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    Hey guys,

    So, just looking for opinions really!

    If you're like me, you will have noticed that since the introduction of the new Facebook profile, it gives a list of about 10 friends on the left hand side - which don't seem to change very much. Me and my housemates have debated several different reasons why we think those people appear on certain profiles, and I noticed someone post the link below on a different thread, and so checked it out to see if it explained. & it does; it says that it's dictated by who you most publicly interact with, and never judged on private messages or most profile views.

    http://www.facebook.com/help/?topic=new_profile

    Now judging by who appears on my profile, I don't think this is the case. For example, my boyfriend's brother appears there, but my boyfriend doesn't. There's a couple of people in there who I've not spoken to for a long time. & it just so happens that on my boyfriend's list, two of the girls he used to madly fancy appear there, though he doesn't speak to them anymore. My housemates have said there friends lists don't seem to make sense in accordance with what Facebook says either.

    So, thoughts? Do you guys think your friends list on your profiles make sense alongside what Facebook are saying about how they are supposedly dictated? Some of mine just seem a bit random!
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    Mine makes rough sense in as far as people I've interacted with a reasonable amount fairly recently.
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    Mine seems to be totally random. Some people I speak to a fair bit, others, not at all.
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    It's random.

    But to be fair, why do you care? I wish i had enough time in the day to worry about this kinda thing.
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    I only have 8 friends on Facebook.

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    It's random, at least 3 in mine atm I've never interacted with on facebook except accepting the friend request, and attended the odd mutual event and then others I talk to daily haven't been listed for ages. The other day a girl was in mine for ages everytime it changed she stayed, we've only chatted on FB chat twice and that's it.
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    Does anyone know how to change the profiles back to how they were?

    This update sux ****.
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    (Original post by danny111)
    I only have 8 friends on Facebook.

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    Don't worry. They might be your "real" friends.
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    (Original post by lonely14)
    Don't worry. They might be your "real" friends.
    Haha, I was joking.

    But out of all those that I do have, 8 is probably close to the 'real' friends
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    (Original post by Hana_87)
    It's random.

    But to be fair, why do you care? I wish i had enough time in the day to worry about this kinda thing.
    I'm not worried, I was literally just asking out of curiosity as my housemates have been discussing it over the last couple of days then I randomly came across Facebook's explanation in a different thread. I was just posting since mine didn't seem to make sense in accordance with theirs and I was simply wondering if mine was an exception or if it was pretty commonly shared, it's more having a dig at Facebook than anything else tbh. I preferred the old profile
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    (Original post by VivaLatzy)
    Does anyone know how to change the profiles back to how they were?

    This update sux ****.
    What's the point? They'll change everyone over sooner or later.
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    (Original post by hothedgehog)
    What's the point? They'll change everyone over sooner or later.
    Boo hoo.

    If anything, then they'll completely make it even worse (somehow). These sort of sites have habits of fixing things when they're not broken - same as youtube etc.
 
 
 
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