These Social Media Experiments Play with Info Shared Online

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Dec 2, 2013 • References: youtube
The third instalment in Jack Vale’s Social Media Experiments involves a bit of stalker-ish behavior, but it’s all in good fun. This series of pranks takes personal information that people have posted to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and introduces a stranger into the mix, who shouldn’t know any of these intimate things about the person. But that’s one of the dangers with social media — you never know who’s watching.

In this episode, Vale pranks a man named Jesus, betting him $20 that he knows five things about Jesus that no stranger should know. In addition to knowing his name, Vale is able to tell Jesus the name of his favorite baseball team, daughter, dog and what profession he’s in — all based off of information Jesus has made publicly available online. Stats for Online Oversharing Pranks (UPDATED) Trending: Older & Warm
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