Trakzor – Facebook profile tracker?

Trakzor

There’s a lot of confusion on Facebook currently around the new Trakzor Facebook app. Many people know Trakzor as the popular MySpace profile tracker, so it’s understandable why many people are finding the Trakzor Facebook app confusing.

Basically, Trakzor is not a true Facebook profile tracker. In order to be tracked as a vistor on someone’s profile page, you have to login to their “Trakzor page,” which means you have to have a Trakzor account as well. Check out what a Facebook customer support representative wrote in a discussion forum on the Trakzor application page:

Trakzor was not created by Facebook. Here are a few important things to know:

- Applications CANNOT track profile visits for users who simply go to another person’s profile; Facebook has made this technically impossible.

- In order to be tracked by this application, you need to click on a Trakzor link in another user’s profile, login to Trakzor, and agree to be tracked. If you do not do this, the other user will not know that you viewed their profile.

- Adding this application is purely optional. If you do not want to participate, please do not add the application to your account.

Well, that should clear everything up. While profile tracking is an extremely popular feature on MySpace, it’s not coming to Facebook anytime soon. I think that’s a good thing for the sense of privacy that exists within the Facebook user community.

Update: Trakzor must be getting a lot of privacy complaints. They’ve added this message to the top of the Trakzor Facebook application page:

YOU WILL NOT BE TRACKED EVERYWHERE YOU GO, WHETHER YOU HAVE TRAKZOR OR NOT. AND YOU WILL NOT BE TRACKED AUTOMATICALLY ON FACEBOOK PROFILES THAT HAVE TRAKZOR. BEFORE YOU DECLARE TRAKZOR A VIOLATION OF PRIVACY, PLEASE READ HOW IT ACTUALLY WORKS.

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13 Responses to “Trakzor – Facebook profile tracker?”

  1. Ryan Hobley says:

    Have you tried to market trakzor? If so how? Where?

  2. Ryan Hobley says:

    You should hire college kids to help promote Trakzor. I have a few ideas in mind.

  3. mimi says:

    yup

  4. just wondering says:

    can u use trakzor on myspace to see the people who visit you without them having to have it? and can people tell of you have the app when they visit your profile?

  5. sandra says:

    if someone has trakzor and i visit their myspace page, are they able to know i have visited even thought i am not a myspace user? as in i dont have myspace at all!

  6. Inside Facebook » Facebook’s News Feed Knows What You Did Last Summer says:

    [...] the site (and says it never will). In addition, Facebook has not allowed third party applications (like Trakzor) to log or display this information either (this is possible on MySpace). However, there were [...]

  7. Alisa says:

    Thanks for the insightful article. My friend was telling me about Trakzor, but she didn’t describe what it did accurately. So, thanks for clearing up the confusion.

  8. Kim Tracy says:

    You might not be able to track people who view your page but you can view any page with the Facebook Private Profile Viewer

  9. Molly Bond says:

    Does it really work..

  10. chris says:

    I cant find the Trakzor application on facebook. Is it still available?

  11. facebook stalker application says:

    Ive got a question about this stalker tracker thing, if I accept it and see who my top friends are, does it send out a notification to these people saying? Because I don’t want those people to know that they are the top friends who interact with me the most.

  12. Yammy says:

    You can still view private facebook profiles try: http://profileunlock.com

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