenting or liking!just write on the wall!) as for MO5, still very very mysterious! you can’t count on that, I think it’s more about the people who were recently online and you had some kind of interactions with them in the past 2 months!(maybe you are on their news feed or something like that!..it’s GOT TO DO something with being online)
    search bar is also another good tool to understand who possibly clicked on you very recently!

    Proof: the last time I wrote on my best friend’s wall was mid-july. she’s not active in facebook and she doesn’t view my profile>>>she doesn’t appear in my sidebar that often…
    on the other hand, Ex: I wrote on his wall in early june>>>he appears at least 4 times a week (everytime 24 hours)
    There is also another hypothesis which is kinda pesimistic; if you stopped public interaction with someone (i.e Ex)a couple of months ago, facebook keeps showing him on your sidebar to torture you and make you contact him again!hehehehe, but we are smart enough not to do that right?:),
    Please comment on my idea and test it if you like.
    My first idea specifically works for those who are very confused why Ex stills appear on the sidebar while all kinds of interactions stopped very long time ago!!!so, if you have a crush and you have never written on his wall, he won’t show on your LSB10, even if he’s stalking you alot! (try it, try it, try it :P) …
    P.S I agree about this happy bday crap, if you don’t care about someone that much, don’t say happy bday on her wall! esp, if you are generally not interacting with very many people in facebook!

  • I totally agree with ‘hey’above. the people i said happy birthday to months ago still appear in my LSB10! some are even in my chat list. I guess this is because I interact with very few people so those are the last I’ve interacted with. I think it’s also to do with them ‘liking’ or commenting back on your happy birthday comment!

    What I’m really curious about is why there are two mouseovers, one over your own picture then another on your own name. It is always the same bunch of people just rotating but different in each mouseover. What I have noticed recently is sometime my crush appears in both mouseovers at the same time! The same as my ex sometimes too…. Obviously I would want this to mean that my crush has just viewed my profile haha but who knows.

  • PleaseeeeeeeEEEEEE someone answer me!I have put strict limitations to myself regarding viewing some guy’s profile, such that I just view his profile every 40 days or something. no tagged photos, no public interaction, no commenting on eachother’s status (we used to just abit!and that only little bit stopped a couple of months ago). yet he appears in my LSB10 every other day or every 2days or something, he’s also in my chatbar all the time. so, I want to know if me viewing his profile every 40-50 days, make him pop up in my LSB 10 this much?! I don’t care if he stalks me or not (ok, makes me happy!)but for now, i just like to know if his showing up in my LSB10 is “my fault” or not?! if it is, then I should elongate my visits even more! (becuase it’s just kinda embarressing for me if people think I stalk him!), so, is this my fault or his?! or its not related to profile views at all!!!..omg!I’m going crazy now!someone answers me for God’s sake

  • it’s so irritiating..the one that I like to appear in my LSB10, only appears every 2 or 3 days, but those stupid ppl that I just wrote “happy birthday ” on their wall a month ago keep showing up every day!so, if you don’t want someone to show up on your LSB10 don’t say happy birthday to them!they’re gonna stick on your sidebar forever!!!!!

  • @Anonymous [QUOTE=Anonymous]

    By any chance has that friend of yours ever “liked” or commented on any of your albums/photos/wallposts? No matter how long ago it is??

    Nope, he’s never “liked” anything I posted, no interactions at all…

    Some more observations:

    The LSB10 will rotate partially based on photos you’re tagged in together. My boss and I were tagged in a pic together and I couldn’t understand why he kept coming up on this list since he never logs into fb. Now I see the trend.

    Also, people seem to come up on the “random” grid in the Friends display based on “likes.” The more I “liked” someone’s statuses, photos, etc., the higher they ranked in the grid.

  • For me the top 10 friends are usually people who are on facebook all the time and are always the ones in the “chat” list on the right hand side of the page (whether they are active mode or inactive).

  • it can’t be interactions my bf has been at bootcamp for two months, so no computer, yet the same people keep showing up on his friends list including his ex.

  • My crush shows up in my chat side bar thing when I minimize out although we’ve only had like 2 public interactions and they were months ago. I’ve barely looked at his profile in the past 2 months. Does this mean he’s looking at mine or?

  • It is quite the mystery. I also have the same group of people appearing. Some of these are people I have interacted with, visited their wall and I am sure they have visited mine as well. But others show up whilst I have never ever talked to ’em on Facebook. I never look at their page, and I can’t see them checking mine.

    What bugs me is that my ex is very often in or even on top of the list even though I have not interacted with her for about three months. Also I have deleted all our former interactions, all of my posts to her wall, all of her posts to my wall, all private messages and all the photos we were tagged in. And I have completely stopped visiting her page for a while now. I have even blocked her from my news feed. So why is she still popping up all the time? You can’t help but thinking she’s checking up on you…

  • @Anonymous [QUOTE=Anonymous]I also experimented by visiting a friend’s (who I know prob never visits my page). I refreshed about 10 x’s and I began appearing in his LSB10. I disappeared the next day.[/QUOTE]

    By any chance has that friend of yours ever “liked” or commented on any of your albums/photos/wallposts? No matter how long ago it is??

  • Has anyone checked profile analysis application on facebook? It gives out names who may be checking on your profile. My best guess is that it only shows people who have just logged in.
    The stalker algorythm shows data 48 hours past.

  • I also think LSB10/Chat List is partially who’s looking at you.

    My best friend’s husband constantly shows up on both lists even though I have never (not even once) viewed his profile. I see them all the time & I only really look at people who I don’t see very often.

    When I’m at their house, sometimes he leaves his fb open & my friend will look at profiles from his account, so I’m pretty sure this is the reason he shows up, so it has to be partially who’s looking at you.

    Don’t know if it’s just wishful thinking, but I also deleted my crush from fb to try to forget about him since he lives far away. I heard from a mutual friend he’s upset about it & now all of a sudden one of his best friends is coming up on my chat list (when I minimize the screen he’s always in the top 5, along with my close friends and family members). Could he be logging in from his friend’s account?

