Here’s a fun game you can play with all your friends. It’s your sci-fi movie character name! Here’s how it’s done:
Take your mother’s maiden name. That’s your character’s first name. Then for the last name take your online banking password and stick the last four digits of your Social Security number on the end.
I am Tanaka Sycamore7599!1
Wasn’t that fun?2
Um, no, I’m not. Social media «games» in which you reveal personal information about yourself are a dangerous form of data mining which fall under the category of social hacking. Always be suspicious of anything that exposes any personal information about yourself to the Internet, especially in such a way as to be easily searchable by Web bots. It might be your best friend that posted the «game» to Facebook, but it’s likely that person just wasn’t thinking about it. Heck, it probably was fun. Still, it’s the sort of fun you should have in person, face to face, rather than leave sitting out in public for the rest of the world to forever be able to find it. ↩︎
Please don’t post your answers in the comments. If you do, unless you specifically indicate that the name was made up, I will delete the comment for your own good. ↩︎