This Social Media Experiment Freaks Out Strangers with "Personal" Info

 - Nov 28, 2013
This social media experiment from Jack Vale ambushes people with the very information they post on social channels. Vale used his own location to search for posts that had recently been made around him and people were surprised by how much he seemed to know about them.

In the experiment, Vale approaches people simply by addressing total strangers by their first names, wishing them happy birthday or inquiring about nicknames only close friends might know about — unless they were posted publicly on social media.

What’s truly interesting about this social media experiment is that Vale doesn’t have to do much digging to come up with this kind of intimate information about these people, it’s all online and willingly shared with the public by these individuals on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.