    I also experimented by visiting a friend’s (who I know prob never visits my page). I refereshed about 10 x’s and I began appearing in his LSB10. I disappeared the next day.

  • @Sarah, I have to agree. LSB10 are people who you visit and have had interaction with (of any kind: private and/or public). MO5/MO10, PYMK3, and “Suggest tags in pictures of you to friends” is definitely more about who visits you.

    @Guy, I don’t mean to make your contribution sound trite, but I seriously fail to see the significance of the above link. I KNOW who I stalk! LOL! What we need is a similar tool that provides a list of people who stalk us. Don’t you think? ;)

  • Okay I’ve been reading everyone’s comments but I find the whole thing strange…because I’ve been stalking my crush almost on an alternative basis and yet I do not appear on his LSB10 but he appears on mine. although almost everyone on my list are people whose pics and comments I’ve “liked”, even if it was a very long time ago (yes, even my crush’s, but the strange thing is that that was almost two months ago!) even if I do not check their profiles or walls. Their wall posts and updated albums appear on my News feed so I just directly “like” without ever visiting their profiles. Although my crush consistently appears on my LSB10, I do not appear on his. So I do think that the LSB10 has to do with no only who YOU stalk/visit but also has to do with whose pics, wall posts and comments YOU have “liked”, even if it was a very long time ago.

  • Okay I’ve been reading everyone’s comments but I find the whole thing strange…because I’ve been stalking my crush almost on an alternative basis and yet I do not appear on his LSB10 but he appears on mine. although almost everyone on my list are people whose pics and comments I’ve “liked”, even if it was a very long time ago (yes, even my crush’s, but the strange thing is that that was almost two months ago!) even if I do not check their profiles or walls. Their wall posts and updated albums appear on my News feed so I just directly “like” without ever visiting their profiles. Although my crush consistently appears on my LSB10, I do not appear on his. So I do think that the LSB10 has to do with no only who YOU stalk/visit but also has to do with whose pics, wall posts and comments YOU have “liked”, even if it was a very long time ago.

  • @Ela: You do not need to have tagged photos with other users for them to show up in the “People Who Will Miss You” list, this much I know for sure. Have you ever like button’d anything on Anna’s page, left a comment, or posted to her wall (and vice-versa)? I think you’re in a unique position with such a long-standing fake profile to draw information from.

    Regarding your Ryan account, try clicking the like button on one of your old photos and leaving a comment on your real profile. When I ran a similar test to yours, my fake-stalker didn’t start showing up on any of my lists until the fake-profile interacted with my real-profile a few times. Perhaps Facebook changed up their algorithm, but it would be interesting to see if your results change with a tweak or two.

    @Cher: To explain the number system, a higher (negative) number measures the amount of interaction on YOUR part with the person listed. This means chatting, messages, profile views, like buttons, album views, searches, etc. According to a verified Facebook engineer, the numbers are a measurement of who you are interacting with. As I’ve said, there are a lot of skeptics with this explanation, myself included.

    It would help to know the numbers everyone else is seeing. For me the list goes from 157 (someone I purposefully stalked to see if they would show up – they did), to 59 (someone I interact with quite a bit, but do not stalk), to two high 40’s. Everyone else on my list is below 15. I can’t say conclusively if it’s measuring my one-way traffic or if it’s also considering mutual ‘stalking’.

  • my friend made a facebook 2 weeks ago and i know she clicks on my profile
    now shes showing only on my PYMK3

  • hmm ok so it looks like the list updates once every evening. my crush dropped down in ranking (from #2 to #7) and way down in decimal number today… somewhat of a relief. It was horrifying to see him at #2 of the ppl I supposedly stalk when i’ve worked so hard to refrain from looking at any of his stuff over the last year and a half. Mostly everyone’s decimals went down slightly from yesterday which is expected i guess becuz i haven’t clicked on anyone’s profile in the last 24 hrs. Anna’s went up slightly from 3.6 to 3.9…
    I’m wondering if there is a delay to this list however. Like if the data is from your activity several days ago or if it’s from your activity in the last 24hrs or if it IS data about the amount of recent mutual activity between you and the other person? becuz some of the ppl who jumped up don’t make sense to me based solely on my activity in the last 24hrs …but i can’t be positive that i didn’t look at their profiles say three days ago and maybe that’s why their decimal# jumped way up, or if it’s bcuz they looked at my profile, or if it’s bcuz we’ve both looked recently checked each other out. I’ll do more tests over the next week with my three fake profiles to see if I can manipulate these numbers.

  • And one more thing…….I am “friends” with a NFL player in my area. (HOT guy). He is appearing 10th on the list, and he was there yesterday as well. I have only looked at his profile once when he accepted my request (I didnt search for him….I saw him on my wall when another friend became friends with him, so I clicked on add as friend. Could HE have looked at my profile??

    Also, I looked at that list again. The top 10-15 are those who I KNOW look at my profile and pics and usually comment. The only one I don’t know about is the crush. And again, I look at other profiles WAYYYYYYY more than I look at his. hmmmmmm.

  • Interesting ela! I am thinking the list is mutual stalking, however, when I checked again today, my crush is still #41, although his # decimal thing went down (I don’t get what those numbers mean). He is no longer on my side chat list, but is appearing everywhere else.
    @guy: My crush (who is #1 on that list, and if I look at the decimal #, he is WAY higher than even #2.) I hardly EVER look at his profile. EVER. I refrain from doing it because I am nervous. Also, we have NO mutual friends, and we are not tagged in any pics, and never have any public interaction. We have only shared several pm’s. What do you make of that?

    Now for those of you checking that list, do you see yourself on the list? I am #2 today. What does that mean? I know I check my own profile constantly (refreshing). So does crush view me more than I view myself?? OMG…….this is all driving me crazy!

