11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want
By Shana Lebowitz | Business Insider
(Star Wars / Lucasfilm) You don’t need to be the CEO to get people to listen to you.
Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you’ve persuaded them.
We’ve rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you’re after.
All of them will leave you feeling more powerful.
How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook — and block them
By Jim Edwards | Business Insider
(Wikimedia Commons) Facebook is a great utility if you want to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their lives.
It's free, of course, but that doesn't mean it comes without a price. If you're using Facebook, you're giving the company a ton of information about yourself that it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.
Most people forget that when they download an app or sign in to a website using their Facebook login, they are giving those companies a look into their Facebook profile. Your profile contains a lot of personal information that can often include your email address and phone number as well as your work history and current location. And most people don't realize that if you're sharing any of that data with your friends, then apps used by those friends can see that data as well!
Advertisers, Facebook-app developers, and Facebook ad tech partners don't get a direct look at your personal data. They won't see that my name is Jim Edwards, my phone number is 07xxxx, I'm male, and I work at Business Insider — Facebook hashes and anonymizes all the data to protect user's privacy and gives it back to partners in bulk so they can't identify individuals — but nevertheless, this data is being used to serve you better-targeted ads.