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Show Of Hands March 13th, 2015 12:48pm

If someone were exhaustively researching you online (social media posts, Google searches, etc.), would he/she be able to cobble together a fairly accurate reflection of your real-life personality?

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Christian1459 Cookin Trouble
03/16/15 8:17 am

No. They'd find a college football player for Illinios (probably former now).

lorraineruth Bozeman
03/15/15 12:02 am

Considering I post to Facebook like once a year and have no other social media (besides YouTube) I doubt it.

professorwho Madness and Genius
03/14/15 7:44 pm

I would be impressed by the level of insanity they'd have to be to want to be me specifically.

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ThePollTaker Straight up cold.
03/14/15 1:37 pm

I have nothing to hide, Internet safety pisses me off because they bag you to death about "personal posts"

Helm california
03/14/15 8:03 am

no, but only because she wouldn't be able to find me 😈

persuader
03/13/15 11:13 pm

It depends upon the source of the information. If the source is the press, no.

comma75 Illinois
03/13/15 9:19 pm

My name is John Miller. Fucking find me.

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NoRelation Arizona
03/13/15 9:14 pm

Nope. They'd find a girl who played college volleyball and think it was me

MrWalrus Undergrid
03/13/15 9:02 pm

Too many people think inside the box. Sting pretty much sums it up in this song. youtu.be/6ih6fNI72Sw

tidford My little piece of heaven
03/13/15 8:05 pm

99% of what someone could find would be found right here on SOH.

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inthehole
03/13/15 6:16 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words. How many pictures do you have?

lisalashe
03/13/15 5:48 pm

May find some work stuff but wouldn't find much. I usually use aliases on social media just to keep it that way

lisalashe
03/13/15 5:48 pm

May find some work stuff but wouldn't find much. I usually use aliases on social media just to keep it that way

handshown The Midwest West Coast
03/13/15 5:14 pm

People would think I was an ungloved hand.

mugendraco Alabama
03/13/15 4:11 pm

What I've done in life, yeah probably. My real personality, not a chance. My parents don't even know that.

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jimmythebass
03/13/15 3:24 pm

They will certainly find that I'm asocial

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 1:56 pm

Accurate, maybe, but far from comprehensive.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/13/15 1:48 pm

Maybe, if they stumbled across the few comments I've made here on SOH. Otherwise, they are probably looking at articles about a dozen or so German doctors, lawyers, and scientists with the same name. They ain't me.

pandalicious Illinois
03/13/15 1:25 pm

Theyd think i was a horny hypochondriac

biker4life Arizona
03/13/15 1:17 pm

No. I try not to leave a large digital footprint.

dudley northern Virginia woods
03/13/15 1:08 pm

My mother couldn't describe my real life personality.

spicysteve M14D SBS
03/13/15 12:00 pm

Yeah my twitter is accessible by Google I think

gonzoboy Arizona
03/13/15 12:00 pm

SoH is the MOST personal data I've ever submitted. Never online dated. I don't get into trouble (but STILL have fun!), so you won't find legal records on me. SoH is the ONLY time I post an image of myself. You'll not find ANY salacious 💩 on me!

sirLongStride
03/13/15 11:44 am

Nope. Nothing other than I'm a revolutionary minded agnostic with kids whom I love dearly...

..wait....

gsgrandpa
03/13/15 11:36 am

As long as they don't look at SOH.

Henry123 Connecticut
03/13/15 11:24 am

Facts about me? Yes. But my my personality

MrNewton washington
03/13/15 11:23 am

I don't have any social media accounts, so no.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
03/13/15 11:10 am

I have blogs and photo albums so yes

har1bon
03/13/15 11:01 am

There's actually a pretty hilarious youtube video where a guy finds people near him using social media, finds them, and then freaks them out by knowing all the intricate a details of their life. Absolutely hysterical.
youtu.be/5P_0s1TYpJU

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
03/13/15 10:59 am

If you looks at my SOH account and all the posts I've voted on - not even the comments - you would figure out what kind of person I am. Easily. Tony's got a lot of info on me. 😉

impetus ok who knows the way out
03/13/15 10:31 am

I have already done searches and they are inconclusive and very little data. I used to work for a collections agency and did what we call skip tracing which is tracing people online and other methods.

