How much information should we share? I'm not talking about marketing techniques that help sell homes or prospecting ideas that bring in new clients. I'm wondering about deep down personal information.
Recently I have been playing around on Facebook. The system has many features I enjoy. A few friends play scrabble so once or twice a day my turn comes up and I spend a few minutes challenging my mind to find a long lost word. There is also a "Music Junkie" application that is an on-line variation of name that tune. My musical taste is entrenched in Classic Rock so I was surprised to find so many modern day artists whose names I have never heard.
Facebook also has many features that require information I am wondering if I should share. On the surface the questions seem innocent enough, your musical tastes, movies you like and so on but they also probe deeper for details. Some applications compare you to other friends to match you up based on likes and dislikes. Other programs are designed to dig into you psychologically showing detailed intelligence or personality traits. Whether your a super-smart nerd or cool dude is it wise to have so much detail out there.
Is Facebook innocent fun or are they gathering information to compile highly detailed profiles for targeted marketing? Any thoughts are welcome.