  • LOL forget it, I ran it in firefox and worked perfectly! And I dragged the image instead of the text.
    Found it very interesting I would say I stalk more my crush, he’s number 6. i’ll analyze this list and post my findings soon!!

  • I need help with the stalkee list posted above. I did everything it says and i can’t get it to work, i click on it and nothing!! I’ve tested it with safari and chrome, on mac and pc. How did you got it to work??!!

  • i do want to clarify though, i’m certain these lists will not reveal stalkers who you who you have only few mutual friends with. I made another fake profile called Ryan about three months ago and I onesidedly stalk myself using it as much as i stalk myself using Anna. However, i have not been able to get Ryan to show up anywhere on any of the lists no matter how hard I try. The only difference between Ryan and Anna is that Ryan only has one friend (me) whereas Anna and I have 37 mutual friends. So you should note that there definitely could be ppl excessively stalking you who never appear on any of these lists.

  • oh if I minimize the chat screen, I get 37 ppl coming up instead of my standard 21. Anna is on that list of 37 so it definitely seems like she’s a permanent in that chatlist pool. This confirms that I have at least one person who onesidedly stalks me in that pool and that the chatlist/ other lists do/did have the capability of showing stalkers. One-sided page viewing is definitely a factor in these algorithms.

  • @GUY- On my gridlist Anna after 20 refreshes always comes up between rows 35-40 (or about 210-240 people down). I have 575 friends and I don’t recall ever seeing her anywhere near the top in the past either. My grid appears to be pretty randomly organized given that there are ppl in my LSB10 ect wayy down at the bottom of the grid. The first 2 rows seem less random bcuz everyone there has appeared in my LSB10 at one time or another. but beyond that, it seems pretty random.

    Anna does not appear in my “who will miss you” thing because I’m not tagged in any photos with her.

    However, up until about a month ago, anna used to be a regular permanent fixture on “suggest photos of..” (not anymore)… MO10(not anymore).. MFYHP4 (gone)… previous status updates/ friends photo albums (not anymore)… never on LSB10…. never at top of research bar… I can’t recall her being on PYMK3..

    I can’t think of what else there is. but as far as our interaction goes, we’ve been fb friends for almost 2 yrs, never publicly interacted, have 37 mutual friends, no tagged photos, and I virtually never look at Anna’s prof using my real one, Anna looks through my real prof/ albums/ friends several times a day (I started using Anna to stalk myself almost two years ago.) and finally, Anna and my real prof have a few (maybe 5) pm’s back and forth from a few months ago but that was after she began showing up everywhere. Currently, it seems like she’s just showing up on the offline chatlist and actually, after I posted those comments yesterday, my chatlist shifted around a bit and she disappeared but i think it refreshes using the same pool of 30 ppl or so daily so I’m feel confident she’ll be back later today.

    In summary, in my observations, a month ago, at least some of the ppl on MFYHP, MO10, suggest photos of me to friends, previous statuses/ friends photo albums and the chatlist were likely ppl who onesidedly stalk your prof without them commenting or liking anything and without you viewing theirs. I’m not sure about now though bcuz Anna has recently disappeared from being permanent off a lot of those lists but she’s definitely on my chatlist fairly regularly at the moment.

    I stand by my theory that many ppl on the current lists are probably those who you share the greatest degree of mutual stalking with overtime, even if you do not stalk them now.

  • @Ela, I’m curious. Check your friends list using the “grid” view. Where does Anna appear on there on average after ten refreshes? Also, go to the “deactivate account” screen that shows you the five people who will miss you if you leave Facebook: refresh that a bunch of times and measure how times Anna shows up there as well. I’m curious how Anna measures up on both of those.

  • @Ela: the stalker algorithm is not limited to page views alone. It’s a formula weighted towards ANY recent interaction on your part (album viewing, profile clicking, wall posting, etc) but it also takes into account your all time “stalking”.

    @Cher: Two things. (1) I can’t remember if it said so in the article or somewhere in the comment section, but mutual friends are given some consideration in the score. (2) To remove the graphic you simply need to refresh the page and it will disappear.

    And for the record, one of the Facebook engineers did confirm that the script is legitimate (and that it is who YOU stalk) on one of the websites in the comment section. I want to say CNET but I can’t say for sure. Whether or not you / we believe him is another story.

  • ok, last post from me you guys! I’m so so sorry! But I took a screen shot of the first 30 ppl on my stalkee list, then left and went to the gym for about 2 hours and came back and checked the list again. The list and the numbers changed slightly for some ppl and quite drastically for others in just the two hours that I was away!! some of my friends got slightly higher numbers in the two hour period and moved up the list. many of these were friends whose profiles i have not checked today but they were ppl who were online in the last 2 hrs and were waiting for my response on a group message, so they would have reason to check my page. Also, before i left, i went on my best friend’s page who is ranked #1 on my list and went through several of her albums and refreshed her profile about 20 times but her decimal number didn’t move at all. Yet one girl shot from not even being in the top 30 to being #12 in 2 hours and i swear that i did not check her profile today at all!…. however, i also checked my real prof a lot with my fake profile today and the decimal number for my fake prof didn’t change at all so i’m not sure what to make of these changing rankings and changing decimal numbers? There’s got to be something changing the numbers around right? What do you guys think?

