The Buzz on Quizzes

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Let’s talk about the quizzes that populate Facebook, those silly-yet-compelling personality and trivia quizzes that some people can’t get enough of. Can You Guess My Age With Emojis? Which Grease Pink Lady Are You? What City Should You Actually Live In? I think I can already intuit What Dog You Most Resemble, Are You Simple Or Complicated, and Which Celeb Girl Should Be Your Friend!  (golden retriever, complicated, Oprah Winfrey).

Before you click on the alluring quiz to discover - and share - What Kind Of Soup You Are, let’s talk privacy. By agreeing to the privacy policy a quiz requires, you may be sharing everything from your public information (name, age, birthday, profile pic, etc) to your entire Friends list and your IP address. When you agree to let an unknown company (who’s running this quiz biz, anyhow?) have access to your data so you can access What City You Should Really Live In ….do you have any idea what they might be doing with that data? Do they store it? Sell it? Save it? You may be better off creating a paper fortune teller, or finding an old copy of a classic Cosmo quiz, and sharing your answers -- and a few laughs -- with your friends...IRL.