Here’s Every Single Thing Facebook Tracks About You… and It’s CREEPY

You can tell a lot about a person simply by perusing their social media posts, particularly their Facebook page.

Perhaps less often thought of is how much Facebook can tell about you, not just from what you post on your page, but from virtually everything else you do online as well.

According to the U.K. Metro, it was recently revealed that Facebook collects reams of data about its users, from what you view and interact with on its site, to other apps you use, even to other websites you may visit completely outside of Facebook.

All of this data is tracked and compiled into a sort of user profile consisting of upwards of 98 different “data points” that allows the site to learn about you and better target you with advertisements you may be interested in.

Virtually all of this is done without you being any the wiser about it, and if that sounds just a tad bit scary, that’s because it is.

Some of the things Facebook has already learned about you seem fairly obvious, such as your location, age, gender, language and ethnicity.

Others are less obvious, but still understandable, such as your relationships with friends and family, your job and income, or your particular political leanings.

Some of the data points are downright alarming, however, including credit information, items you buy using a debit or credit card, or the types of medication you might be on.

While some of this information does seem useful for Facebook to make your user experience more pleasurable and fulfilling, it also seems a bit Big Brother-ish.

Here is the entire list of 98 “data points” Facebook collects about you. Now, enjoy the rest of your time online, and remember, Facebook is watching you!

1. Location

2. Age

3. Generation

4. Gender

5. Language

6. Education level

7. Field of study

8. School

9. Ethnic affinity

10. Income and net worth

11. Home ownership and type

12. Home value

13. Property size

14. Square footage of home

15. Year home was built

16. Household composition

17. Users who have an anniversary within 30 days

18. Users who are away from family or hometown

19. Users who are friends with someone who has an anniversary, is newly married or engaged, recently moved, or has an upcoming birthday

20. Users in long-distance relationships

21. Users in new relationships

22. Users who have new jobs

23. Users who are newly engaged

24. Users who are newly married

25. Users who have recently moved

26. Users who have birthdays soon

27. Parents

28. Expectant parents

29. Mothers, divided by “type” (soccer, trendy, etc.)

30. Users who are likely to engage in politics

31. Conservatives and liberals

32. Relationship status

33. Employer

34. Industry

35. Job title

36. Office type

37. Interests

38. Users who own motorcycles

39. Users who plan to buy a car (and what kind/brand of car, and how soon)

40. Users who bought auto parts or accessories recently

41. Users who are likely to need auto parts or services

42. Style and brand of car you drive

43. Year car was bought

44. Age of car

45. How much money user is likely to spend on next car

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46. Where user is likely to buy next car

47. How many employees your company has

48. Users who own small businesses

49. Users who work in management or are executives

50. Users who have donated to charity (divided by type)

51. Operating system

52. Users who play browser games

53. Users who own a gaming console

54. Users who have created a Facebook event

55. Users who have used Facebook Payments

56. Users who have spent more than average on Facebook Payments

57. Users who administer a Facebook page

58. Users who have recently uploaded photos to Facebook

59. Internet browser

60. Email service

61. Early/late adopters of technology

62. Expats (divided by what country they are from originally)

63. Users who belong to a credit union, national bank or regional bank

64. Users who investor (divided by investment type)

65. Number of credit lines

66. Users who are active credit card users

67. Credit card type

68. Users who have a debit card

69. Users who carry a balance on their credit card

70. Users who listen to the radio

71. Preference in TV shows

72. Users who use a mobile device (divided by what brand they use)

73. Internet connection type

74. Users who recently acquired a smartphone or tablet

75. Users who access the internet through a smartphone or tablet

76. Users who use coupons

77. Types of clothing user’s household buys

78. Time of year user’s household shops most

79. Users who are “heavy” buyers of beer, wine or spirits

80. Users who buy groceries (and what kinds)

81. Users who buy beauty products

82. Users who buy allergy medications, cough/cold medications, pain relief products, and over-the-counter drugs

83. Users who spend money on household products

84. Users who spend money on products for kids or pets, and what kinds of pets

85. Users whose household makes more purchases than is average

86. Users who tend to shop online (or off)

87. Types of restaurants user eats at

88. Kinds of stores user shops at

89. Users who are “receptive” to offers from companies offering online auto insurance, higher education or mortgages, prepaid debit cards or satellite TV

90. Length of time user has lived in house

91. Users who are likely to move soon

92. Users who are interested in the Olympics, fall football, cricket or Ramadan

93. Users who travel frequently, for work or pleasure

94. Users who commute to work

95. Types of vacations user tends to go on

96. Users who recently returned from a trip

97. Users who recently used a travel app

98. Users who participate in a timeshare

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter so that everyone can be aware of exactly what kind of information Facebook is harvesting from you, their loyal user.

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