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?
No. They'd find a college football player for Illinios (probably former now).
Considering I post to Facebook like once a year and have no other social media (besides YouTube) I doubt it.
I would be impressed by the level of insanity they'd have to be to want to be me specifically.
I hope not.
I have nothing to hide, Internet safety pisses me off because they bag you to death about "personal posts"
Sure. Nothing to Hide Here.
no, but only because she wouldn't be able to find me 😈
It depends upon the source of the information. If the source is the press, no.
My name is John Miller. Fucking find me.
Nope. They'd find a girl who played college volleyball and think it was me
Too many people think inside the box. Sting pretty much sums it up in this song. youtu.be/6ih6fNI72Sw
99% of what someone could find would be found right here on SOH.
A picture is worth a thousand words. How many pictures do you have?
May find some work stuff but wouldn't find much. I usually use aliases on social media just to keep it that way
People would think I was an ungloved hand.
What I've done in life, yeah probably. My real personality, not a chance. My parents don't even know that.
They will certainly find that I'm asocial
Accurate, maybe, but far from comprehensive.
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.
What you see here is the real me.
Theyd think i was a horny hypochondriac
No. I try not to leave a large digital footprint.
My mother couldn't describe my real life personality.
Yeah my twitter is accessible by Google I think
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!
Nope. Nothing other than I'm a revolutionary minded agnostic with kids whom I love dearly...
As long as they don't look at SOH.
Facts about me? Yes. But my my personality
I don't have any social media accounts, so no.
I have blogs and photo albums so yes
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.
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. 😉
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.
I hold a fake name
It would only work if they friended me on all my accounts. But then yes
Yup. I used to think I could hide, but they can find everything now. It's best to hide in plain site.
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.
I've tried, out of curiosity. Just not enough info out there.
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.
Absolutely, and if you think not, you're deceiving yourself.
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. 😘💻
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.
Google Grinning Rometty and Marissa Mayer. CEOs collectively worth $445 million. Or check out the current Congressional makeup, most women ever.
oops, wrong poll. Anyway, Google those women...
No, not at all. Nothing more than who I worked for and what I did. .
Probably, since you aid "fairly accurate."
Nope, I don't use social media or exploit myself online
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.
That doesn't make any sense
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.
Asexual? Please, elaborate
I don't see what there is to elaborate on. I'm asexual. I don't experience sexual attraction.
Are you a senior citizen?
Are you really old or unattractive?
No...I'm 16 and I've had two girlfriends.
You need to go to a strip club some time
And you need to go to a gay bar, assuming you're straight. Honestly, some people are so stupid.
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
Sticks, shiptard is the newest SoH troll. His comments to you are nothing more than an attempt to frazzle you. Ignore it.
Whatever floats your (hormonal) boat.
Oh, my bad.
I think it's ridiculous people use your social media in any way regarding your work.
"This user is currently being ignored"
My favorite part of the article:
"Being popular online is like being popular in middle school: Congratulations, you're the king of the worst."