An article published by Lifehack claims to “possibly” identify a true way to see who stalks your Facebook profile.
Remember when a ton of apps used to be on Facebook that claimed to identify who sees your profile the most, who views your posts or comments the most, and all of that? Well apparently, just about all of those apps if not all of them were fake.
In recognition of the fakeness of those apps, Lifehack claims to have discovered what they refer to as a “technical way” to identify a person’s most active Facebook stalkers. This is how to do it.
1. Open Facebook
2. On any white, non-hyperlinked area of the web page, right click and go to “View Page Source,” and then “Show Page Source.” On different browsers, the phrases may be slightly different.
3. A page full of code will appear, but fear nothing, it’s not as complicated as it looks.
4. Press Ctrl + F, for Mac users press Command + F and Search [orderedfriends]
5. After that, you will see a series of numbers like “123456789”
6. Take the series of numbers, and type it in after the Facebook URL, like “www.facebook.com/123456789”
7. Supposedly, the page you’ll find is your friends list, with it arranged from the people who see your profile and posts the most to the people who see it the least.
According to Life Hack:
“If you think this is too complicated and slow, we have found a website which can simplify all the work for you so that you don’t have to paste them in one at a time. However, the website is in Chinese, so here’s the full instructions about how to use it.
#Bonus 1 Go back to the page that full of programming codes.
#Bonus 2 Press Ctrl + A to select all and press Ctrl + C to copy the whole page
#Bonus 3 Go to: http://tw.piliapp.com/event/facebook-ordered-friends/
#Bonus 4 Go to the box where the red arrow pointing and press Ctrl + V to paste to whole page source on it#Bonus 5 It will display all the friends.”
Do you think this trick really works? On one hand, the results may not be completely accurate and it may not be possible to see exactly who is viewing your profile who isn’t on your friends list, but the fact that the coding thing specifically says “ordered” is a good indication that some aspect of this is real.
I guess then the question is, what are these friends actually being ordered by? Is this like a modified version of a friends list, that shows who most often looks at your profile, or some other factors?
Could this simply be the order of what friends you interact with most on Facebook, the way that your friends list is more than likely already organized by default? Could be: this could either be much less amazing than how it seems, or it might actually work.
One thing is for certain: Facebook should give us the option to view who views our profile. That would make people feel a lot more secure about social media.