W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-privacy@w3.org > January to March 2012

Experiment about physically finding twitter users

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 05:03:13 -0400
Message-Id: <2718D464-CE25-434B-AB19-0D4091F7ABDE@opera.com>
To: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
A person tried an experiment about people tweeting about 
where they are in one of the most populated area of Tokyo.

FIND THEM.

1. he was able to find them
2. the reaction of the persons were interesting.

    Both persons were shocked that the unknown guy suddenly 
    approached and called them by Twitter name, told what 
    they had just ate at lunch. Both said that they would 
    change their icons, stop tweeting with private infor-
    mation, or even stop Twitter itself.
     http://asiajin.com/blog/2012/03/22/experiment-can-you-identify-twitter-users-in-tokyo/

It is just an experiment, but shows also that some people 
are not conscious at all about the possible consequences of 
their actions.


-- 
Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
Received on Sunday, 25 March 2012 09:03:47 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 20:23:53 UTC