This morning, I received some invitations regarding an app that tells me that it allows me to monitor the Facebook users who are viewing my profile. This seems to be odd if you do know that there are tons of malicious app lurking on Facebook lately.
Unfortunately, this seems to be just another stupid app that was created and now gaining popularity on Facebook users.
The Stalking Issue Turned FeaturePrior to Facebook, a known social networking site known as Friendster had already applied this feature to their website on September 2005. This shows the people who have been visiting your profile and similarly friends or other Friendster users can see you if you stumble on their profile.
However, even if this feature is allowed on Friendster before, a user can then set his configurations to allow him to visit profiles anonymously. So the said feature that seems to be fun at start turned out to be more of online stalking.
Unfortunately, after Facebook users gone up, the said social networking site loses it's fame.
The Stalking Feature on FacebookFacebook refer this feature as a form of "Stalking". There might be hundreds of apps telling that the said feature can be enabled on Facebook, but unfortunately it is NOT! These are all just hoax and these apps might be another malicious software waiting for you to allow them access your data.
See this link
Facebook does not allow apps or any groups to track any profile (timeline) views or see statistics on how often each pages are being viewed.
If any of these apps claims to provide this functionality, Facebook requests you to report it to them as soon as possible.
The Hacker WayThough, I'm not closing any doors that this feature is "NOT POSSIBLE" at all. Programming wise, tracking is such a common word in the industry. With a proper algorithm, this is not far from impossible.
Now the question is, would you allow an unknown application to just browse on your online data even if the Facebook itself says that it is not allowed?