  • I also want to add that my fake prof Anna was permanent in my MFYHP4 when that was working as well as MO5, and previous statuses. However, within the last few weeks, she dropped out of MO5, PYMK3 was never in the friends sidebar and she’s always at the very bottom of the research bar if she’s there at all. I still use anna to stalk my real prof several times a day however… like i said if that stalkee list is correct, my real profile stalks anna 3.6 times for every 105.9 times that she stalks me … which seems quite accurate since i’m the one controlling both profiles…
    haha I’m so confused. but i’m certain there is/was definitely some degree of one-sidedness in most of these lists at one point or another. None of this is too helpful because it’s almost impossible to pinpoint who stalks you and who you stalk or mutually stalk? It’s possible, after seeing my crush #2 on that list, that maybe i did stalk my crush more than i thought i did back when we first became fb friends (a year and a half ago around the same time that i became fb friends w Anna). However, i’ve been giving my crush the cold shoulder for the last 4 months of summer vacay ignoring his texts and such. I just got back to school a week ago, and in the last week he’s been almost begging me (in person and thru text) to hang out with him and why haven’t i called him, yada yada. I know it sounds childish but he confuses me. I can’t be sure if he does this to all the girls he knows and can’t figure out if he care less or more than he pretends like he does. at the very least I would not be surprised if his hurt ego and my recent continual rejection/ disinterest has lead him to check up on my profile. I honestly feel like a lot of the list is mutual to some degree but I can’t know for sure though and of course it’s possible it’s all just wishful thinking.
    The only thing I know for sure right now is that there are definitely some ppl like Anna who are one-sidedly stalking you on these lists. It’s just frustrating not being able to pinpoint who and exactly which way the interaction is going or if it’s mutual. and of course it’s frustrating that my crush appears everywhere that anna appears but yet apparently, he’s #2 on my stalkee list and she’s #80 (despite only looking at his prof at most once a week while i’ve looked at other ppl’s several times a day for the last four years and they’re below him) …. I don’t get it =(

  • Well, former flirtbuddy is a habitual deactivator and activator. He has recently been deactivated, so clearly I could not look at his profile and had resisted looking at his profile when he was still activated – less that one click a month. When I was on my profile yesterday, there he was activated and in the LSB10. I’m sure he was looking at my page because the friend he uses to post through referenced a bunch of my posts later. Now he is deactivated again.

  • WOW guys.. that link to the list that guy posted is REALLY interesting. At first, i was somewhat saddened becuz it looks like this list is more or less true and i was horrified to see that my crush was #2 on my ppl I stalk the most list right under my best friend. (I haven’t looked at his prof much in the last year in a half so i expected that he’d be way further down on my stalkee list. maybe i looked to much in the beggining?)

    However, then I started comparing my stalkee list to the 21 ppl permanently on my chat list and realized that there are definitely some ppl there who are WAYYY down on my stalkee list. I think I have concrete evidence that some of the ppl on the chat list are definitely ppl who view your profile.

    I say this becuz i have four diffent facebook profiles that i run solely for the purpose of figuring this out. One is a fake profile named “Anna” of myself that i have about 40 friends on and i use it to check my real profile excessively. I almost never check my fake profile with my real profile and this is confirmed by the fact that my new stalkee list puts ann at #80 of the ppl who i view the most. So why is “Anna” permanently one of the 21 ppl my chat list? The only reason cold be because i stalk myself excessively w that profile. Now I logged onto Anna’s profile and checked her own stalkee list which confirmed that i stalk my real profile excessively given that my real prof was at the #1 slot and number next to my real profiles name was 105.8 (indicating that Anna stalks me way too much becuz everyone else on Anna’s list was below 5.2 haha)… So i logged back onto my real profile, found Anna at #80 of ppl i stalk, and found the number next to Anna’s name was 3.6 confirming that my real profile almost never looks at anna’a page. Doing the math, anna stalks my page almost THIRTY times more than I stalk anna’s page!!!! The ONLY reason for Anna to show up permanently on my chat list is becuz she stalks my page excessively becuz anna and I have virtually no other interaction, no likes, no comments and given the numbers on both stalkee lists, it’s clear that the page viewing is one-sided.

    I also want to add that there are multiple other ppl far down on my stalkee list who appear in my Chat21 including a #93 who i never look at but i’m almost certain she checks up on me a lot becuz sadly she’s not a very social person and i’ve been one of her only friends for the last 10 years.

    Also, out of the top 20 of ppl who i supposedly stalk the most, TEN do not appear on my Chat21 list so if the stalkee list truely is legitimate, than the chat list is definitely not all ppl you stalk the most. I’m leaning towards those you one-sidedly view the most, those who one-sidedly view you the most, and those who you have the most mutual views with?

    I’m going to do a lot more tests with this new tool at my disposal becuz i’m actually not convinced that the new stalkee list is completely one-sidedly who i’ve viewed/ interacted with the most. a big part of me thinks that maybe it is organized by recent or mutual views because like i said, i’ve put severe limitations on how often i look at my crush’s profile in the last year and a half, but i did look the other day for the first time in about two weeks but i honestly don’t believe he could be #2 based on my interaction alone… even when we first bcame facebook friends, i was paranoid that he’d somehow be able to tell if i looked at his profile so i didn’t allow myself to look at it to a stalkerish degree. There are definitely ppl i’ve look at infinitely more often than him. I’m leaning towards the number of mutual views over time or recently. Also, one of my aunts is high up on my stalkee list (#10). I never look at her prof cuz there’s never anything interesting to see (my college friends are obviously way more interesting to stalk) however, she commented on one of my photos about 3 days ago and i looked at her profile and one of her albums briefly. this is why i think maybe this new list is recent mutual views or album viewing?

    Check it out guys, let me know if your theories coincide with mine! But the one thing that i am 100% certain of based off of my fake prof Anna is that the chat21 definitely consists of ppl who one-sidedly view your profile.

    sry for the huge post!

  • @ Guy: I got the list and it confirmed what I already suspected; my crushes were #2 and #3. I’m dating #2 and have had minimal recent contact on facebook (or in real life) with #3. Both show up on MO5, PYMK3, tag suggestions, and chat. The one I’m dating shows up on LSB10 a few days a week, the other rarely, if ever, appears there. I think its obvious; Facebook wants to keep us online, so it shows us exactly who it has calculated we want to see. Sure, random people who click on our profile because we were suggested as a person they may know show up as well, but my guess is that everyone’s “crush” keeps appearing everywhere on their page because of their own actions – not mutual stalking. I imagine if we saw many of the people who were really stalking us, we’d probably be creeped out and log on to the website less often.

