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Web's New Wave - Sharing Personal Details Online

submitted on May 5, 2010 by YanBz in "Member's Lounge"
A new trend is emerging online, people share personal details from online spending to travel schedules to DNA profiles.

Mark Brooks wants the whole Web to know that he spent $41 on an iPad case at an Apple store, $24 eating at an Applebee’s, and $6,450 at a Florida plastic surgery clinic for nose work.


Several start ups are feeding on the trend. Here are a few mentioned in the article - Blippy (shopping), Foursquare (location), Skimble (fitness), Dopplr (travel), 23andMe (DNA).

People are becoming more relaxed about privacy, having come to recognize that publicizing little pieces of information about themselves can result in serendipitous conversations — and little jolts of ego gratification.


I suspect Buxr community is a complete opposite. A while ago we asked you to post your pictures. Guess how many did? Zero Sad

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04.....share.html
 

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  • 61221
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on May 5, 2010
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    I think the majority of Buxrites are much smarter shoppers than those people. It is such an incredibly bad idea to share so much information online, I am amazed how many people do it. They are giving identity thieves a veritable buffet of easy access! Clearing your credit record from the bad debts run up in your name by thieves can, in some cases, be nearly impossible. Or worse, they could empty your bank account. Eeek
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    tammy987
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    Posted by tammy987 on May 5, 2010
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    I suspect that most Buxrites (good term) rather like getting to know the personalities of everyone through their posts. Don't really need to see pictures. Big Grin
  • 61326
    midget
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    Posted by midget on May 5, 2010
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    I don't feel the need to share with the world how much I spent on xxx. I value my privacy. But I do share tidbits about myself right here on buxr now and then.

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