Facebook - When you see the rotating list of friends, is that really random?

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Facebook - When you see the rotating list of friends, is that really random?

I'm just wondering, supposedly the Facebook list of the 6 friends or whoever that show up on someone's profile rotate randomly. However, I've noticed on a friends page the same person seems to keep popping up much more often than anyone else, which would lead me to believe its not random.  Does anyone know about this? Does it mean my friend is looking at that profile that keeps popping up or something to that effect or is it really just random?

I do know that you can have the friend box set to display the same friends all the time (using the edit tool in the friend box). But since the other names are different I know that is not what happened in this case. 

Hot2na
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i noticed today that the list did not change on a few profiles, but did on a couple when i would refresh screen.

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Smiley
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Yeah, the random display of friends hasn't been rotating on my friends profiles or my profile for over a month now - haven't changed or clicked anything. I emailed facebook about it, but they never replied.

balkans
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I don't think you'll get any reply from facebook, try to imagine how many emails they receive every day. If you get a word from them just share it here please :)
Anonymous Visitor
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U know, I noticed the same thing on my FaceBook Friends' List too. There's this one guy who's profile rotates much more frequently than anyone else. It's weird cause I have like 150 friends so u'd think if it was random, he wouldn't be popping up so much. But nope, every day seems like I see his profile rotating up. He must be visiting my profile or something because this is NOT random at all... I wonder really the way cyberspace works...things that don't appear random may not be random...cause I kind of like him too and hope that maybe he may like me too...but i dunno...maybe i notice him more because i like too...LOL. Can you let me know if you find out?

Anonymous Visitor
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Same thing! it can NOT be random. i refreshed a friends page like 10 times because i didnt want to see their face (haha) it took that many time for that person to not be in the rotation!!

Anonymous Visitor
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I'm not certain, but I think I've noticed whoever is logged on to Facebook shows up in my rotation. I think the people that always show up is either because they're logged on via their phone or possibly the friends that I have the most friends in common with. I wish it meant who viewed my profile last but I am not too sure that is what it means.
G1ll
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For me I think it usually shows the people who profiles i am on the most and who I talk to the most. Maybe it works in the way adverts do and remembers what you seem to look at the most (so its more targeted)

hubby
Re: Facebook - rotating list of friends

i just noticed yesterday that by clicking on the little edit-button on your friends box, you can "make it always" show certain friends - so it's not necessarily always random.

Anonymous Visitor
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Same here! I have over 800 friends, and all the people on the rotations list change everytime i refresh except this ONE boy! I've been trying to figure out why for a while now, I really really hope it's because he views my profile alot lol ;) but anyways, I havent set him as a permanent person on the rotation list either. Definitely not random..
Anonymous Visitor
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Yeah, i noticed on my boyfriends page too, that his ex is always on the friends list...do you think that means he visits her page all the time, or vice versa? but it cant be just random....

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