  • @ guy: I tried that link, and got the list. That is really strange. It brought up everyone who ever appears in my search bar when I type any certain letter. What I found odd was, my crush came up #1 with the highest number by far next to his name. Now they say that this is who YOU are looking for, but it doesn’t make sense, because a lot of the people on my list I have NEVER searched for, nor do I view their profiles. I even came up on the list about 10 people down. I haven’t searched or stalked myself, unless viewing my own profile puts me up there??

    I am wondering if that list is who is looking at you the most. That would make the most sense to me after seeing who is on that list. Now some people came up who are not even my “friends” on FB. But they are people I looked for previously. Very interesting. But I couldn’t get it off my screen, so I had to delete the app.

  • @ guy: I tried that link, and got the list. That is really strange. It brought up everyone who ever appears in my search bar when I type any certain letter. What I found odd was, my crush came up #1 with the highest number by far next to his name. Now they say that this is who YOU are looking for, but it doesn’t make sense, because a lot of the people on my list I have NEVER searched for, nor do I view their profiles. I even came up on the list about 10 people down. I haven’t searched or stalked myself, unless viewing my own profile puts me up there??

    I am wondering if that list is who is looking at you the most. That would make the most sense to me after seeing who is on that list. Now some people came up who are not even my “friends” on FB. But they are people I looked for previously. Very interesting. But I couldn’t get it off my screen, so I had to delete the app.

  • Bee: did you visit your ex profile regularly?

    I’m still figuring out if it has to do with people visiting your profile or the other way round… there’s a guy who crushes me and i’m always on his list. and i start to think that the list actually shows who YOU visit most. does that make sense?

  • okay so my bestfriened and i interact on facebook alot and have had activities going on for months on fb but she barely pops up on my fb list when i go to my profile. and i dont think she stalks me either but how come my ex ALWAYS pops up everytime i refresh the page? does that mean he stalks me?

  • I almost read the whole thread becoz i want to find out the answer so much!

    My crush keeps popping up on my list no matter how many times I refresh the page! I start to believe that he has a crush on me at the same time???! COZ I DID THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENT <3

    I tried stalking a friend who doesn’t like me (so I am sure he won’t view my profile). then after a period of time I appeared on HIS list! Facebook defy shows the people who view your profile the most in that column! that’s my conclusion (and WHAT I HOPE!) XD

  • @quinn

    her death was very sudden&unexpected so i doubt she had given it out before

    also i thought of that too but i don’t think its possible that someone is logging in her fb and looking at mine over and over

    that would be really creepy if true heh

  • I agree with this completely. after 10 refreshes, ZERO new faces. Just the same people in a different order. most of them I do not talk to frequently, but often like or comment on my status’. I do not have a problem with any of these people viewing my things, and quite frankly I found it very interesting figuring this out. The people may vary slightly from day to day but are ultimately consistant. Very interesting. I am glad I am not the only crazy person who had wondered about this lol

  • i stalk the crap outta her page because i miss her and she obviously isnt viewing mine…

    are you sure? Think about it. She can’t log in. But it’s possible someone can. If she knew before she died that her days were numbered, she likely gave her login to someone she trusts.

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend.

  • I agree with the others Smudge. Those who are on my MO5 DO look at my pictures and my profile….the majority of them, I know for a fact. Those who I DON’T know, well I am guessing they look at my stuff, but don’t say anything (including the crush). I don’t look at any of the profiles EVER of those who are on my MO5. Maybe 1 or 2 of them once or twice, but I hardly view others’ profiles anyway.

    I am mostly interested in zooming in on your page and seeing who is left when you click on the chat button. EVERY SINGLE LAST TIME, it is my crush and one other person who I KNOW looks at my pictures all the time. She is always the first one to comment on my pics within minutes of me posting them. So I have to conclude that my crush looks at my pics all the time, but just stays quiet about it.

  • @ John… RE: MO5… I have to agree with you.
    I also think it has to do with that person’s specific activities… Meaning – while they may not be on FB all the time, when they are, they come check you out. I’ve fished some of my friends over the phone for some info over the last 3 weeks. As well as using my best friend (who I live with) as a gauge…
    And MO5’ing our names with each other is interesting as well… We have approximately 100 mutual friends… The 20 who show up between us pretty much do have a reason to check our pages…

    MFYHP is still missing for me.

    The “Friends Using Application” thing is interesting… I’ve noticed it will change once in a while in order of pictures depending on how often someone’s been on my page – when they’ve been on… Maybe, ranking them in order of stalkee… They are the same as my MO5, and while I’m close friends with most, some of them I never – or hardly go to their pages…

  • @Smudge: It is not one way traffic. You can check this very easily. Start to visit regularly a friend’s profile, posts, pictures etc which is not on your MO5 list and see if he will appear in MO5 list after a period of time.

  • I have made an experiment. I asked a friend to click everyday on my profile, posts, pictures, etc. He was not on my MO5 list. After three or four weeks he appeared in my MO5 list. That’s why I think that MO5 list shows the top 20 friends that visit your profile the most.

  • can someone please tell me about the fb chat list?why is some ppl showing up while they are not online.does it mean they are online and not logged on chat ?

  • It’s one way traffic folks… it’s who we look at the most, and not the other way around. Sorry to disappoint all you analytic s.

    • Sorry but that’s completely wrong. I’ve been looking at someones page everyday for a few weeks now and they haven’t shown up at all

  • I think the facebook people are bullshitting. Because the person I interact with the most (facebook messaging, visiting her page, constantly writing on each others walls) is my best friend and she has NEVER showed up on my top

  • How about PREVIOUS STATUS’ and SUGGESTED PHOTOS?

    Those always same to be the EXACT same group of 4-5 people for me……..

  • “According to their statement – it is organised according to who you have had the most public interaction with in the past month and a half. “

    BULLSHIT. Like you, I also notice the EXACT same 20 people showing up in rotation and while most of them i interact with, there are several i DO NOT interact with. Nor do we share much in common (we may share 1 mutual friend or even 0. We don’t like the same things etc)

    Here is something else interesting..

