List of 10 Friends On Facebook Profile


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pukeandcry
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On the newest Facebook profile, how does Facebook determine which 10 friends show up on your profile?  I thought it was based on who you communicate with the most.  But I regularly show up in the top 10 of one of my friend's profiles.  (They never show up on mine).  We don't really communicate with each other on Facebook.  Does this mean my friend is looking at my profile a lot?  Thanks.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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A girl I liked I had a falling out with, she was on my top 9 all the time (before the falling out). After we stopped texting, Facebook messaging, etc. cold turkey. She doesn't show up at all. I never directly look at her profile either.

I have a feeling that she tailored her preferences to block out certain photo posts, etc. I had her under a "Group" category list by herself to tailor my stuff to limit what she sees out of me.....sometimes it says a number in the "all by herself group" where there should be updates, but I look in the group, and there's no change. I guess its proof that things are being published but I'm unable to see them.

harshit gupta (not verified)
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my best friends
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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if you have the facebook app on your phone, they also have access to who you text and call. your "top friends" does have to do with frequency of communication, but the communication doesn't have to be thru facebook itself. creepy right?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Recent Findings....

top 6 box shows people I interact with the most (usually messaging/group chat or attend the same events) and a few random ones I believe might be viewing my profile.

I tried to stalk 2 friends of mine and they just wouldn't show up until I messaged one of them and had a little chat he then began to appear.
I think it's based on mutual interaction since when I stopped to view/message my crush's profile he stopped to appear in the box but in the box of 8 (but doesn't stay there, he would just appear for a few hours then off) until I started to view his page again (without commenting/talking to him) he started to appear in the box of 6 again and sometimes the box of 8.

top 8 box shows people I recently posted/liked their status/wall plus one to two random ones.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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It seems suspicious! I have 350+ friends and it keeps rotating the same 10 as my top friends. These people have nothing in common in terms of my interactions with them, most are profiles I've never visited, one is a person whose status' I have 'liked' a few times over the past few weeks, Others are people with whom I share over 20 friends and three are people with whome I share only 2-3 friends and don't really interract with.I have also taken into consideration the dynamics of 'poking'. FaceBook suggests I 'poke' the same 15 people, many of whom are those who appear as top friends but I don't know personally. My understanding is that 'poking' is a function of cyber-flirting: Afterall FaceBook in essence is designed for dating. Why would it suggest I flirt with these people unless it detected the sentiments may be reciprocated and a relationship potentially formed. I.e. these people may frequent my page.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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My 10 friends consisted of entirely girls for a while, until I was tagged in prom pictures wearing a rather revealing dress. After that, 3 or 4 guys who I go to school with but have never talked to or interacted with over Facebook before started showing up in my friends list. If I come across as conceited then that's completely unintentional, I'm just lending evidence to the little mystery we've got going on here.

I've also noticed that a guy who I used to have a crush on (and whose page I frequently visited about a year ago) is now showing up in my friends list. I never talked to him in real life or on Facebook - he was two grades older than me - and so it seems odd that he would now be showing up on my profile even though I haven't looked at his page in almost a year. I think this backs up someone else's comment that Facebook uses your friends list as a way to get you to log in more often... by making it seems as though someone I used to like is now interested in me, I'll be more likely to check my profile to see if he still shows up.

I'll admit that I do believe that your friends list is comprised at least partially of friends who view your page frequently - I've found myself logging in just to see who's on the list and I've abstained from looking at select profiles so as not to show up on their friends list (and look like a stalker).

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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someone made a good point...
the friend list you see on your own profile is different from the one your friends see on your profile, so you can only judge one way but not the other (meaning it's possible that the top friends on your list view your profile a lot but don't see yourself as someone's top friend who his/her profile you view a lot)

Anyway,

let's just say (assume) that those are people who we don't interact with a lot; However, they are also people comment (in this forum) that they see their crush in the list....

So...sounds like facebook knows who you like
meaning...the algorithm picks people you might like
or..there's a way of finding out who you like? (by algorithm?)
but this is not surprising since that person (crush) might share a lot of interest with you or you have common friends or whatever...
or there's lag of appearing as your top friends (you interacted a lot in the past?)

I have no idea Sad

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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What about the 10 friends who appear on my ex's list? None of them are mutual friends. I've looked at their profiles before and now every time I look at his timeline, those same friends show up in his top 10. I never show up on his, but he shows up on mine.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i believe its true that the people on list appears if you browse their photos often
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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There's at least 2 different lists. The list you see when you click on your own profile. And the list when friends click on your profile and see your ten friends. These 2 lists are not the same.
Marie (not verified)
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I'm pretty sure it's who you yourself look at the most, as one of my best friends who died a week ago keeps showing up on my profile now and he wasn't before. I'm quite sure he's not viewing my profile at this point.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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My ex always comes up on my top ten, even though we literally have zero interaction on Facebook. I make a distinct point not to look at his page. Does this mean he is looking at mine frequently? Always was curious how it worked. I just thought Facebook wanted to torture me with his icon Tongue
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Hi, I'm just curious why you still have your ex as a FaceBook friend, instead of defriending him. The only reason I'm curious is because my husband still has 3 of his exes on his FaceBook page. I have asked him repeatedly to remove them as I feel they are only there so he can FaceBook stalk them, but he hasn't. Thanks!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I feel your pain...
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I think its a mixture of people you interact with and who visit your page. Most of the people who I interact with are in there, but I do know these people do visit my page often. My mom is on my top friends, and i NEVER visit her page, she has only 4 friends (I have about 1,000) I asked her if she visits my page and she told me she directly goes on my page every time she logs into facebook every day, however she and I do not interact on there. We dont "like" eachothers photos, share very little tagged photos.

