Online Quizes and Datamining
Those who participate with online quizzes (e.g. personality quizzes) might want to read an article from PC World. These quizzes essentially ask personal information about yourself–they are data mining. Not only do quizzes display annoying advertisements (I consider this as a method of distraction to keep you from thinking about what you’re really doing), they also prompt you for personal information about age, sex, shopping preferences, etc. These are very covert way to gather information, and they may likely cost you money as well.
It is very tempting to participate in these activities, especially when you see your friends and family participate. However, instead of joining the fun, you might caution them to think twice.