    So there is one guy who keeps showing up in my hovercard. I don’t want to take this to high school but i have a huge crush on him. We don’t interact mainly because he doesn’t like to post anything on facebook. So i thought “what’s the likelihood that he’s looking at my page a lot?” So i did the reverse experiment. I started looking at HIS page a lot. I mean A LOT. I made a point of clicking on it two or three times a day. And suddenly he was ALWAYS on my hovercard. Which strongly suggests they’re tracking MY clicks in relation to my own card. I stopped doing this and went back to ignoring him and he went back to showing up on the hovercard about as much as he did before.

    Now consider this too. He always shows up on my hover card at certain times of the day. The same times of day he’s most likely to be home and online.

    I sound like a huge stalker right now but that wasn’t why i did this. I wanted to honestly know why on earth these certain people are showing up over and over again (and not only over and over again but at certain times of day) when i have NOTHING, facebook-wise, to do with them.

    Anyway.. i’m glad i’m not the only one who’s noticed this. And if facebook took the time to tell you personally that this is unequivocally NOT HAPPENING then chances are, it is.

    My question is why. Is facebook some kind of giant sandbox for click-monitoring? How many other sites are doing this?

    The reason i mention that i have a crush on the man who keeps showing up is because it is also important to consider that, because i like him so much, it may just be a scenario of “give a guy a hammer and all he can see are nails” and it’s equally possible that i’m seeing what i want to see. But i’ve done the math (literally.) it doesn’t make sense otherwise.

  • That cant be true the thing about most recently public whatever. because some of the people on there I havent talked to EVER. AT ALL and they’re there.

  • here is just something random I noticed. Before I post something on my status I check the MO5/10. Then after I post status & refresh page, this one guy always shows up on the MO5/10 in both places (the picture MO and the name MO). If I don’t check FB for a while, and then come back, he’s usually gone. If I post something new, bingo…there he is again! Could it be that they have me listed on their “receive status updates from” under the mobile section? Meaning I am one of the people they choose to receive my status updates from? I was thinking about this and quickly removed myself from wanting to see crush’s status, just in case! lol

  • I think Mumbly joe is on the right tracks about 15 posts back, there are 2 or 3 different LB10 algorithms which are cycling every 1-2 weeks maybe. Thats why half the people here are going crazy.

    Also I believe that your stalker will only show up on their own LB10 if they are viewing your profile. As for them showing up on yours, it will be through you viewing them. I definatley think theres something more to the LB10 than just ‘random’ because your last interaction might of been months ago but your crush still shows up.

    I cant figure out the M05 though as that does seem to be more random. Nothing to do with profile views or interactions in my opinion

  • my friend died back in april and shes on my lsb10 and mo5

    i stalk the crap outta her page because i miss her and she obviously isnt viewing mine…

  • @iksaf: lol, *I* did the same EXACT thing! Picked one random person on my list and literally STALED/CREEPED on their page/pictures/infor for a week, maybe two weeks…and I got nothing. No LB10, PYMK3, chat, MO5/10. Buuutttt..I am now on THEIR LB10!

    What’s up with that?

  • WEIRD, my crush is on my sidebar now too. I swear, facebook stalks my life! Also, I’ve been “stalking” someone to see if they’d show up in my LSB10 or MO5 and they haven’t. It’s been a few weeks. Convinced that MO5 is who looks at your profile and LSB10 is who you have had some interaction with (even small)

  • Maybe at one point facebook did figure in profile views. But I don’t think that’s the case now. I know for a fact that more than half the people listed in my top ten haven’t logged on/looked at my profile in 6 months or more. I think a lot of it now it just wishful thinking on your parts.

  • you know what else….I looked closely at the “new”/”old” chat sidebar again. Of those that are showing there, only 1 is available to chat. The others are those who I KNOW have looked at my pictures, even if it was 3 months ago or a week ago. So does that mean crush is looking at my pictures?? :)

  • @ ot: I don’t view any of the profiles of those who are consistently on my list, so that cannot be true. I may have clicked on something they wrote or a pic they posted once or twice, but never regularly view anyone’s profile (esp my crush). So it is not whose profile you are viewing. In fact, there are a couple profiles I do go to (to pm them, as they are close friends or family members) and they don’t show up on my MO5, PYMK3, LSB10, ect.

    My crush is back on the sidebar as well. WTH?? I know he was on FB today, but he doesn’t list himself as available to chat. I am “friends” with a semi-celebrity. I had pm’ed her awhile ago (and of course she didn’t reply). But today she posted quite a few things on her wall (she rarely ever posts). Well, today she is showing on my chat bar, and she is not available to chat. Hmmmm. Could they show up there when they have recently been on FB?

    Blahblah, I viewed my own profile from my brother’s and my friend’s account. The people on LSB10 were the exact same people I always see. But others don’t see who WE see when we look at MO5, chat bar or PYMK3, or the search bar.

  • come on! you see the people whose profile you’re looking most. People that you stalk are at the same time the ones that you wish to be stalked by. And you all say that these 15(or some of them) people are stalkers of you. Now stop refreshing your profile and think about how many times you look profiles of these 15 people per day.

  • I had the same 10 people arranged differently every single time I refreshed. Three of which were and ex boyfriend and his two brothers, who I haven’t seen or spoken to in a year! They live in Ireland, and I am in Boston, there is no way it has to do with social interactions.

  • Congrats !!! I really had to smile. Question, is there a group of us on FB? I would like to join!!!

  • I don’t get it.
    The people I have more interaction with, and that visit my profile the most are not in this ‘random’ list, because they’re listed as my family.
    And then, in this random list are people that I know personally, but I doubt they check my profile.

    I checked some of their lists, and I’m in one of these girls’ list, and I’ve never checked her profile. All I’ve done is send her an inbox text. Now that’s creepy.

