The Hidden Dangers of a Status Update
When you scroll through your news feed on facebook, what do you see? Seemingly pointless status updates? "Just baked brownies","Can't wait to see the Hunger Games movie", or "Craving a diet coke". We all notice them, we all role our eyes but hardly anyone knows how these simple updates help advertisers profile you and decide exactly what suggestions and advertisements to bombard you with. But even this may seem harmless-even if a little ominous-but what people are putting online is preventing some from being hired or winning a case. Posting about a troubled relationship or going from "in a relationship" to "It's complicated" may bring up links to quizzes which pride themselves on being able to determine if you're being cheated on. Facebook may seem private but it is really just opening your personal life up for the world to analyze and target.