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How much information does Facebook have on you?

Facebook has become a ubiquitous part of modern culture.  More people share more of their lives now than ever before.  As we share, however, do we stop to ask, “how much of me is available to the public?”  or “how much of my time/life is devote to Facebook?”  Stephen Wolfram has posted information about a new WolframAlpha offering that attempts to help an individual understand his/her Facebook behavior, i.e. personal analytics.  The report generated by WolframAlpha regarding one’s Facebook behavior is rather eye-opening.  (Parents – want to know how much time and how your child uses Facebook?  This app will help you answer the question.)  Note: You will have to link your Facebook account to WolframAlpha.