    And then I checked this boy’s list, and I wasn’t there, even though I go to his profile EVERY DAY.
    After finding out I wasn’t there I relaxed a bit.

    But then I thought that maybe we see a list of people, and our friends see a completely different list…

    Finally, there’s this list on the right hand side, the one that came with the new chat. And I can’t understand this one either.
    Now, out of 15 people, all my closest friends, listed as my family, are there, but this random girl in the ‘random’ list is there, and the boy I stalk too.

    I don’t know if you can understand what I’ve said…

  • I don’t know why a lot of you haven’t realised this yet, but the algorhythm’s are changing fairly regularily now to keep people guessing.

    As far as I can tell, there may be more, I think there are:

    >The mixture of half of the people you view the most and half the people who view you.

    >The cycle through your top interactions over the last 6 months (so perhaps 30 people).

    >A list of people who are viewing your profile most often with just 1 or 2 randoms thrown in.

    These are all for the LS10 people.

    I’m pretty sure that it changed to the cycle through about 30 people, so you see these people at least once every three days at the start of August as was noted above by comments and my own observations.

    And I’m pretty sure it changed yesterday to something else, although I haven’t figured out what yet.

  • my crush back on my chat bar too. wth!?! this is so weird. I’m convinced FaceBk can read our minds bcuz how can it know who we are all crushing on and put them back on the chat bar at the exact same time? This is driving me crazy! I haven’t looked at this guy’s profile in weeks and for the last 4-5 days, he slipped down to #3 on my search bar but today he popped back up to the top without me having any interaction with him what so ever… my best friend has the same first initial as him and i’ve definitely looked at her profile infinitely more (at least daily), interact with her infinitely more privately/ publicly, we’re tagged in photos together, have a million mutual friends.. ect ect yet she’s always below him on my search bar?? My crush and I have ZERO fb interaction except for a few private messages every so often, the last one was over four months ago. Normally, we text and when we’re at school together during the semester, I get a text from him every few weeks consistently to hang out. Ive been on summer break for the last four months so I havn’t gotten a txt from him in about a month in a half (I completely ignored that last text in an attempt to deflate his ego)…but i go back up to school in 3 days and i’m sure he knows this, so i’m interested to see how long it will take him to text me once he knows that i’m back. If I get a text from him this weekend, i’m gonna assume that he has probably been waiting for me to come back, meaning that i have liekly been on his mind recently, meaning that he likely has been checking out my profile. and if I hang out w him again, i’m going to discreetly figure out a way to determine once and for all if he’s been checking up on my profile regularly becuz these hints that FB is dropping by plastering him in EVERY corner are driving me completely CRAZY! Either fb is reading my mind or he is checking my page becuz I set severe limitations for myself over a year and a half ago on how often I would let myself check his page so I’m convinced that it can’t be my fault that he shows up everywhere. THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY =(

  • This is all really really interesting, I’ve been reading this for a while now. I’m starting to think that the MO5 is linked to the number of photo views, rather than profile views. It COULD be mutual photo views, or one-way, or a mixture of both. Not sure. Just putting it out there. :)

  • Facebook is full of it. Most of the people showing up on my sidebar are people I’ve had little to zero public, much less private interaction with. One of these girls is someone I’ve never even communicated with via Facebook at all. She has consistently shown up throughout the past 2 years though with sometimes a month of not showing. Some of the people I’m certain have viewed my profile or read my comments, but most far from having the most interaction.

    I am also now curious about the 5 that show up when you hover over your own profile pic on your wall – and the other 5 that show up when you hover over your smaller profile pic when you’ve commented back to someone on your page. These are definitely people I’ve interacted with most, though there are still a few “missing”. I wish they could just let us know what this means.

  • I have never had any FB interaction with my crush. Literally the add and that was it. He is always, always on my MO5/10, yet he claims he never goes on FB. I have resisted looking at his profile since I last posted at the begining of Aug, yet still he remains on MO5/10. If he isnt, he is back by one refresh. My chat bar,he is constantly on there. Even though he is never online. The rest of my chat bar are full of people whom I do interact with, as are my LHS friends on profile. He never appears here.

  • @anonymous: your theory about the search bar is very interesting!so, you say those that WE search for in the search bar tend to disappear a lot, but those who search for us alot tend to stick there in the search bar forever!I definitly noticed this pattern that when you search the names with some specific initials, the list that comes up is almost always the same!but I’m really not sure about the direction of the views (we visit them or they visit us!)..there is this girl I searched for lasy year!im pretty sure I have not searched for her recently, but she comes up under that specific initial!this means that she viewd me too? (she is not in my friend list).there are the brothers and sisters of “this guy” that come up too, I have to admit I viewd their limited profile a long time ago, not recently, they also not in my friend list!I highly doubt that they have visited me!. I just think that fb has a very good memory in remebering who you were curious about in the past!I don’t know, very mysterious, very confusing!

  • anonymousJ: your theory doesn’t work out right. Lets say I have 210 friends. Out of that 210 there are 7 or 8 I interact with on a regular basis(pm/chat/photo view, ect) both ways (they to me, and me to them). Then there are 20 or so who I intereact with maybe on occasion(likes, events, wall posts, ect). That will leave me 182 friends who are just ‘friends’ in name only. Meaning I fb’d them and that was the END of our FB relationship. I have a lot of work colleagues (maybe 100) and college classroom aqauintances(maybe 50) and some family memebers(20+)and the other random people from highschool, previous jobs, neighbors, ect(10 or so).

    So why is it out of 182 people left of NO COMMUNICATION on fb the SAME 10 so people ALWAYS are showing up EVERYWHERE on my FB page?? And this has been for MONTHS and MONTHS now. If fb was truly random wouldn’t it pool from not just the people I interact with or sometimes interact with but ALL the 182 people left on my friends list??

