Friday, July 20, 2012

Infographic: What social networks know about you

Mashable has a nice, big infographic about "What Social Networks Know About You". I haven't had a chance to really dig into it, but what's probably most remarkable is that only one (Pandora) shares any of your information with marketers or outside organizations (other than when required by law, presumably).

Many people, when they see an ad on a social network assume, wrongly, that their info has been shared with the company whose products are being advertised. That's generally not the case at all.

Check it out: See: Here's What Social Networks Know About You.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to you but this infographic is pretty meaningless. The only indication of their "source data" are the websites themselves so it's probably made by "reading" the privacy policies which absolutely do not spell out exactly how the data is being used. To suggest that "only Pandora" is selling data to marketers is ridiculous. The painful truth is that only certain executives and sales people within these companies really probably know the full extent of the usage and sale of certain data. To suggest otherwise offers a false sense of security.