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2014-04-23 09:53:10 AM
I can not wait for this game. Gonna be a good one.

/i hope
 
2014-04-23 10:16:00 AM
"This application would like to access your personal data.  Do you accept?"
"Meh, sure"
"OMFG, look at all this personal data you have just free and roaming around the Internet, lol noob."

/ "We know what you're worth!  Occupation: Senior Software Engineer.  Annual Salary: $19,361 - $25,170".  Um, nobody tell my boss about this, please?
 
2014-04-23 10:19:12 AM
Well it was good to know that my password isn't very hackable. But it got a lot wrong.
 
2014-04-23 10:24:23 AM

serial_crusher: "This application would like to access your personal data.  Do you accept?"
"Meh, sure"
"OMFG, look at all this personal data you have just free and roaming around the Internet, lol noob."


Yeah, I'm also rather curious about how that makes sense.
 
2014-04-23 11:12:45 AM
Everything? Then why does FB plead with me once-a-month to tell it what city I live in?
 
2014-04-23 11:16:45 AM
Your Commonly Used Words:
Damn
Awesome
Need
Dead
Kill
 
2014-04-23 11:18:19 AM
About what I expected. I don't generally use facespace, and even then, I almost never post. According to this thing, there's a lot of insufficient data about me.
 
2014-04-23 11:20:29 AM
Wow.  This phone application reminded me of the troubling times that we live in.  I can't wait to get the pressing issues of the world off my head when I immerse myself in the world of Watch Dogs™, from the makers of Beyond Good and Evil 2™ and Far Cry 4: You Play As The Crocodile™.  Join Edward Smartphone™ and Eddy the Smartphone™ as you perform mundane, scripted tasks in a world bound to the technological limitations of game consoles.  Wow.  I can't wait to pay for downloadable content in the world of Watch Dogs™.
 
2014-04-23 11:20:44 AM
My commonly used words:

10. Chump
9. Chumpette
8. Yours
7. Up
6. Pimpmobile
5. Bite
4. My
3. Shiny
2. Daffodil
1. Ass
 
2014-04-23 11:20:58 AM
Insufficient data.  Remake that site to mine and analyze Fark posts/profiles - that'd be interesting.
 
2014-04-23 11:21:16 AM
Well, it can glean all of the information you give fb, true or false that it may be.
Also, befriending every person on the planet with the exact same name as me is good for a laugh when you run this.
We post on each others' feeds.
 
2014-04-23 11:24:00 AM

Mike_LowELL: Wow.  This phone application reminded me of the troubling times that we live in.  I can't wait to get the pressing issues of the world off my head when I immerse myself in the world of Watch Dogs™, from the makers of Beyond Good and Evil 2™ and Far Cry 4: You Play As The Crocodile™.  Join Edward Smartphone™ and Eddy the Smartphone™ as you perform mundane, scripted tasks in a world bound to the technological limitations of game consoles.  Wow.  I can't wait to pay for downloadable content in the world of Watch Dogs™.


you have my sincere sympathies regarding the unknown individual that defecated into your morning repast of sugar coated  harvested  grains and bovine breast secretions.
 
2014-04-23 11:26:11 AM
I've actually been using Facebook a decent amount recently.

I think the only thing it managed to do was take my job title and give me the national salary range. Almost everything else was insufficient data.
 
2014-04-23 11:37:05 AM

Obbi: I've actually been using Facebook a decent amount recently.

I think the only thing it managed to do was take my job title and give me the national salary range. Almost everything else was insufficient data.


Given that my occupation is given on Facebook as "Wilford Brimley's mustache waxer", I wonder what they'll tell me the average salary is.
 
2014-04-23 11:39:55 AM
Wellon Dowd

Everything? Then why does FB plead with me once-a-month to tell it what city I live in?


FB just wants to make sure you are getting the most out of FB. Their may be friends you have yet to connect with in your area, you know because FB is all about you.
 
2014-04-23 11:42:21 AM

Wellon Dowd: Everything? Then why does FB plead with me once-a-month to tell it what city I live in?


yeah for somereason i live in a totally different state/city
nice
 
2014-04-23 11:43:19 AM

vudukungfu: Well, it can glean all of the information you give fb, true or false that it may be.
Also, befriending every person on the planet with the exact same name as me is good for a laugh when you run this.
We post on each others' feeds.


There are three people in the United States with my name (including me). One of the other two now lives in the same city I lived in for 15 years, and has a nearly identical job as mine in the 90's. He sought me out after a couple years of people thinking he was me.

