[Air-L] How does Facebook find friends?

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Fri Sep 24 05:49:20 PDT 2010

my guess is that it does a foaf tree of your domain, when you immediately join, but then uses other tools to build and make a foaf tree... a foaf tree is a network map of the relations of your Friends of a Friend, we already know that facebook uses friend of a friend analysis in its basic code and privacy structures, it is likely it uses it in this too.  

Jeremy Hunsinger
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Political Science
Virginia Tech

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