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Keep Track Of Who Facebook Thinks You Know With This Nifty Tool

Facebook is constantly watching you. Now, you can watch Facebook back. Gizmodo Media Group’s Special Projects Desk is releasing a tool for people who want to study the friend recommendations Facebook chooses to give them. It’s called the “People You May Know Inspector.” To use the tool: Read More >>

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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Manchester,” and they say, “Oh, I have a grandparent in Manchester,” and they tell you where they live and their name, and you may or may not recognise them. Read More >>

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People at Facebook Don’t Know How Facebook Works

Facebook is a vast and bewildering operation, working with visible and invisible data streams via opaque algorithms on a scale larger than humans can readily comprehend. Many of us have been baffled, for example, by the social network’s ability to figure out who we know in real life, as reflected by the suggestions that pop up in its “People You May Know” box. Read More >>