It's mildly amusing to fark with people on facebook when they confuse us. He wrote a letter of recommendation for an ex-employee of mine that I didn't particularly like. Got back "do you even REMEMBER me?"

/third guy is a gay "masseuse" in Florida
 
2014-04-23 11:44:49 AM
Dr Dreidel: Given that my occupation is given on Facebook as "Wilford Brimley's mustache waxer", I wonder what they'll tell me the average salary is.

Most people will pay to get the opportunity to wax the Wilford.
 
2014-04-23 11:45:25 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: FB just wants to make sure you are getting the most out of FB. Their may be friends you have yet to connect with in your area, you know because FB is all about you.


It's all about the user experience. The user experience and sorting by Top Stories even though I change it to Most Recent every time.
 
2014-04-23 11:49:43 AM
neurotic
Heightened Level of Anxiety
You exhibit extreme levels of self-absorption and insecurity and can be easily threatened.


 See also: Liter
 
2014-04-23 11:53:19 AM
Hey! These guys find out that I lie a lot to Facebook, and don't give it my geo location.  That's pretty good.
 
2014-04-23 11:55:05 AM

mediablitz: vudukungfu: Well, it can glean all of the information you give fb, true or false that it may be.
Also, befriending every person on the planet with the exact same name as me is good for a laugh when you run this.
We post on each others' feeds.

There are three people in the United States with my name (including me). One of the other two now lives in the same city I lived in for 15 years, and has a nearly identical job as mine in the 90's. He sought me out after a couple years of people thinking he was me.

It's mildly amusing to fark with people on facebook when they confuse us. He wrote a letter of recommendation for an ex-employee of mine that I didn't particularly like. Got back "do you even REMEMBER me?"

/third guy is a gay "masseuse" in Florida


Let's be honest...  You're the gay masseuse, right?
 
2014-04-23 12:01:16 PM
A viral marketing campaign. (Click the lower right).  Nifty.

//Buy my product
//Seems pretty neat, though
//Am I real?
 
2014-04-23 12:08:52 PM

vudukungfu: Well, it can glean all of the information you give fb, true or false that it may be.
Also, befriending every person on the planet with the exact same name as me is good for a laugh when you run this.
We post on each others' feeds.


I'm a 50+ white guy and share a name with a third tier rapper.  We're friends on FB and have had some cool discussions.
 
2014-04-23 12:08:56 PM

Dr Dreidel: Obbi: I've actually been using Facebook a decent amount recently.

I think the only thing it managed to do was take my job title and give me the national salary range. Almost everything else was insufficient data.

Given that my occupation is given on Facebook as "Wilford Brimley's mustache waxer", I wonder what they'll tell me the average salary is.


Can't be all that high.  I heard your last performance review was abysmal.
 
2014-04-23 12:10:37 PM
This is mine:

We could not log you in: You can't log in to this app because you do not meet this app's requirements for country, age or other criteria.

Accessing it from Costa Rica but last I checked I am still American
 
2014-04-23 12:12:58 PM

Altair: This is mine:

We could not log you in: You can't log in to this app because you do not meet this app's requirements for country, age or other criteria.

Accessing it from Costa Rica but last I checked I am still American


Maybe if you were accessing from Costa America, terrorist
 
2014-04-23 12:15:36 PM
What is said about me:

Volatile
APPROACH WITH EXTREME CAUTION
You display unstable temperament and threaten to react with violence when provoked.
 
2014-04-23 12:18:17 PM
Facebook let me have multiple accounts, one with a fake identity, the 'real' identity has a fake employer, but I can't enter a fake city for my current hometown?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-04-23 12:20:20 PM

palelizard: Dr Dreidel: Obbi: I've actually been using Facebook a decent amount recently.

I think the only thing it managed to do was take my job title and give me the national salary range. Almost everything else was insufficient data.

Given that my occupation is given on Facebook as "Wilford Brimley's mustache waxer", I wonder what they'll tell me the average salary is.

Can't be all that high.  I heard your last performance review was abysmal.


$69,032 - $89,741 is the range they give, which is slightly above where I am now (in my real job, not my dream job).

Most commonly used words:
-feel
-kill
-bastard
-crap
-funk

// jam a bastard in it, you crap!
 
2014-04-23 12:25:14 PM

Muta: What is said about me:

Volatile
APPROACH WITH EXTREME CAUTION
You display unstable temperament and threaten to react with violence when provoked.


