How to Totally Freak People Out Simply With the Info They Share in Social Media

Ahhh this is super relevant to what we talked about today! This comedian looks at social media sites and freaks people out by approaching them and telling them how much information he knows about them just from what they’ve posted.

It really freaks people out, which is funny because they obviously posted the information themselves… somewhere. 

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/how-totally-freak-people-out-simply-info-they-share-social-media-153963

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4 Responses to How to Totally Freak People Out Simply With the Info They Share in Social Media

  1. This is really great! It shows the real disconnect between people abstractly knowing that they share a lot of information, and a very concrete case of someone using it for some unexpected purpose.

  2. samanthaoppenheim says:

    I just came across a new app that is super relevant to this discussion. The app, called ‘What Would I Say?,’ produces Facebook statuses for users based solely upon their past posts. Although the app’s creators proclaim that users’ information is accessed solely during the computation process and is not stored in databases or used for other purposes, it still serves as a frightening reminder that once we post personal information online, it is stored for forever and can be accessed for a variety of purposes.

  3. daniellemarshall92 says:

    I thought this article/video was really funny. People don’t realize that when they are posting information about themselves and their location that complete strangers can read the information. This story proves why it is important to be aware of your privacy settings on social media sites

  4. lauraroseeliza says:

    This is great. I think there is a very thin line when it comes to respecting people’s privacy online. However, I do believe that in this day and age, people should know that everything they post online is never 100% private. The whole point of social media is to share, right?

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