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A covert method of investigation using facebook.com. Good for discovering a wealth of information about people you don't actually know.
person 1: Did you go to the _________ party last night?
person 2: No, but I was routinely facebook stalking (insert name of person you have never actually spoken to but have frequently visited his/her facebook profile)'s photos and saw pictures from it. It looked fetch.
by Jenny19 December 27, 2005
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Facebook Stalking, like regular stalking, allows the stalker to secretly gather information about the person they are interested in; the stalkee if you will. Unlike regular stalking, Facebook Stalking is less likely to have an illegal component and is generally accepted by it's voyeuristic victims. The argument being, that if you didn't want others to know about your life, you wouldn't post it all over the internet.
Person 1: Do you have a crush on Billy?

Person 2: I'm not sure yet, I need to go home and do some Facebook Stalking first.
by Jenny Caruso December 15, 2008
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Looking at someones facebook profile and reading their recent news and wall posts. Monitoring another person's facebook life
I am facebook stalking you right now
by ByRd December 11, 2007
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When an individual (male or female) scours another individual's profile, frequently checks their status updates, or reads their wall posts to and from other people. This is usually done either because the individual wants to know as much as possible about the individual whose profile they are reading, or they're bored and haven't looked at that person's profile yet after they've gained them as a friend on facebook. Some people admit to it, other's deny they have been doing it, even when caught in the act.
Joe: "Dude what are you doing?"
Mike: *Looks up from ex-girlfriend's profile, whom he is facebook stalking* "Nothing."
Joe: *Sees ex-girlfriend's profile page* "Quit facebook stalking that chick and come play Xbox"
Mike: "I wasn't facebook stalking her!"
by Wordie69 July 29, 2009
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Facebook Stalking consists of monitoring Facebook activities of Facebook users.

Like regular (cyber)stalking, Facebook stalking allows the stalker to secretly gather information about the stalkee but, unlike regular (cyber)stalking, Facebook Stalking is not illegal as - in this case - is the stalkee that freely and spontaneously posts information on Facebook (or online) about themselves.
Posting contents on Facebook (or anywhere online) makes that content public.

Facebook stalking is generally accepted by the voyeuristic victims but sometimes they complain being *stalked*. This shows either ignorance in the use of these new media platforms (and in the law) or eagerness to accuse their next of the very same evil they ask for.
In addition, being a Facebook user stalked for real or not, they cannot know it, according to strict Facebook rules which prevent them to know who visited their profile.
Guy A: You know dude, my ex is Facebook stalking me!
Guy B: And how do you know it?
Guy A: I don't: it's just my gut feeling...
Guy B: Get over it, dude!
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Creeping on someone's facebook profile. Usually someone that you never speak to, only hear about and see in the hallways. Facebook stalking usually requires having set rounds, or in other words certain profiles that you like to visit each day. You read everything on the new's feed avidly. If someone's status is dramatic, you quickly click over to their page to see if you can find the cause. Changed relationship statuses bring you joy. Somehow a quick trip onto facebook turns into a three hour stalk fest of people that you only distantly know.
Hey, did you do your homework last night?
No, I was too busy facebook stalking.
by Steven Waterdog the Third March 22, 2010
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A euphemism for finding out about a person on their Facebook page so as not to need to ask for all the mundane details (hobbies, favorite quotes, marriage status) so conversations can go straight to arguing over the relative merits of Shadow of the Hegemon vs. Xenocide
I thought she looked pretty cute, but after Facebook Stalking her I found out she thinks Children of the Mind is the best Ender novel!
by ELProphet September 18, 2009
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