posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 11:08 AM
I just had another occasion which got me thinking on this subject again and I remembered having written this thread. Does no one else think these
online quizzes can be an insidious method of mining the public for all kinds of personal information? I'm not suggesting that all of them are, just
that the potential is very real. Hell, if I wanted to mine the general public for personal data, this method would be at the top of my list.
If you've ever taken some of these personality quizzes, political views quizzes etc., think a moment about all of the very personal information you
may have offered about yourself. Would you offer any of that information to a complete stranger on the street? If not, why would you feel
comfortable offering it to a complete stranger on the web? It may be that you feel that you are annonymous but is there really even any such thing on
the web these days?