Everyone can know about your attitude just by analyzing your web activities

Each thing we read or write in the websites are constantly being monitored. One can know your attitude and behavior just by checking what you "like" and comment in others post. Even what you surf in the browsers are monitored. So this gives a general idea about a person without even looking at him.

It is now becoming a big question whether smart person uses smart phones or it is other way round? "Socializing" has now a different meaning. Before it was how you behave with the outside world, but now it is how you look in the socializing sites like Facebook, Twitter. In the yesteryear researchers and others, predict your behaviour by knowing how you approach the world. So you may think that you are safe now. One may not know what you really think. If you assume this, then you are really wrong. Now researchers have found a way to know the behaviour of a person who uses these socializing sites.

You may think and be quite surprised how this is possible? How can one predict one's behaviour without even looking at him or her?

The fact behind knowing your behaviour online is quite easy. You search and like what you love and what you want to know the best. Then surfing is all based on your behaviour, isn't it? For better understanding let me give you an example. When you love books of a particular author, you intend to search for it in the web. That means you love book reading and we can even predict the particular author you like and also the theme you want to read. This is a simple trick used by many sites like Google. YouTube to give you recommended channels and sites that you may wish to see. Sometimes when you don't want to see a video or a picture which involves violence or hate then it is quite easy to predict one's character.

Same thing is used by the socializing sites. If you still somewhat confused with this idea, let me explain this thing with help of Facebook. When you like someone's photo or status, Facebook notices your activities. When you log in again, Facebook tries to bring you the post which were either liked by that person or the post which was posted by the person (the person whose photo you liked or commented previously) in the news feed first. In this way your news feed is filed with the persons you like the most. This thing may be little absurd or you may not have noticed this before. A subtle thing to notice is that the person's post that you did not like for a while seems to disappear in a week or two. So now, you can answer the question, how does the Facebook know what we like and dislike from the news feed itself? It's only the way we "like" the post and comment on others post.

In the end you may all ask, how does this all stuff relate to our attitude or behavior?

So person of violence will definitely like the article or photo relating to some kind of violence, person who is a geek would have liked the pages which gives scientific knowledge, a religious person may have liked the pages which tells about temples, god and other such things. So we ourselves can analyse a person knowing what he "likes" and what he is like.

Researches proved the above fact. Researchers got a computer program's take on tens of thousands of volunteers' personalities based on their Facebook "likes" of posts, statuses, pages and photos. So first they analysed by the conventional means by asking some people and then the surfing way. Surfing way proved to be better and efficient. With data on at least 70 "likes," the computer bested friends' assessments of traits such as openness and neuroticism. With 150 "likes" it beat family, and with information on 300 "likes," it bested spouses.

So better be aware when you surf again. You are constantly being watched and your character and attitude is now globally known to all. They just need to analyse what you "like".

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Author: Timmappa Kamat26 Jan 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

It is true that our lives are not our lives anymore. With increased reliance on social networking and much higher dependence on Internet, all those Googles, Yahoos and a host of them are prying on our privacy. So our life is an open book now for the whole world to see.

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