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OK, Facebook is officially creeping me out

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by deskslave, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I logged on today, and had a new friend recommendation. Some of you may know him, a certain Lucas Wiseman.

    Here's the thing: I don't have any friends in common with our evil friendly overlord. Not one.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Did you take the recommendation?
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I was recommended to become friends with someone with the exact same name as me whom I don't know.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Yeah, I've had Webby pop up once. I think it's a question of you're friends with certain people, they're all friends with other certain people, so the computer is following the algorithm to a conclusion that you might also know some of their friends.
  5. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    You might be in the same networks, went to the same school, live in the same neighborhood. FB has several methods with which it uses to recommend friends.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It needs to account for the fact that knowing me is negatively correlated with being my friend.
  7. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I think it has more to do with email addresses.

    I got an invite too, and there's nothing we have in common network-wise.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Facebook is now suggesting Jonah Goldberg as a friend for me.

    I shit you not.
  9. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    kevin bacon knows the answer
  10. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    It hasn't suggested me as a friend, has it? Because then, you know, I'd have to ground you more than I already do. ;)
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    It actually suggested we become BFF.
  12. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    That's only because the All-Knowing, All-Seeing Facebook figured out we're Twins fans.
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