List of 10 Friends On Facebook Profile

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pukeandcry
List of 10 Friends On Facebook Profile

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.

Anonymous Visitor
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It means you are looking at them a lot.
Anonymous Visitor
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No it doesn't mean you're looking at them a lot. Half of the "Friends" in my 10 list are people I haven't "looked" at in months.
Anonymous Visitor
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It show's the people that look at your profile a lot. That explains why sometimes there are people on that list that you don't talk to much or look at that much.
hubby
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[quote=Anonymous Visitor]It show's the people that look at your profile a lot. [/quote]
Do you have a link to the Facebook support article that confirms this? Because based on our testing, this is not correct and this statement is nothing more than urban-legend..

Anonymous Visitor
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Why would they bother to confirm it? Test it again, it's true.
hubby
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Well this is huge news! But.. why is the list totally different when looking at the profile 10 seconds later..and totally different again 10 seconds after that? Almost like if it's...random? Please explain and clarify.
And, Facebook wouldn't need to 'confirm' per se, but surely there is a Help page that answers 'how is the list of 10 friends determined' where it says 'these are the friends that look at your page the most'.. I mean, right?

Anonymous Visitor
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I don't know about your profile, but my list shows to same 10 people whether I look at it now, or 10 seconds later, or 10 seconds after that. There is the OCCASIONAL 1 or 2 person difference. I have over 400 friends to choose from so it can't possibly be random that the same ones show up consistently.
Anonymous Visitor
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I refreshed my profile page 10 times. Out of these ten times, only 3 people have changed. 7 of the 13 people are people whom I do not talk to - well never. They are people I have lost contact with. What does this mean?
hubby
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[quote=Anonymous Visitor]What does this mean?[/quote]
Nothing.. It's random.

Anonymous Visitor
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Not really random. Refreshed by page at least ten times. Used 3 different browsers. Still same 10 people just in different order. Definitely not random.
glorybox
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Facebook, Google, yahoo, etc. all use algorithms .  I don't believe it's random.  I've also noticed the same friends consistently showing up on my page.  Just like when I log into Yahoo mail, I'm frequently receiving the same type of news.  

 

hubby
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Yes, but, what if that algorithm includes a random function?! LOLz..
anyway, someone posted a quote from the Facebook help pages somewhere the other day, that confirms the Top 10 Friends is based on who you interact with the most, and is NEVER based on who views your profile.. Now if only i can find that post..

Anonymous Visitor
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Hi I don't agree with the idea that the list is based on who is looking at your profile, but I also disagree with your point that it is entirely random.. Out of c. 600 friends the people that show up on my profile are always fairly good friends of mine/ people that I know pretty well.. I would say that out of the 600 people I'm connected to on facebook only 100-200 of them I am actually friends with properly and there is never anyone on this list of friends who I don't know properly
Anonymous Visitor
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Yes but the people on my list r people I never talk 2!!!!
Anonymous Visitor
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10 of the people on my friends list are people i dont interact with on facebook AT ALL, they are just on as my facebook friends because their my friends in real life, explain that
Anonymous Visitor
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The Facebook help list says it is not based on the pages you view. It says it is the amount of interaction between people and I still believe it is who is viewing your page, but without much interaction. I never comment or chat with any of the people on my top ten, but I also do not go on their pages that much. But it never said anything about who views your page. It could be possible that it is a mutual visitation. People who view your page alot and even one time of viewing their page could possibly make them show up.
Anonymous Visitor
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[quote=hubby][quote=Anonymous Visitor]What does this mean?[/quote] Nothing.. It's random.[/quote] No, it is Facebook's algorithm, which would account for profile views. Think of the privacy fallout that would arise if it was publicly stated.
Anonymous Visitor
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I've also noticed that there seems to be a link between who may be viewing your profile and who shows up. FaceBook says it is either random or based on who you interact with publicly on FaceBook -- but the latter is never true regarding which friends of mine show up. I have a second FaceBook account that is not linked to my primary one, and I've experimented with profile viewing. There seems to be a casual connection, but I am unsure just how often. It is weird -- there are a few friends I never interact with on FaceBook, but I have long suspected that they may be viewing my profile. And, of course, they are always listed on my friends' list.
Anonymous Visitor
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When I look at the list it rarely changes that much

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