posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 11:51 PM
I saw the video on the erroneous Victoria Soto Facebook page. It raised a couple of questions for me.
So, I did something that I think you might find interesting.
When you go to the 15th December page you have the following link:
It shows that it was created on 15th December.
Now, do the following:
In the address bar, replace the digits at the end of the URL with the ORIGINAL digits from the 10th December page: "448389438554831". So that's
everything AFTER: "https://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Victoria-Soto/"
On my computer it takes me automatically back to my news feed. I was a little surprised by this, so I tried something else.
I hit back to reload the original page, and changed one of the digits in the 15th December URL for something random (I changed the last '8' for a
'9'). I immediately get a message saying:
"Sorry, this Profile is currently unavailable.
Sorry, this profile is not available at the moment. Please try again shortly."
I thought this was a fluke so I closed the browser, reloaded the original page and inserted another random digit. I go the same "profile
So I then tried to put the 10th December URL in, and was immediately redirected to my news feed.
This is highly irregular. As far as I am aware Facebook isn't setup to redirect back to the news feed when it encounters missing profiles, it should
report that the page or profile is missing or not found.
Give it a try: in Facebook at the end of the URL type in "https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei". It will send you to the page of a famous actor.
Replace the name of the actor with "georgistollin", and you'll see "page not found", as you should expect.
I thought that this MUST be a problem on my computer, where I browse using FireFox, so I dragged the laptop out, and loaded Internet Explorer (playing
Devils Advocate here). I got exactly the same results.
Does anyone know exactly how FaceBook links and URL's work? Is this normal?
I'll leave it to you to decide.