[Air-L] How does Facebook find friends?

mama.nin at gmail.com mama.nin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 05:42:07 PDT 2010

It may have been that it initially scanned based on very basic information like last name and current city. First wave may have then included ppl like the mother and father. In subsequent algorithms it may have scanned those identified in first wave for shared friends- so it possibly identified the granduncle based on information like the mother and father (etc) have this shared friend, the granduncle. Hence, these ppl get suggested as possible friends in a shared network. 

Plus, FB is known for devious ways around accessing private information.

That's my educated, non-expert guess. 


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