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Pureracket
Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:47 AM
When you get an account, how the hell does it know who to suggest as your "friends"? I set up a new account without using my name, and fb suggested "friends" for me who I haven't talked to in years. Does fb search through your email account and kinda searches your contact list?

This is creeping me out.:eek:

eck
Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:53 AM
It can be:
The uni/workplace where you are/were.
The friend it introduces are also friends with some of your friends in the list.
You could also set it to search through your MSN/email list to find people who are on FB.

Pureracket
Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:56 AM
It's weird because I didn't give fb any of my personal info, though. I guess my email addy was enough. Does it search through the contact list of my email?

eck
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:04 AM
It wouldn't, unless you provided a password for them.
That's how I thought it used to work, unless they've changed it.
They normally wouldn't have access to your MSN/whatever contact list unless you gave it to them.

eck
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:06 AM
Your friends might also have had 'introduced' you (to some of their friends) who are also people you know.

Olórin
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:07 AM
Facebook suggests many friends for me too, it's usually just people in your networks with friends in common.
Not too sinister, I hope. ;)

Stavie
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:51 AM
When you get an account, how the hell does it know who to suggest as your "friends"? I set up a new account without using my name, and fb suggested "friends" for me who I haven't talked to in years. Does fb search through your email account and kinda searches your contact list?

This is creeping me out.:eek:
That's right.
It usually suggests the contacts you have in the email account you gave.

mykarma
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:17 PM
When you get an account, how the hell does it know who to suggest as your "friends"? I set up a new account without using my name, and fb suggested "friends" for me who I haven't talked to in years. Does fb search through your email account and kinda searches your contact list?

This is creeping me out.:eek:
Yes it does. Same thing happened to me so I know the feeling.

Olórin
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:22 PM
Well I have no contacts in the email address I gave and it suggests to me plenty of friends. So I would question that it can search your e-mail addresses without more concrete proof.

new-york
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:26 PM
have you ever sent an e-mail to a friend with that addy.

Facebook is pretty intrusive anyway, but it does feel weird to see some people they aren't supposed to know you know on the page.

maybe they can even link this e-mail to your other accounts or something.

Maybe they have some agents hidden in the fridge. :scared:

SloKid
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:09 PM
If someone has your email in their address book, you get connected to them, if for example they do a search. People you have FB friends in common are also suggested.

Rocketta
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:22 PM
Geez, you're still a bigggg Fraidy cat of the internet I see. :lol:

Why would you want to set up a facebook account without your information? the whole purpose of the site is for people to be able to find you? :scratch:

Keegan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:22 PM
Oh please, at least you know them!! I got a suggestions for some guy living in Egypt, who has four friends, none of which I know. I also get stupid Facebook Page suggestions such as 'Playdays', 'Jonas Brothers' and 'Dizzee Rascal'.

Facebook knows me so well :rolleyes:

Rocketta
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:24 PM
oh and some of your friends probably sent you an invitation to FB so when you joined with your email they automatically knew you were 'attached' to certain people.

Kart
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:40 PM
It just looks at your friends' friends and see if they have any in common and then suggest them to you.

Naturally, I ignore it - if I wanted someone to add me, they'd have added me already.

NyCPsU
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
Its just your friends' friends. :shrug:

Wiggly
Sep 3rd, 2009, 01:41 AM
The creepiest thing about FaceBook is when someone knows everything about your account but isn't on you friends list. :lol::unsure:

égalité
Sep 3rd, 2009, 02:02 AM
People you have mutual friends with, maybe :shrug:

Ziggy Starduck
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:10 AM
What freaks me out is trying to deactivate your account, it's a pain in the a.. process and even then you aren't deleted just put into the background.

FYI there's a Tennis Forum Addicts group :)

Anna Orlik
Sep 3rd, 2009, 10:32 AM
Facebook Creater Is A Stalker, You Know?

Barrie_Dude
Jan 6th, 2010, 03:42 PM
When you get an account, how the hell does it know who to suggest as your "friends"? I set up a new account without using my name, and fb suggested "friends" for me who I haven't talked to in years. Does fb search through your email account and kinda searches your contact list?

This is creeping me out.:eek:Friends of friends

PlayByPlay
Jan 9th, 2010, 09:06 PM
The creepiest thing about FaceBook is when someone knows everything about your account but isn't on you friends list. :lol::unsure:

I agree! :)