My boyfriend on there we dont interact all to much on there, but he has started to visit my page more often to post things on my wall, and now he's showing up in my top friends. I do visit his page daily, but he never showed up in my top friends until he started to visit my page.

I also have another friend who's developed a small crush on me. He never showed up in my top friends until recently, when he started to develop this crush on me, so I assume he's visiting my page often.

Also with my boyfriend, He has this guy friend who he never bothers with, but the guy friend is always on his page posting questions, almost to the point of stalking him, and he's always in his top friends.

I think it has something to do with who visits your page as well as interactions. But its most definitely not random. Its always the same people for weeks.

Numan Tariq (not verified)
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my best frnds.........Smile
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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It seems to me that the facebook timeline type format shows you a different set of the ten friends in the box on the right than it shows your other friends.

I have two other unlinked accounts where my actual account is my only friend. On my other accounts, when I click on my page, I see the exact same 10 people in the exact same order for a long time now...It is starting to concern me because it implies that everyone else I am friends with can also see this "top ten" whatever list....

But when I look at my own profile from my original personal account, it shows me a different set of 10 people which rotate with positions... I have experimented with this by clicking consistently on the same 5-10 people... As I do this these people creep into my own personal view of my page and I can assume that the facebook selects the people you view the most or interact with the most for your personal view of your page.

BUT... Simultaneously, all your other friends are seeing a different, exact same, unchanging, 10 people ....for weeks at at time if not longer... What is the deal with this?

It seems to me that FaceBook doesn't want you to know this is happening...Because without another account, I would never have realized that the same 10 people keep appearing as the visible people on my page to others when they click me....

The top person, I have clicked on a few times by using a laptop and by using my mobile device... I looked at a few of his pics but this was months ago... Other than that I really don't click on him much. Yet he is my number one friend as seen by everyone except me... He does not show up in that box to the right when I log into my own account...

However, he shows up EVERY time for EVERYONE else...making it look to them as if we were bff's...

I have a crush on the second friend it displays to everyone else but me, EVERY TIME without fail... So I can't tell if it is because I looked at him a lot or because he is looking at me. I stopped clicking on him weeks ago after noticing this so that I could see how long he is in that spot... To see if maybe he's more interested that he appears.... Perhaps he's an underground stalker covertly checking me out (he was my first boyfriend in high school hahah - and he finally friended me about 2 years ago after he had the opportunity to do so via friendster, myspace, etc...and chose not to ... we have mutual friends so he knew I was there... )

There are a few people on the list FaceBook shows to everyone but me who I have really pretty much never clicked on ...However, I just remembered that I clicked on one guys pics because I was tagged in one of his albums. I also clicked on the top guys pics... and for certain clicked on the third guys pics at some point... months ago....

So it could have to do with whose pics you view the most instead of all the other reasons...

But I feel deceived because FaceBook shows me a different varying set of people, and simultaneously shows the rest of my friends and who knows who else the same EXACT people every time... unchanging ... and makes me look like I am stalking these guys when I am not at all.... So are they stalking me? Or does it have to do with viewing pictures...I rarely view pictures and rarely even click on other people at all, and don't use FaceBook all that much so I am not sure. HTH

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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It has to mean nothing cause in my profile I have people I haven't talked to in years or people I don't even talk to through facebook.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I think it's bull, the girls that say "I have a crush on this guy but i never visit his profile." Biggest lie I have ever heard. Your comments hold no credibility in my eyes.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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you, my friend, are the funniest man alive.
sandeep (not verified)
friendship
are you friendship with me
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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nah it has to be that they view your page cause an old friend of mine that i never go to her page has showed up recently and there is this girl that ive actually caught taking my style in photos and all that, she was at 1 + 3 for a long time. when the timeline first came out, i was the first of my friends with it ( saw it on a non friends page ) poof, she had it the next day. i think its both ways, whoever you visit AND who visits you. my crush is usually there too when hes mad at me LOL (=
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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you legitimately have to be 12 years old...youre room is pink and you take mirror pictures
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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HAHA. Died.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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hahahahaha i legit loled, and its not just because im stoned
ShadowHawkRaven (not verified)
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OK. THIS IS WIRD. MY CRUSH AND OTHRS KPS COMING UP ON MY PRO ON FaceBook BUT I CANT SM TO SOLV IT ITHR THY ALL WANT I OR IM JUST TOO HOT TO NOT LOOK AT FOR DAYS...
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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omgness same here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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if they have a crush on you back then they must have really low standards. type like you have a brain in your head.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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hahahahahaha
ShadowHawkRaven wrote:
OK. THIS IS WIRD. MY CRUSH AND OTHRS KPS COMING UP ON MY PRO ON FaceBook BUT I CANT SM TO SOLV IT ITHR THY ALL WANT I OR IM JUST TOO HOT TO NOT LOOK AT FOR DAYS...
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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ahahahhahahh

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