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    Ok so as far as I know the answer to this is no, but I'm getting a bit freaked out as recently I've been spying on a few peoples profiles (people I'm not Facebook friends with) then I go back a few weeks later and they've made their profile private. I'm getting a bit paranoid now because its happening with literally everyone I spy on!

    Is there anyway my computers doing something that lets them know I've been on their page? Is there a new app that lets people know this info? Or are more people in general just making their profiles private?
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    I dont believe so. Probably just paranoia. Facebook stalk on!
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    Thats weird!

    Have you/they left any shared networks since?

    becuase you can view people in the same network as you,

    regardless if you are fb friends or not

    Hope this helps!
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    Basically, on MOST people's Facebook's it won't tell you whether someone's looked at your profile.

    But you YOUR computer everyone knows when you've looked at their profile. It comes up in massive red writing as a new notification. It's the curse of being a stalker...
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    (Original post by sugar-plum-fairy)
    Thats weird!

    Have you/they left any shared networks since?

    becuase you can view people in the same network as you,

    regardless if you are fb friends or not

    Hope this helps!
    That depends on your privacy settings!
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    Only if they're a subscriber.
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    I think that those '6' (can be changed to more) friends that appear linked to your profile aren't actually 100% random but have some sort of correlation to who last viewed your profile or something? Some people definitely appear on mine more often than others. hmm
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    No one knows if you have looked at their profile or not. It could be that the reason they make their page private is to stop fraud, ie some people put loads of personal details such as full name, date of birth etc, which could easily be used by a fraudster.

    Dont worry , they havent a clue that you are looking at their page.
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    Nope, as far as I know, other users won't know what profiles you go on. Maybe the Facebook admins do though... :ninja:
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    (Original post by zakiman)
    That depends on your privacy settings!

    opps forgot to mention that bit!!!!!
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    Deep down inside, they will know.
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    YES! I was really freaked out by this as I didn't think they'd ever be able to know. But once, my notifications told me everyone that had tried to see my profile that day. I'm not sure how, but it said 'so and so' was unable to view you page.
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    (Original post by DrunkHoboGuy)
    Some people definitely appear on mine more often than others.
    That is the nature of randomness.
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    (Original post by oh wow)
    YES! I was really freaked out by this as I didn't think they'd ever be able to know. But once, my notifications told me everyone that had tried to see my profile that day. I'm not sure how, but it said 'so and so' was unable to view you page.
    that was just one of the error i think, it happened to me too
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    (Original post by letv)
    that was just one of the error i think, it happened to me too
    but it means they'd know that you had tried to see their page haha facebook stalking really does cause paranoia, I should not do it.
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    theres an app you can put on your profile which tells you whos been on your profile- so yes, people can find out
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    (Original post by Bobo1234)
    theres an app you can put on your profile which tells you whos been on your profile- so yes, people can find out
    what application is this?
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    (Original post by Hathlan)
    That is the nature of randomness.
    I mean there definitely appears to be a correlation. Those people who come up more either appear to be those I'd expect to be viewing my profile OR the facebook addicts- aka "Joe Bloggs is updating his status" X10 every day.
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    (Original post by oh wow)
    but it means they'd know that you had tried to see their page haha facebook stalking really does cause paranoia, I should not do it.
    no because they selected the people on your friendlist randomly :yep:
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    (Original post by oh wow)
    YES! I was really freaked out by this as I didn't think they'd ever be able to know. But once, my notifications told me everyone that had tried to see my profile that day. I'm not sure how, but it said 'so and so' was unable to view you page.
    yeah that happened to me too! freaked me out so much because I don't really know half of the people that tried to look at my profile!!
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