Take a moment to open your Facebook browser and look at the side-bar ads. How well do the advertisers know you?
Well, they knew I was looking at flights last week, that I order groceries online, and that I gazed at shoes but thought of my budget instead.
This may seem harmless, but new reports suggest the social media giant wants to know a little bit more about you than your name, age and email.
Ninety five more things, to be precise.
The Washington Post has released 98 personal data points Facebook allegedly wants to know or does know about you.
Most of them are pretty standard but there are a few curlers that have us tilting our heads and going: “What…?”
1. Square footage of home.
2. Whether you’re friends with someone who has an anniversary, is newly married or engaged, recently moved, or has an upcoming birthday.
3. The year your home was built
4. If you’re in a long-distance relationship
5. What kind of “mother” you are (soccer, stay at home, etc).
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6. Whether you own a motorcycle
7. How many employees your company has.
8. Whether you are a ‘heavy’ buyer of beer, wine or spirits
9. The types of restaurants you eat at
10. The type of holiday you enjoy