MarketSocialist
03/13/15 9:52 am

I hold a fake name

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bMyComrade Stumptown
03/13/15 9:39 am

It would only work if they friended me on all my accounts. But then yes

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
03/13/15 9:18 am

Yup. I used to think I could hide, but they can find everything now. It's best to hide in plain site.

Krystina Live and Let Live
03/13/15 8:49 am

They could definitely get an idea. One could do that just w/SOH, so there needn't be much cobbling going on. The big difference from my online to real life personality is probably that I'm more formal & serious in written mediums than in person.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
03/13/15 8:48 am

I've tried, out of curiosity. Just not enough info out there.

chickencookie
03/13/15 7:48 am

You can learn a lot about a person by books they read, music they buy, hobbies, clothing, what they did on vacation, sex clubs they belong to 🐓 - they know everything.

Wycliff Huntington Beach, CA
03/13/15 7:41 am

Absolutely, and if you think not, you're deceiving yourself.

typetype level 2 pretty
03/13/15 7:17 am

As long as they were mindful that the info they are seeing is "crap that's on the internet" and started from the beginning, memorizing some of my most cherished posts, then yeah, kinda sorta. 😘💻

lcrowhurst1 Stevensville, MD
03/13/15 7:06 am

SOH is the only social media site I use anymore. I guess I technically also have a Google+ account but I only use that for gmail and youtube.

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
03/13/15 7:00 am

Google Grinning Rometty and Marissa Mayer. CEOs collectively worth $445 million. Or check out the current Congressional makeup, most women ever.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
03/13/15 7:01 am

oops, wrong poll. Anyway, Google those women...

EarlyBird Portland
03/13/15 6:57 am

No, not at all. Nothing more than who I worked for and what I did. .

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/13/15 6:47 am

Probably, since you aid "fairly accurate."

theW0lf Leader of the Pack
03/13/15 6:45 am

Nope, I don't use social media or exploit myself online

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SticksandStones Proud Prude
03/13/15 6:40 am

They'd find nothing. The only thing I have is SoH and Instagram. Instagram is private, and they'd have a hard time finding much about me here, because too many of my posts relate to other subjects, not myself.

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SticksandStones Proud Prude
03/13/15 6:54 am

How...? I worded it badly, what I meant to say was my posts don't really reflect my personality, I try to be unbiased and neutral on here, when it comes to certain views. All they'd learn was I was religious and asexual. Not much of a personality.

SticksandStones Proud Prude
03/13/15 7:59 am

I don't see what there is to elaborate on. I'm asexual. I don't experience sexual attraction.

Shiptard Casterly Rock
03/13/15 8:13 am

Are you really old or unattractive?

SticksandStones Proud Prude
03/13/15 8:14 am

No...I'm 16 and I've had two girlfriends.

Shiptard Casterly Rock
03/13/15 8:16 am

You need to go to a strip club some time

SticksandStones Proud Prude
03/13/15 8:17 am

And you need to go to a gay bar, assuming you're straight. Honestly, some people are so stupid.

Shiptard Casterly Rock
03/13/15 8:24 am

I think I will go to a strip club today or tomorrow. It would be nice to get a trashy half-naked woman hanging all over me.
No gay bar this weekend, but maybe one day

EarlyBird Portland
03/13/15 8:25 am

Sticks, shiptard is the newest SoH troll. His comments to you are nothing more than an attempt to frazzle you. Ignore it.

SticksandStones Proud Prude
03/13/15 8:25 am

Whatever floats your (hormonal) boat.

SonofMetal Heavy Metal
03/13/15 6:30 am

I think it's ridiculous people use your social media in any way regarding your work.

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SonofMetal Heavy Metal
03/13/15 8:06 am

"This user is currently being ignored"

curtron basement of the Alamo
03/13/15 6:17 am

My favorite part of the article:

"Being popular online is like being popular in middle school: Congratulations, you're the king of the worst."

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