Ditto.  Although to be fair, I display unstable temperament and threaten to react with violence when provoked.
 
2014-04-23 12:25:58 PM

Theaetetus: Let's be honest... You're the gay masseuse, right?


That's my band name
NTTAWWT
 
2014-04-23 12:35:50 PM
It just sits at 0% for me.
 
2014-04-23 12:39:42 PM
Apparently you can't use this without a FaceBook account. That's actually a little annoying, because I  know that, despite ad-blocks and denying 3rd party cookies, etc.- FaceBook knows a shiatton about me. The lack of an actual account doesn't stop them from datamining me.
 
2014-04-23 12:40:19 PM
I didn't realize that I have only updated my status 20 times in 5 years.  I've also posted 6 link statuses and 2 photo/video statuses for a grand total of 28 updates in 5 years.
 
2014-04-23 12:46:23 PM
I now run absterge about once a month on my FB, even tho I hardly post anymore.

So I think i'll go ahead and try this and see whats up.

party
slut
death
destroyed
kick

are my most used words, lol

110 total posts

I post the most Friday around happy hour

my location couldn't be determined

Insuffient data to know what I'm worth

the generated passwords were laughably wrong

I guess aberstage works better than I thought it did.
 
2014-04-23 12:54:51 PM
"deviant
Consider Blackmail or Character Assassination
You display questionable moral judgment and proclivity for engaging in addictive behaviors."

LOL
Your Commonly Used Words:
ass
babe
suck
hump
upset

LOL I shiat you not, might have to screenshot to prove.
 
2014-04-23 12:55:05 PM

AcademGreen: A viral marketing campaign. (Click the lower right).  Nifty.

//Buy my product
//Seems pretty neat, though
//Am I real?


It's a marketing campaign!?  If only the very first sentence of the TFA had mentioned that, then we wouldn't have had to depend on you to expose the truth.
 
2014-04-23 12:55:55 PM
Man, I wish my annual salary is what it thinks I make.
 
2014-04-23 12:59:31 PM
I was told I was a data cluster and that I was drunk and needed to go home:(
 
2014-04-23 01:00:42 PM
So, to see how much of your private information the app can mine, you hotshots ^ gave it access to your private information? I guess the old "Do Not Touch. Wet Paint." trick still works.
 
2014-04-23 01:01:22 PM
www.anonimg.com
 
2014-04-23 01:03:04 PM

zenobia: So, to see how much of your private information the app can mine, you hotshots ^ gave it access to your private information? I guess the old "Do Not Touch. Wet Paint." trick still works.


It's a fun site for a video game.  Jesus  I'm sure my wife has all kinds of info, mine basically pulled pics of the kids.
 
2014-04-23 01:05:58 PM
 
2014-04-23 01:12:32 PM

Wellon Dowd: Everything? Then why does FB plead with me once-a-month to tell it what city I live in?


Because they want to know which city you live in.
 
2014-04-23 01:14:16 PM
I had to stop it when it wanted to post to my acct. I'm fine with it digging around and telling me what it found, just not about advertising itself.
 
2014-04-23 01:16:14 PM
"You exhibit extreme levels of self-absorption and insecurity and can be easily threatened."

Well, duh. I'm on Fark.
 
2014-04-23 01:18:01 PM
Hmm. Three of the people it called my stalkers probably wouldn't notice me if we passed on the street. It also says my mother doesn't love me ("does not reciprocate interactions").

My commonly used words were:

Have to
Thoughts?
Problem
Feeling
Hate

I think it thinks I'm good friends with a produce stand.
And that I can be found at Disney World (I wish).
 
2014-04-23 01:23:45 PM

t3knomanser: Apparently you can't use this without a FaceBook account. That's actually a little annoying, because I  know that, despite ad-blocks and denying 3rd party cookies, etc.- FaceBook knows a shiatton about me. The lack of an actual account doesn't stop them from datamining me.


I've always wondered this too. I would like to see what they've got on me or see how much I show up there, but I know I can't do that without making an account first.
 
2014-04-23 01:24:55 PM

serial_crusher: "This application would like to access your personal data.  Do you accept?"
"Meh, sure"
"OMFG, look at all this personal data you have just free and roaming around the Internet, lol noob."

/ "We know what you're worth!  Occupation: Senior Software Engineer.  Annual Salary: $19,361 - $25,170".  Um, nobody tell my boss about this, please?


It said my salary should be between $55,000 and $75,000.... someone please tell MY boss about this.
 
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