Leaving Personal Trails
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Head over to this SparkPeople link and read about what researchers and marketers can tell about you from your Google browsing history or your Facebook 'likes'.
If for some reason that doesn't link you to the article, the title of it is "Facebook 'Likes' Leave a Personal Trail, Study Warns:
Individual beliefs and even intelligence can be gathered by others, raising privacy concerns, researchers report" by Barbara Bronson Gray,
HealthDay Reporter, Monday, March 11 (HealthDay News).
I usually use Yahoo as my search engine, and those marketing ads at the side of my computer screen really annoy me sometimes. I took a trip to New Orleans months ago, and I'm still getting ads about hotels there.
There are so many ads on all the articles we read on SparkPeople, and I just accidentally clicked on one while reading that one. Wonder how many ads I'll start getting about footwear now?
And we should never forget: These blog entries that we're writing are out there on the Internet and can be easily found with a search engine. A couple of years ago I cited a quote in one of my blogs, saying that I was unsure of the author, and the author contacted me.
If any of you know of a privacy setting to make these SparkPeople blogs able to be seen only by SparkPeople members, please let me know!