Little entertaining and informative video about being creepy with data from my friend .
What about those companies that are building very detailed profiles from your social media and sell the data without your content? Most of those companies are in the US - I got targeted by Social123 a while ago and it backfired on them (see http://blog.immeria.net/2012/07/social123-conclusion.html) and more recently, it was the turn of SharpSpring to send me an unsolicited email about their service (call it spam) - going as far as sending me a screenshot of what they know about me! I pointed out their business would be illegal in Canada under the PIPEDA law, and starting July 1st, spammers can be fined up to $10M (see http://fightspam.gc.ca/eic/site/030.nsf/eng/home)
As an analyst and digital analytics advocate, I can't stress enough the importance of ethics and knowing about the law (I'm sure will agree with me!). The code of ethic is a good read for everyone in the field: http://www.digitalanalyticsassociation.org/codeofethics
Thoughts? What do you think of services like Social123 or SharpSpring and tons of others (most of them in the US)? If you are a Canadian, do you think the new anti-spam law will work?