Who’s Stalking You on Facebook?

Who’s Stalking You on Facebook?


Thanks to a fun Friday night nerd session with some colleagues, I recently learned how to find out who my top Facebook stalkers are. Don’t try to pretend like you’ve never been curious about who’s looking at your Facebook profile? Do you wonder if your ex still checks up on you or if the person you’ve secretly had a crush on for the last year is equally curious about you? Well search no further (at least for now). Thanks to an unnamed source (brilliant guy!), I’ve discovered how to see exactly who is interacting with your page the most… But before I reveal the secret, all I ask is that you +1 this page or tweet the link to this article (don’t share on Facebook…I don’t want them to fix the vulnerability in their code).


1. Sign into your Facebook account from Chrome.

2. Go to your profile page and select View > Developer > View Source

3.  Once the tab with the html source code has popped up, search for “ordered_”. From there you will see a list of numbers. This is an ordered list of people that view your page, your messages, and engage with you the most on Facebook.4. To find out who each person is, type”http://facebook.com/paste-number-here” into your browser URL. For example, if the first number is “649805976” then type this into the URL >> http://facebook.com/649805976.

This reveals the person who looks at your page or your content the most. Here’s what I found so far from the sample of people that we’ve tested this with. If you are already in a relationship, chances are that your stalkers are the people that you love the most…your spouse, your siblings, your BFF’s….but if you’re single… watch out…you might be surprised by who’s spending their time gazing at you online.

Good luck…and next time think twice about stalking your ex 😉

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  1. Lori Weston
    Lori Weston 14 March, 2013, 09:07

    I was wondering about the who is stalking you on facebook. Does it only show people that are your friends? Or would it show anyone that looks at your profile? Thanks Lori

  2. dave
    dave 14 March, 2013, 09:22

    Can someone provide evidence that this list is in order of most visited? I have doubts.

  3. Rita Baumeister
    Rita Baumeister 14 March, 2013, 09:25

    I have been trying to find out this fb stalking thing. I can’t find where to look for your instructions. I’ve gotten as far getting to my profile but don’t know where to look for the next step ( view ). Can you help with this?

  4. Coleen
    Coleen 14 March, 2013, 09:27

    so i ‘nerded’ out and tried out the stalkers list on fb, FYI on mine it didn’t show up as ‘ordered’ on mine i got “InitialChatFriendsList”

  5. dave
    dave 14 March, 2013, 09:27

    okay, from a Facebook spokesperson: “It is the initial order of friends displayed on the right hand side chat bar when the page is loaded. We rank this list based on who you are most likely to message; we determine the order of friends based on a number of factors.”

    this is not a list of stalkers

  6. David D Hull
    David D Hull 14 March, 2013, 09:44

    Saw you on global this morning. Tried the welcome to my timeline stalker but had difficulty finding the ordered list. Tried some appropriate looking numbers and came back with page not found

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  8. Jay Jay
    Jay Jay 22 April, 2013, 09:26

    Thats not necessarily the case because if you add people to the close friends list, they move up in ranking. Try it with one friend. Make him/her the only close friend and they will be first in the view source listing

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  12. LOL
    LOL 3 May, 2013, 09:33

    It’s just the order from the chatbox (right on your screen)

  13. Rick
    Rick 5 May, 2013, 22:30

    I find it somewhat creepy that my own sister is the one ‘stalking me’ via fb…

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  17. Laura
    Laura 25 May, 2013, 09:29

    I have used the chrome method of your “Who’s stalking you on Facebook?”
    But now I have noticed that Facebook has changed the format of it. If you try your method as of now, it will show up the profile ID # along with a “-” then a number.
    My questions is, is there another way to figure out who is stalking you on facebook since they changed it?

  18. lou
    lou 2 June, 2013, 06:08

    hi , just wondering have facebook changed the structure of the source code
    because all i can find is the order of people in my chat box
    ty 🙂

  19. Maria
    Maria 10 June, 2013, 02:08

    You pose an interesting qeoutisn about the right way to tell this story. Should the readers receive clues along the way that Miranda is going to become a mess but turn out okay in the end (as I’ve done here)? Would you be more inclined to keep reading either way? Just wonderin’ Prayers for your sister. I know it isn’t easy.

  20. Dominic Mortlock
    Dominic Mortlock 25 June, 2013, 03:13

    Hate to spoil this for you, but it is actually the code for the facebook chat thing on the right. The people you talk to most would be at the top of the list in the same order as you would see it on facebook chat.

  21. jimjim
    jimjim 10 July, 2013, 10:15

    Actually it just shows the last people you messaged with in that order.

    • Marta
      Marta 10 October, 2013, 04:29

      Not really. As written above it shows who “view your page, your messages, and engage with you the most on Facebook.” F.eks. if you have been talking alot to one person lately, then he/she will probably be the first on your list. The people that comment and view the most of what you post on your page, and the ones you talk with the most, those will be the ones that are first on your list.

  22. Someone
    Someone 11 July, 2013, 00:43

    I’m in trouble now

  23. Steve
    Steve 28 July, 2013, 05:23

    Cant find view from profile page

  24. Mark
    Mark 29 July, 2013, 23:19

    Just tried to run this as proposed; are you sure this is right? The HTML string preceding it references “InitialChatFriendsList” and I’m pretty certain the numbers are then listed in order of when you last chatted to the person (i.e. the first number is the person I chatted to immediately before refreshing the profile, the second is the previous person I chatted to, etc etc etc).

    It seems to be calculated in order of when you spoke with them during the day?

    Either that, or its awkwardly coincidental that the people I’ve sent messages to (even where those messages haven’t been read) are also the ones who ‘view my page most frequently’ (as you allege).

    This could, admittedly, also be a foible of PC coding, since you seem to be running an apple page (and also, vis-a-vis PC, you just right click and hit ‘view source’).

    Anyway – them’s my two cents.

    • TechLinz
      TechLinz 7 August, 2013, 10:04

      Hi Mark and Steve,

      Just a quick note to say thanks for your comments. My bad for taking so long to reply!

  25. Evelyn
    Evelyn 12 September, 2013, 13:21

    I did that thing where you could see who was stalking you on facebook but some numbers didn’t have aby results….what does that mean…..I was able to link a set of numbers to a friend on my list but if i put those numbers in the search bar it had no results

  26. anny
    anny 1 October, 2013, 18:02

    It doesn’t work now. tried so many times 🙁

  27. tony
    tony 7 November, 2013, 18:09

    actually, since i have been doing this for a month and checking with my friend’s activity (as in asking them) and my own, it most certainly is NOT merely an chat list of who I talk to or interact with. First: i don’t that much. Second, most the people in the top all make sense, and the others make sense in other ways. third, a person who is a colleague who deactivated their account but logs in and and re-deactivates, shows up on my top ten most of the time even though we don’t otherwise talk much and, since she is deactivated and never activated for more than a few minutes, that she is on the list even though, again, we never interacted much, kinda makes a point. i believe it is a complicated algorithm weighing different interactions (likes, pages views, comments, chat attempts, etc). so, it is valuable… to a point. but also really overwhelming.

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