A final thought I had was that maybe I was missing a setting within these other applications such as Facebook, allowing them to share my information with partner sites.
This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while.In fact, it stems from something I noticed way back in August of last year.After digging for answers and even a couple attempts at contacting their customer support, I’ve concluded that Linked In is by far the creepiest social network.The primary reasons Linked In is the mustached, trench coat and wire frame glasses wearing mouth breather of the internet are the “People You May Know” and “People Also Viewed” features.Also on a side note: The fact that they have a “Trust & Safety” team actually makes me feel uncomfortable.
Either way, I unchecked the new-found privacy controls under Groups, Companies & Applications, only to find that a day later, Linked In suggested: Tami has a total of 5 connections, lives in Seattle, no public company or title listed, but we just happened to exchange a few emails a couple days prior regarding some questions I had about software her company sold.
Herman follows me on Twitter, but happens to live in the Netherlands. Doug lives in New York and contacted me through my personal site a year ago. We share no groups, no connections or anything else.
Okay, so maybe they are getting Twitter data somehow?
If you go to your Settings page and click on Profile, you will see privacy controls for a variety of profile related issues.
If you click on the Account tab, you can adjust privacy controls for advertising.
She has barely any connections and no discernible link to me other than the name she shares with someone of my aunt who was married into the family years ago.