Phantom Mutual Friend on Facebook?
June 3, 2011 8:11 PM Subscribe
When I search for some people on Facebook, the search results note that we have "one mutual friend" but when I got to the profile page, no one is listed (either on the right or in the list of friends). What's going on?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am friends with Amy but I cannot see her friend list. When I search for people she is friends with (but I am not), I get a mix of responses. Some people's profile pages link Amy as a mutual friend, but other people's pages do not; however, when I search for the latter, the search yields "one mutual friend." It's just that when I click on the profile page no mutual friend is listed.
As an FYI, I was under the impression that Amy was no longer friends with the latter-i.e., those people that are coming up with the mysterious mutual friend.
What's going on?
Please spare me the "think-about-what-you're-doing" comments. I just want to understand the mechanics of this.