Facebook: Who’s Viewed Your Profile?

If you’ve spent more than five minutes online, you’ve probably seen an ad that promises “find out who’s searching for you.” It sounds like a scam, but is it possible? Can someone find out if you’ve been looking at their Facebook or LinkedIn profile? Can you tell if someone’s unfriended you?

I put in a call to Facebook and spoke with their technical folks, the truth is, NO ONE can see who’s been on your Facebook page. There are no features buried in the Facebook settings with that data. There are no apps that can unearth that info. Facebook says it is one of the most common scam come-ons on the site. Don’t fall for it; you cannot see who’s looking at your profile.


BUT there are apps and tools to see who’s unfriended you. Facebook tries to squelch these apps, but I found a couple — one that you download to your computer called UnFriend Finder and one for Android called Friends Checker. Sign in, and they store a list of your friends.  Then every time you check back, it tells you who’s no longer on the list.

For Twitter, Qwitter does the same thing, telling you who’s unfollowed you each week.

LinkedIn is a popular social networking site that lets you connect with professional associates and keep your work activities up to date, and it DOES let you see who’s viewed your profile. Another professional site for academics and researchers called Academia.edu has the same useful feature.

Source: Yahoo News

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Airline Lets Passengers Find Seatmate Through Facebook

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is planning a service where passengers can use Facebook and LinkedIn as an aid when booking a flight.

Details are scant, but the idea is for travelers to look at people with similar interests and then book a seat. But don’t worry if you don’t want anyone snooping on your profile. The service could be ideal for business purposes and networking. But Schrijver said it is not intended as a dating tool. Launch of the service is expected in early 2012. There’s no word on whether participants will be charged a fee.

KLM is not the first to link seating and social media. In February, Malaysia Airlines launched MHbuddy, in which users can check in via Facebook and select their seats. During seat selection, they are able to view the seats of friends on the same flight. The service informs them of Facebook pals who live at their destination. They can also learn which friends may be headed to the same locale. In August, Ticketmaster unveiled interactive maps integrated with Facebook.

“Fans can instantly share their live event plans by tagging themselves into their seats, enabling people on Facebook to see where they are sitting and which seats are available for purchase,” the company said.

 

Source: CNN.com

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