How Facebook Ranks Your Friends
Have you ever wondered how Facebook ranks your friends for you? The company keeps a score for everyone you interact with on the social network.
This affects the order of results when you start typing a name into the search box, the people that appear in your Friends pane when someone visits your profile, whose content shows up in your News Feed, and pretty much any list that displays who you interact with on the site. To put this in layman’s terms, Facebook tracks who you interact with or stalk, and vice versa.
As a result, Facebook users are often curious to know how the service ranks their friends. Many people have created tools to list these figures, and Arjun Sreedharan‘s is one of easiest to use.
You can check your friends’ rankings in just three steps:
fb rank This script shows you how Facebook ranks all your friends
As Sreedharan explains, the smaller the friend’s score, the higher the rank:
The score gives an indication of the length of the edge between you and the friend. I guess only facebook would know what it exactly means
In other words, unless you’re a Facebook engineer, this number is meaningless by itself. It is only useful when compared to your other friends and/or people who you interact with on Facebook.
Credit: The Next Web