Facebook has never revealed the exact formula it uses to determine who your best friends are—and of course, it's changed over time.
But hacker Jacob Mulligan has found a way to figure out who Facebook thinks you're closest to.
As Mulligan writes, Facebook likely does this by analyzing recent social actions, like writing on a friend's Timeline, or liking a friend's post or photo.
Here's how to see the list and get some insight are:
- Go to your profile, right-click anywhere on the page, and hit "View Page Source."
- Use the keyboard shortcut Cmd + F to search the HTML source code for " OrderedFriendsListInitialData"
- Highlight and copy all of the numbers after the first quotation mark and before the last one.
- Paste those numbers into the text box at Mulligan's page about the list to see your prioritzed list of friends on Facebook.
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