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08. 29. 2008

Social networks and "psychological profiling" in real time


Sometimes technology can be put to really great use. Sometimes it can just be used to spy on us.

Researchers Nitesh Dhanjani and Akshay Aggarwal are developing a tool which allows them to create a real time picture of how an Internet user is feeling, based on their profile on a series of social networking sites.

"It will tell you what's going on in your brain," says Dhanjani.

I know super-geeks can be a bit clueless about emotional stuff, so I'm going to spell this one out: I already know how I'm feeling. (I know a lot more about myself than Facebook does).

So if you want to know how I'm feeling, ask me. And if I want you to know the answer, I'll tell you. Otherwise, stop the stalking. Sorry, I mean 'profiling'...

Via CNET news.

Posted by Diane    Category: current affairs | on the web
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