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December 12, 2020 at 07:55:33
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Hi!
Was doing a search on google, ended up on quora, then after looking at the answer clicked on another link, then was ask to log in with google account to continue looking at other questions/answers.....Why? "Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge" so they say...

Apart from gathering data on my google account and their website i don't see the point. Did a google search on it and oddly enough came up empty.

My insurrance company(medecine) also ask me to log in l to make claims, still don't know why but make a little more sense.

Any thought?

Don't you hate it when your pc....ummm, nevermind.


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#1
December 12, 2020 at 08:31:39
Data collection - even email addresses is big money. They sell the data on to others who use it to analyse and profile you. All with view to targeting you with unsolicited junk mail. I seem to recall Quora once being a simple click on the site and you were free to explore whatever... But obviously they now smell money...

And google is the leader in this field... closely followed by the social media sites.

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#2
December 12, 2020 at 10:24:53
"My insurrance company(medecine) also ask me to log in l to make claims, still don't know why but make a little more sense."

That's obviously to make sure you are who you are (an individual covered by their insurance). You'd be surprised how many file false insurance claims.

Otherwise, yeah, what trvlr said...profiling is rampant on the internet because of the big bucks it brings in...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
December 12, 2020 at 13:15:11
A neighbor was a question-answerer on Quora for a long
time, and when I had a question, she suggested that I ask
it on Quora. But I found something about the place so very
user-unfriendly that I hardly read anything and don't recall
posting anything. They seemed to require that all questions
be one sentence long. I needed at least two long paragraphs
plus a photograph for my question to be answerable. Since
then I have learned how to use Reddit. There are a lot of
different sub-reddits, all moderated by different people with
different rules and ways of doing things. I'm finding it quite
user-friendly, once I figured out how to post.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
December 12, 2020 at 18:31:59
Thanks Everyone!! Another satisfied customer!

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