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    kind of interesting...


    http://youarewhatyoulike.com/

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    Your Facebook profile may be visible only to your friends, but your habit of clicking "like" may reveal far more than even the private parts of your profile, including your IQ and whether your parents are divorced, a new study shows.

    If you tell your Facebook friends you "like" artists such as Lady Gaga or brands such as Harley-Davidson, a surprising amount of information can be extracted from that, reveals a paper published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    "And you can extract it very accurately – you can get my gender, race, political views, religion, sexual orientation, personality, IQ and so on," said Michal Kosinski, a University of Cambridge researcher who led the study in an interview Monday.

    Kosinski noted that Facebook "likes" are public and visible to everyone by default, including Facebook, your internet service provider, your web browser, the government, and many smaller apps that you provided consent to – some of which may have the potential to misuse that information.

    Kosinski , his colleague David Stillwell, and Thore Graepal, lead researcher at Microsoft Research's Online Services and Advertising and Applied Games group, trained a computer using a group of 58,000 Facebook profiles provided by American volunteers and the 55,000 most popular "likes" on Facebook. Users had a median of 68 "likes."

    Following training, when provided with the "likes" of thousands of other volunteers, the computer predicted many of the traits with surprising accuracy. It was right:

    93 per cent of the time about whether the user was male or female.
    95 per cent of the time about whether the user was African-American or Caucasian.
    88 per cent of the time about whether a male user was homosexual or heterosexual.
    85 per cent of the time about whether they were Democrat or Republican.
    82 per cent of the time about whether they were Christian or Muslim.
    75 per cent of the time about how old the user was.
    Surprisingly, it was also able to predict, with much better accuracy than chance, traits such as:

    Whether the user smoked cigarettes (73 per cent).
    Whether the user's parents had split up by the time he or she was 21 (60 per cent).
    The user's intelligence, according to an IQ test (40 per cent).
    How open a user's personality is (43 per cent).
    The researchers have set up a site called youarewhatyoulike.com demonstrating the computer's ability to extract information based on a user's Facebook "likes."

    The study noted that many of the most predictive "likes" weren't obvious ones. For example, fewer than five per cent of users labelled as "gay" were connected with gay groups such as the "No H8 campaign." Instead, likes such as "Britney Spears" and "Desperate Housewives" were "moderately indicative of being gay."

    Meanwhile, the "likes" most correlated with high intelligence were thunderstorms, The Colbert Report, science and curly fries. While the study suggests that people should be aware of the impact of their Facebook "likes" on their privacy, Kosinski said that in some ways, the ability to extract information about likes can be used for users' benefit.

    For example, they may help businesses better tailor and personalize web services. The information may also provide a way for people such as human resources staff and researchers to predict personality traits easily and more cheaply than other methods.

    "They can be used and I'm sure they will be used for general improvement of the quality of our lives," Kosinski said. "It's just there are some risks that we have to take into consideration and protect ourselves from."

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    seems pretty accurate, for me at least. I wish it would show the other "traits" that are mentioned in the article though.

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    so you are kinda infj according to this bigfivey thing? cool.

    mine gave me intp + calm and relaxed answers. predictably enough.

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    Likes on your profile: 282
    Likes used in estimation: 144

    Openness: Liberal and artistic (rather than conservative and traditional)
    Conscientiousness: Spontaneous and flexible (versus well-organized)
    Extraversion: Shy and reserved (rather than outgoing and active)
    Agreeableness: Assertive and competitive (rather than warm, trusting and cooperative)
    Stability: Calm and relaxed (as opposed to stressed)

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    Likes on your profile: 230
    Likes used in estimation: 190

    Openness: Liberal and artistic (rather than conservative and traditional)
    Conscientiousness: Spontaneous and flexible (versus well-organized)
    Extroversion: Shy and reserved (rather than outgoing and active)
    Agreeableness: Warm, trusting, and cooperative (Rather than assertive and competitive)
    Stability: Emotional (as opposed to calm and relaxed)

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    Likes on your profile: 115
    Likes used in estimation: 57

    Openness: Liberal and artistic
    Conscientiousness: Spontaneous and flexible
    Extraversion: Shy and reserved
    Agreeableness: Assertive and competitive
    Stability: Emotional

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    I wonder what you have to like to not be shy and reserved...

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    Thing doesn't effin work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ʇəƃpıɯ ɔıuoıq View Post
    I wonder what you have to like to not be shy and reserved...
    ...Socionics and me.

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    Facebook likes are very predictive which is why everyone is trying to monetize Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkkmr View Post
    Facebook likes are very predictive which is why everyone is trying to monetize Facebook.
    Oh.

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    Openness: Liberal and artistic
    rather than conservative
    and traditional

    Conscientiousness: Well organized
    versus spontaneous and flexible

    Extraversion: Shy and reserved rather than outgoing and active

    Stability: Calm and relaxed as opposed to stress

    Agreeableness: Warm, trusting, and cooperative rather than assertive and competive

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    Same as @woofwoofl and @Aiss
    OPENNESS: Liberal and artistic (rather than conservative and traditional)
    CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: Spontaneous and flexible (versus well-organized)
    EXTRAVERSION: Shy and reserved (rather than outgoing and active)
    AGREEABLENESS: Assertive and competitive (rather than warm, trusting and cooperative)
    STABILITY: Calm and relaxed (as opposed to stressed)

    My results are sort of different than my usual Big 5 results.
    Agreeableness and Stability are opposite from usual.

    I wonder why it's different.
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    How is the movie Deliverance one of my most telling likes?

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    It listed LoTR as two different likes.

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    Openness: Liberal and artistic (rather than conservative and traditional)
    Conscientiousness: Spontaneous and flexible (versus well-organized)
    Extraversion: Shy and reserved (rather than outgoing and active)
    Agreeableness: Assertive and competitive (rather than warm, trusting and cooperative)
    Stability: Calm and relaxed (as opposed to stressed)
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    Most of the stuff was right but it said that I'm shy and reserved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquagraph View Post
    Most of the stuff was right but it said that I'm shy and reserved?
    I think likes aren't a good measurement of Shy/Reserved or there are clusterings which don't match up with this.

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    @hkkmr you posted twice in this thread and we still haven't seen what type your likes give you

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    Openness: Liberal and artistic (rather than conservative and traditional)
    Conscientiousness: Spontaneous and flexible (versus well-organized)
    Extraversion: Shy and reserved (rather than outgoing and active)
    Agreeableness: Assertive and competitive (rather than warm, trusting and cooperative)
    Stability: Calm and relaxed (as opposed to stressed)
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    Shy & Reserved is just FB whining that you don't post enough. A majorly threatening assessment in the Extraverted Land Of Social Carebears that is 'Murica.
    Reason is a whore.

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    ex·tro·vert
    n.
    1. A person who doesn't use facebook, who, instead, exists.
    ie. Tom, an extrovert, went motor biking on Friday then snowboarding on Saturday then to a bar to play pool with the special ed children. He is a republican and a democrat, a teacher and a student on life.

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