Facebook a Little Too Nosey?

As cool as it is as a social networking tool, Facebook is a nosy big-brother app as much as anything else.  They go out of their way to track and profile their users, as this info has tremendous value for them.  Have you ever wanted to know what Facebook REALLY thinks about you though?  Sign on to Facebook from a desktop or laptop (not your phone or tablet) and follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences on your browser.  That will bring you to a page with your ad preferences.
  2. Under the “Interests” header, click the “Lifestyle and Culture” tab.

FSnoopingrom there you’ll see the categories for Facebook’s profile of you.  I’ve done this myself, already pretty creeped out by this profiling process they’re doing in the background, and I’ve got to see that I’m almost as fascinated as I am disturbed.  One of the labels they’ve placed on me is Epistemology, which totally surprises me as a word that I’ve never heard of, but upon reading the definition, sounds pretty on point for my interests

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