1st spring 00:50 06 Aug 2010

I have a new name and email address. as I only look at Facebook not participate.

How come with a name such as cycle they come up with names that could be my friends. Names and faces that I do know but have not contacted in the past on my PC never mind facebook?

  Acx 07:42 06 Aug 2010

Cookies on your computer are probably the first way (amongst others) that they use to track you, a cookie will remember who's pages you have looked at (and therefore who your friends are most likely to be). A bit like Amazon who can show you your recently viewed history days later, even though you didn't log in.
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If you have logged in to Facebook in then it’s even easier for them to keep track of what you do.
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  puddylump 12:49 06 Aug 2010

Perhaps they are friends of people you have already added as friends on Facebook. These are called Mutual Friends so that's maybe why you're getting suggestions.

  tullie 19:07 06 Aug 2010

If you have friends on Facebook,they will have friends who also have friends,who also have friends etc etc,so it leads back to you.

  1st spring 20:49 06 Aug 2010

Thank you I will put it down to cookies

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