"People You May Know" :: How does it work?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Calistoga, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    Facebook keeps suggesting that I add people that not only have I never seen them. They live on a different continent. We have no common friends. It's a few persons that get suggested all the time without any explanation on why.

    It's as if I went on holiday to another country bumping into strangers on the street, flashing images of random persons before them asking if they know them!

    Are there any thoughts here on how the whole "People You May Know" feature is implemented? I was under the impression that it used an algorithm based on common friends and maybe schools, universities etc.

    This makes absolutely no sense :confused:
     
  2. zanmat0

    zanmat0 MDL Novice

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    it might be reaching out beyond your primary connections. only 7 people away from knowing everyone or however it goes...
     
  3. Red Squirrel

    Red Squirrel MDL Junior Member

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    I've always wondered this too, but in my case it's often people I DO know, which is actually kinda creepy. How does it know?
     
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  4. RawData

    RawData MDL Member

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    Perhaps similar preferences, location, etc. information people shamelessly expose themselves? :p
     
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  5. Red Squirrel

    Red Squirrel MDL Junior Member

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    Actually it could be. Maybe schools, age etc
     
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  6. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    From what some friends say who use Facebook it sometimes pulls some of your friends friends and suggests them to you.
     
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  7. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    Hey DAZ do you use that??
    Why cant you create a page for your loader,it will give you tons of likes!!!
     
  8. wangzhicoral

    wangzhicoral MDL Novice

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    Location behavior maybe

    people in same location,interesting in same thing
     
  9. pedagogy

    pedagogy Chit Chatter

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    That's exactly how it works. It states that on your facebook page. Friends of friends of friends and so on and on and on.You can actually follow the links to friends and see where the suggestions come from.
     
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