    Now here is something interesting. My sister who NEVER goes on fb, ever, ever has been showing up on my MO5/10. I had tagged her in a couple of photos and sent her a game request recently. She had told me she was looking a my photo albums on fb a few days ago…hmmm, now she is a regular on MO5/10 while I NEVER go on her page since friending her almost 2 1/2 years ago!

  • I think many of you want to believe that it is your old crush or that long lost friend but it is just really a list of people that happen to be on your friends list that you once had a fair bit of contact with but the contact is dwindling in comparison or you have never made contact with but happen to be in your friends list – FB wants to encourage you to make contact as that is what keeps it going so they are giving you a nudge or reminder. For example, the person who said they visited a friend’s page regularly but didn’t appear at the top of their list, this is because you have made contact now – go back in a few months and you will see yourself on the left side (but only if there isn’t someone else whose been away longer than you! – Like an ex or something!)

  • Every single last time I check the 1st and last initial of my crush, he is ALWAYS at the top of the list. I have noticed that the rest of those who come up are usually the same ones, but they are always in a different order. And this goes for both initials. No matter what, HE is always at the top. Seriously, how can that be????

    This is driving me crazy. But when I check initials of friends who I KNOW viewed my page, they do come up on the top. So this MUST mean he looks at my profile/pictures, right? That is the only conclusion I can come up with as far as the search feature.

    Now I have noticed that if I look for someone using search, they do appear on that list for a little while, but then they drop off. I looked for someone with the same last initial as the crush, and he kept coming up for about a week, but AFTER the crush. HE still remained right on top.

    I wonder sometimes if FB doesn’t somehow figure out who we have a crush on, and do this on purpose so we keep checking and clicking all over the site. Don’t they make more by clicks or something??

  • What I find most interesting is that a while back I mentioned I post YouTube videos and is connected to my Facebook. A girl added me to Facebook as she came across me on YouTube. Ever since then, I have noticed this one random friend of hers, someone I never see her talk to. In her photographs, some of them this girl on my list is in. Therefore she’s in the same class as this person I’m guessing or school.

    Anyway, she keeps appearing in the search bar under a specific letter, in fact two specific letters. I was interested as to why this random girl keeps showing up under these two letters. To make it clear, I had never viewed her profile ever, haven’t a clue as to who she is, never viewed her profile before all this and no interaction obviously. Ask yourself this question, do Facebook show you recommendations in your search bar list? No! because it was designed to show you mostly who you’ve either interacted with or who you’ve no doubt viewed.

    Sometimes when you view peoples pages, they show up under the search bar list at the top under specific letters. Like I had two celebrities from a television series show there, but that’s because I viewed both those celebrities pages on Facebook. They eventually disappeared though, fairly quickly. I have mentioned previously that a friend on my list, his friend constantly shows up under two specific letters and is always there. This was someone I had NEVER viewed or interacted with. She’s there constantly, in fact mostly listed as number 1 under a specific letter.

    The people who show under my MO5, even my Left friends side bar on my profile, those are people who seem common to show under this search bar list as well. So there’s definite evidence there that the search bar list is people who you partially view, but those you view, they tend to disappear a lot. The girl I was talking about, who is a friend of that girl that added me from YouTube on Facebook, that random girl showing up, I had been frequently visiting her page interested to who she was. After viewing her page several times, I noticed she started to change her privacy of her photo’s, I also caught a glimpse of something new that showed under her photo’s, a Facebook stalker top list picture, you know the kind I’m talking about.

    The whole thing seems very suspicious to me, that has to be someone who is definitely viewing my profile, what else could that be. These two girls that show under the four specific letters, I had no previous profile views with them or interaction, both of them switched their privacy on Photo’s slightly so that I could only see 8 photo’s of them. The other one, she changes her picture a lot, this doesn’t mean a thing though. I just find it rather strange, because there’s not a chance they are people I’ve interacted with.

    I suggest if you want to know anything, you look through the search bar list. Ask yourself why that random girl that keeps showing up under two specific letters, ask yourself why none of her other friends are placed there. It’s too obvious.

  • I feel like it’s possible also that if we stalk someone’s page a lot but don’t have public interaction with them, they will also show up on our friends list. Like…uh there’s one person who is showing up on my 10 friends who I don’t think I’ve had any contact with in ages, if it all, but I check their fb page fairly frequently. I kindddd of doubt they stalk my page much, but I guess it’s possible. However, it seems more likely that it’s showing a person I often creep on. :P The other people on my 10 friends all seem to correlate to people who go on my page and such, but I have also looked on their pages a lot.

  • @2018: that def cannot be right because there are two DEAD people in my first 15 on ‘friends in block view’.

    I will say there is sometype of algo to the block view, perhaps like a 1 then skip 2, viewer/poster, 3 then skip 2, viewer/poster, 1 then skip 2, viewer/poster.

    I will say I think in the mo5/10 if they show up in BOTH, they are/were on you’re page.

    crush always, always pm’s me. But the few times he actually posted ON MY WALL, he was on MO 5/10 simultaniously.

  • If I go on ‘friends’ and use then the option showing them on blog not the alphabetic order the you can realize something. First, it’s divided in two sections. In my case I have 40 friends, in 15 and 25. The 15 are the first. Then the breach and the other 25 are shown.

    The first 15 come up in the order how they visit my profil. How can I say that. I had some time to check that. If I do something: these people wrote, liked or were there. I know because we where connected by other networks too, like Skype where we spoke. So I could follow if they visit my profil.

    Concerning the other 25 people it’s nearly the same system. But these are people who I do not often interact with me. The order of them shows me who has been the last on my site. That person is No. 16 if you count further after the first 15.

    It sounds crazy but it definitively is working in that way. Maybe I can say that because of my less friends. And the system works different by more than 100 freinds. But for my case, I can say it’s true. Also, it’s not stalking, paranoia or something like that. It’s only my interest in the system. Try to find out by your friend list. It’s fun.

    One last thing. The person who is ‘on’ right now is shown as the first person in your left friends list. So refresh and try all … :)