I am not sure if you have the same occupational hazard like me, as a marketer. Whenever I see ads from Facebook, Instagram and Google, I always guess why they show me these ads, what kind of person I am in their “eyes” and what interests they think I have from analyzing my data with these sophisticated and almost creepy big data tools. Is it because I looked up Paris last week, then the travel agencies start to targeting at me? Is it that I looked up jobs at Glassdoor so all these ads of job searching tools start to blow up my social media? From what activity data that they get to build the customer persona of me?
While thinking of this, I found this new Google extension that gives you an approximation how Facebook collect and analyze your data. It’s called Data Selfie and it’s super awesome. Here’s my friend Lisa’s data selfie looks like: