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PUBLIC PRIVACY: Online resources

View this list of resources about privacy online and to find out what your profile could be telling others about you:

See your social media "personality" using sites such as  

Check this Facebook setting to make people acquaintances.

The following information was published by Digital Marketing Ramblings in an online article entitled "How Many People Use the Top Social Media, Apps & Services?"See full study from Digital Media Ramblings

  • Facebook: 1.11 billion users
  • Twitter: 500 million total users, more than 200 million active users

This information is from

  • People of different personalities like different things. For instance, people who like are on average liberal, while those who like NASCAR are typically traditional, according to the website. 
  • allows people to check the average personality profile of someone who follows any of the hundreds of thousands of likes that are stored in their database.
  • Obviously, your likes might not reflect your personality correctly and thus your score can be wrong! Remember - no test is 100 percent accurate.
  • They also run a real personality test on Facebook, which is used in actual scientific research, called My Personality. You might want to compare the results of that test with the results.
  • One Click Personality Test gauges your Facebook behavior.
    • There are no questions at all!
    • The test is difficult to fake, so people can't misrepresent themselves, according to the website.
      • To estimate your score, they first record your likes. Then they check what is the typical personality of the people who like each of the things that you like. Based on that, they estimate your profile by adding up the profiles of your likes. If most of the things you like are liked by liberal people (e.g. Quentin Tarantino) - it is quite likely that you are also liberal. 

A study shows that social media posts can affect your job. View study here.

Here are details from their website:  

  • More than two in five or 43 percent hiring managers who currently research candidates via social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate, up 9 percentage points from last year.
  • The nationwide survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder from Feb. 11 to March 6, and included more than 2,100 hiring managers and human resource professionals. The study found that 39 percent use social networking sites to research job candidates that's up from 37 percent last year.
  • Employers who took a candidate out of the running for a job after researching social media sites reported finding a variety of concerning content. Top mentions ranged from evidence of inappropriate behavior to information that contradicted their listed qualifications:
    • Candidate posted provocative/inappropriate photos/info – 50 percent
    • There was info about candidate drinking or using drugs – 48 percent
    • Candidate bad mouthed previous employer – 33 percent
    • Candidate had poor communication skills – 30 percent
    • Candidate made discriminatory comments related to race, gender, religion, etc. – 28 percent
    • Candidate lied about qualifications – 24 percent
  • Some employers also noted that they came across information on social media sites that made a candidate more attractive or solidified the decision to extend a job offer. Data show 19 percent of hiring said they found something that has caused them to hire a candidate – top mentions include:
    • Candidate conveyed a professional image – 57 percent
    • Got a good feel for candidate's personality – 50 percent
    • Candidate was well-rounded, showed a wide range of interests – 50 percent
    • Candidate's background information supported professional qualifications – 49 percent
    • Candidate was creative – 46 percent
    • Great communication skills – 43 percent
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