Facebook knows if you’ve been creeping?

so you better not stalk for friendship sake!

Okay so I know this isn’t a how to post..and I know I have been sucking at updating BUT I thought this was pretty worth while..

Like most college students I creep/stalk on Facebook like nobody’s business. Sometimes I even forget that I’m doing it and somehow end up on some random person’s page who just had a baby named Ella. It’s not healthy, but everyone is doing it!

The creepy part about this whole game is…who ever I have most recently “creeped” on starts to show up a lot more in my news feed. So that boy I went to high school with from three years ago and never talk to randomly starts clogging up my news feed?? What is up with that!

My friend and I have decided Facebook must somehow be able to detect when you are “creeping” on someone’s Facebook profile. Which means that soon they are going to be able to let all of the users find out who has been looking on their profile! Hopefully not though, because then that cute boy from my Psychology class will really find out what a creep I am and that I just might check his profile more than I should…I’m just making sure he is still single though so it’s okay.

So what does this mean? Do you want people to know you creep on their profile? Do you want that weird boy from high school to start talking to you because you just randomly glanced through all of his pictures that one night?

Or

is this just some random coincidence? and we are just being overly paranoid because we “creep” more than we should.

Guess we’ll never know!

What are your thoughts on the subject?

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7 thoughts on “Facebook knows if you’ve been creeping?

  1. I think it’s just a coincidence. I don’t hide the fact that I creep on Facebook all the time. In fact, I should probably start listing “Facebook stalking” under the skills section of my resume. I see the same people in my news feed all the time though, without change after creeping. The only connection I can make it perhaps because I clear my browser history once a week and therefore no cookies are saved of where I’ve been. But for now, I’m claiming coincidence. :)

  2. It knows. Oh, it knows. I noticed after stalking my professor a few (hundred) times that when I type the first letter of his first name, he’s at the top of the list of display results. Beware, Courtney. We’re about to be exposed.

  3. “then that cute boy from my Psychology class will really find out what a creep I am and that I just might check his profile more than I should…I’m just making sure he is still single though so it’s okay.”

    You ARE a creep!

    “Do you want that weird boy from high school to start talking to you because you just randomly glanced through all of his pictures that one night?”

    Do you want that cute boy from psychology to think you are a creep because you obsess over his photos? He will, because you ARE a creep!

    Conclusion: Douche bags are still douche bags even when they are contemplating their inner idiocy on their blog.

    • Hi Mark!
      thank you for at least checking out the blog.
      And I’m sorry that you missed the point of the post (in regards to the comment you posted under “supercool”) it’s to take a deeper look into the depths of social media and how they are getting a hold of our personal information…not fictional examples.
      Also I think it would have a better ring if you had put “How NOT to do it”

      But then again maybe you should just stick to commenting under obscure names :)

  4. Haha I know how you feel! I am super paranoid that the person will know if you are creeping on them, so I almost never go to my crushes profile just because I don’t want him to think i’m weird. ya know?

  5. Nope… This is not a coincidence at all. You and your friend are intellectual thinkers and catch on to things quickly. Which makes you above 99% of the people using the internet and more importantly… Facebook.

    Where’s my proof? Well, have you ever took the time to read the privacy policy on the Facebook website? I have read the entire thing. Word for word. In the privacy policy there is a loaded and disturbing amount of your privacy that gets loosely shared all over the place, but what is also mentioned is that Facebook tracks everything you do and keep an archive of it for themselves. Meaning deleting it off your profile doesn’t ever mean its gone, Facebook has it. Facebook keeps a detailed log about everything you do while on the site, including keeping all your posts, likes, pics, comments, who you viewed, etc… Along with a date and time that you performed each action… And even has the ability to view what other websites you have open in other tabs while Facebook is running. Yea, they give you no privacy at all. None. And so, with that being said, they also use that information to update your news feed. You and your friend are absolutely correct.

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