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On facebook, how do you check who's stalking your profile?

Asked by AntonRubio10101 (46points) September 9th, 2010

I had a friend who told me she could check who was viewing her profile and pictures on her facebook. She told me it had to do with something with her account settings? How can you do that, if possible please show or explain.

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TexasDude's avatar

It’s not possible.

MissAusten's avatar

You can’t. There are scams on Facebook claiming to give access to that information, but what they really do is lead to a lot of surveys, make you scam your friends’ pages, and finally make money by adding a $9.99 fee to your cell phone bill. Profile Spy is the most recent one I’ve seen.

I did see someone on Facebook once make a comment about using one of those programs but finding out the info was completely inaccurate, as if they just randomly pick people from your friends list and say they’ve been looking at this or that.

Best to ignore any such claims. Like the article I linked to above, I don’t think Facebook would allow any such program for privacy reasons.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@MissAusten Thanks for pointing that out!

robmandu's avatar

Here’s the official word, backing up @MissAusten‘s explanation:

Can I know who’s viewing my profile or how often it’s being viewed?

No, Facebook does not provide a functionality that enables you to track who is viewing your profile, or parts of your profile, such as your photos. Third party applications also cannot provide this functionality. Applications that claim to give you this ability will be removed from Facebook for violating policy. You can report applications that provide untrustworthy experiences by clicking the “Report Application” at the bottom of the application’s About page, or by clicking “Report” at the bottom of any canvas page within the application.

Jeruba's avatar

Do you call any viewing of your profile “stalking”? or does this refer to a specific type of menacing behavior? I don’t know how anyone could judge the purpose and intent of someone’s looking, no matter what kind of view record you might get.

MeinTeil's avatar

No checking is required.

syz's avatar

If you set your privacy settings appropriately, no one can see your profile without you having “friend“ed them. Viola’, no stalking.

keobooks's avatar

I’m kind of relieved to hear that. I had a friend who put me up in the list of people who accessed her site more than anyone else. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I never looked at her profile much at all and that if I was stalker #3, then her own mother was lying about ever bothering to check her page.

I was also worried because I had a friend from high school who has a child with profound disabilities. (Blind deaf and quadriplegic) When I first found out I was pregnant, I was wondering if I could deal with having a severely disabled child. So I kept looking at his profile pictures of him with his child—seeing all of the different things he was doing and how he and his family looked like they were coping.

I was scared that one day, he’d discover that I was looking at his pages over and over and I’d have to either tell him the truth (I’m looking at all the pictures of your poor poor baby) or have him assume that I had a secret crush on him. (BLEAH!)

Nicole8's avatar

There is no way.

AntonRubio10101's avatar

yes I meant viewing your profile but I guess I sometimes see at as stalking to me.

MalloriMingDot's avatar

What the hell are you talking about stalking do you mean viewing?

keobooks's avatar

Oh that’s what all the fake software calls it—so don’t get so hard on the OP. It makes you paranoid and want to buy the product.

Also it would be a bit creepy to find out some casual friend of yours was obsessively going over and over and over everything you wrote.It’s probably not stalking, but meh,.

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