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[LINK] How To Use Social Media To Spy On Your Competition

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Spying On Competition Using Social Media

    When we use social media tools, whether it be updating our status or checking-in to a location, the last thing we ever think about is the repercussions of our actions on social networks.

    Little do you know that you?re divulging information that could impact your business life a lot more than you think.

    Disclaimer: What I discuss in this article was merely an experiment and I hope that no one employs these tactics with malicious intentions. This is a story about the dangers of exposing too much information on social networks.

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    http://sixrevisions.com/project-management/spying-on-competition-using-social-media/
     
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  2. Ben Dover

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    That is one heck of an interesting article. This will come as a shocker for company owners. Sent it to my followers.
     
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    Now that's black hat! :D
     
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    Holy crap!

    Yeah, that article is a bit scary.
    I recently read another article that talked about how Twitter
    represented a unique opportunity in today's society to find out
    exactly what people as a whole were thinking, and the moods we're in.

    For example, it said that people in Florida or on the West Coast of the U.S.
    generally used "happier" language than people in other parts of the country.

    As I thought about it, this type of information could be used for all sorts of things,
    both good & bad.

    Politicians could hire an independent firm to see what people are Twittering about
    with regards to the issues they're facing.
    Businesses could dial in to see what frustrations people in their marketing segment have.
    And so on & so forth.

    The article said that because Twitter is a totally "Open Forum," where Privacy laws
    and right don't exist, that all this info is so readily available.
    Unlike Facebook, etc.
    Well, FB still has their privacy issues to sort out, but you know what I mean.

    Which leads to the age-old question of conflict:
    Should I reveal the stupid details of my private, everyday life,
    and let people in so they can trust me (and thereby possibly expose myself
    to stalkers, unscrupulous politicians & corporations),
    or should I continue to try to hide my private life,
    so that I can protect myself???

    I believe the answer is different for everyone.

    What's your personal level of paranoia??

    :)

    Something to think about,

    BigDaddy
     
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    it reminds me of people who get away with things, but then talk about it publicly and are overheard. bars are a great source of info, and both cops & informants know this.

    i'm going to see if i can use these trix in my own business.
     
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    Interestingly this article.

    raises suspicions this type of information
     
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