Your FaceBook searches can be made known to others!!! This is now proven a hundred percent !!!

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ghettogirl
Your FaceBook searches can be made known to others!!! This is now proven a hundred percent !!!

I know someone who has zero chance of knowing any of my friends (facebook or otherwise) or of knowing my email address, or even knowing anyone who knows my email address. Yet, today, she showed up in my suggested friends box. That could only mean she had searched for me and viewed my profile, and FaceBook took that fact and suggested her as a friend to me. It is the only possible way.  (By the way, I have never used any app on FaceBook a single time, or used my e mail address to search my address book to search for people I know, or anything like that!)   I do searches a lot, though, just out of interest, not looking to reconnect with people, but now I know that probably a lot of them know i searched for them. Not the end of the world, and I know that we are supposed to remember that nothing on the internet is anonymous, but, I don't think any of us realized that our activities could be made known like this.    

   

   

hubby
Re: Your FaceBook searches can be made known to others!!! ...

This has been suggested before but never 'proven' (that I know of).. I would like to test this.. can you message-me your Facebook ID and I'll do some searches and see if i get suggested to you ??

ghettogirl
Re: Your FaceBook searches can be made known to others!!! ...

I want to admit that I just thought of something that MIGHT have an effect on what I wrote earlier. It is POSSIBLE, that many months ago, I did a FaceBook search for this person but don't remember. (I would remember if I, in fact, had found her profile, though.).  Maybe, FaceBook saves our searches and if the person later joins FaceBook, it sends us a friend suggestion?  I have no idea on that, maybe other people know. Does FaceBook do this? Honestly, this is the only thing I can think of that might explain why she popped up as a suggestion other than what I posted before.  Really, there is no chance she is connected to any of my friends. thanks

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Your FaceBook searches can be made known to others!!! ...
Yes, I have heard people say that people they have searched for in the past come up under suggested friends. Facebook keeps track of everything you do, that's what they sell to marketers.
ghettogirl
Re: Your FaceBook searches can be made known to others!!! ...

Thanks, A.V, that's great to hear.  Next time I'm positive about something, I think I'll label it "99 percent." :)    

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Your FaceBook searches can be made known to others!!! ...
p.s. I personally believe your original theory is correct, too! No privacy on facebook whatsoever!

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