7 Signs Your 'Friend' Is a Facebook Stalker
If he's always the first to comment on your status, you might be in trouble...
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2011 11:48 AM CDT
He/she may be a stalker if...   (?jurvetson)

(Newser) – You know the signs of Facebook addiction and Facebook depression. Today's lesson: Facebook stalking. Specifically, how to tell if one of your so-called friends is, gasp!, actually stalking you. AllFacebook runs down the seven tell-tale signs:

  1. They occupy the No. 1 slot: AllFacebook calls this one a "dead giveaway." Go to your profile and check out who tops your list of friends. Typically, they should be the friends you interact with most, or have the most friends-overlap with. If a random person is near the top ... you might have a stalker.

  1. Constant comments: It's one thing for your family and BFFs to console you after a bad day or get excited about status updates like "OMG ONLY 2 more days til vacation!!!" But if you noticing someone you barely know always commenting ... you might have a stalker.
  2. Comments on your vacation photos—from last summer: There's sort of an unspoken time limit on when it's appropriate to leave comments on photos. If you start getting comments on photos from last year—or 2007—someone is spending too much time in your archives, and ... you might have a stalker.
Click for the complete list of Facebook stalking signs or check out 13 annoying Facebook habits.

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Jul 28, 2011 8:45 AM CDT
Great article, thanks for posting! It's crazy how acceptable facebook stalking has become! http://blog.hudsonhorizons.com/Article/Facebook-Stalking-The-Latest-Internet-Trend.htm
Apr 11, 2011 7:46 AM CDT
Why would this story be most popular on this site?
Apr 11, 2011 12:24 AM CDT
Regarding commenting on old photos. Facebook's recent feature of placing random photos and comments from your friends in the upper right column makes it logical for relatively old info to appear fresh and draw comments. There is even an "Oldie but goodie" comments section. So, whoever wrote this does not even understand how Facebook works. The person likely was not snooping around your old photos, but minding their own business when some info of yours showed up on their page.