As of yesterday, when you visit group pages on Facebook, you can see which group members have viewed each post — which seems easy enough to avoid. (Don’t stalk people via group pages.)
From Facebook’s blog:
“Starting today when you visit a group, you can view who’s seen each post. This way you can stay updated on the group’s activity. For example, in your soccer group you can post the new practice time and then see who got the update.”
That seems to be more detrimental than not, if you ask me. How are we supposed to oogle over cute people we are secretly obsessed with or check out our exes’ new girlfriends? I honestly don’t want people to know where I’ve been on Facebook, and I honestly don’t care where other people have been, either. I can just hear the future of annoying people now: “And I saw that he clicked on her thing 40 times but mine only 20 so what does that mean?”
But somehow I don’t think the Facebook fun will end there. Surely there will be more to come. Surely this will not be the last of Facebook activity tracking.