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Lisa and Graham live in Melksham, Wiltshire, England

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What can you and I learn from online quizzes?

I see an awful lot of online quizzes on Facebook; what sort of person are you ? / how much do you know? type stuff. And sometimes, I'll have a go - not because I have a huge faith in the results, but rather because they lead me to thought and reflection on myself, on my knowledge, and how such quizzes are constructed, crafted and at times coerce the taker into answers that will give a positive result.

Why do the authors want a positive result most of the time? Because they want you to share the test results on Facebook to your friends and do a little bit of Pyramid selling of their advertisers which the tests carry.

I'm a spoilsport; I don't usually share.
* It's unlikely that my Facebook friends really care that I love the colour green
* I don't want to appear smug [other words could apply] when I post a rather positive result
* I'm not really a "private" person, yet I feel that I would be giving too much of myself away - exposing myself, if you like - were I to post
I have however been logging a lot of my test results, and they've been things that I've tried quite a few of over the summer while the enviornment both at work and home hasn't been conducive to concentrattion (easy to do little things; hard to concentrate on bigger things with - well - customer service and Bobby).

The more serious business of these quizzes, and sharing of them via social media, it that it helps the social media operators build a profile to target advertising and content delivery ...





Just in case ... here's my log from some odd moments over the last month or so ... really not sure I should be putting this anywhere ...

[try] http://www.buzzfeed.com/floperry/how-well-do-you-know-the-tube-map
24 out of 25

[try] http://www.buzzfeed.com/floperry/how-many-animals-do-you-know
22 out of 26

[try] http://quizdoo.com/how-color-blind-are-you/quiz11
8 out of 10

[try] http://survley.com/what-dwarf-are-you.html
You Are Bashful

[try] http://www.playbuzz.com/rebeccam16/what-is-the-first-body-part-people-notice-about-you
Your best feature is your smile!

[try] http://www.playbuzz.com/gregs/what-is-your-subconscious-obsessed-with
Your subconscious is obsessed with FOOD!

[try] http://www.playbuzz.com/countryoutfitterstyle10/how-many-southern-words-and-phrases-do-you-know
9 out of 16

[try] http://www.playbuzz.com/jennifers/which-little-miss-character-is-just-like-you
Little Miss Wise

[try] http://www.brainfall.com/quizzes/what-type-of-parent-are-you/
You are a Laid-back, Progressive Parent.

[try] http://www.playbuzz.com/katelynw11/which-chakra-are-you-guided-by
Crown

[try] http://www.playbuzz.com/elaineb10/what-is-the-color-of-your-aura
Your aura is: Blue

[try] http://anotherquiz.com/can-you-name-these-movies-from-the-80s/results.html
Too Busy You were too busy or you are too busy to remember too many 80's movies.

[try] http://www.playbuzz.com/larak10/what-country-in-the-world-best-fits-your-personality
Iceland

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/can-you-answer-11-basic-medical-questions-/index.html
11 out of 11 - Dr. Know It All

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/do-you-know-anything-about-america-/index.html
12 out of 15 - A True American!

[try] http://en.what-character-are-you.com/d/en/269/0.html
Which song was written about you?
Your song is "Wild Thing" by The Troggs

[try] http://en.what-character-are-you.com/d/en/277/0.html
At heart you are 19

[try] http://bitecharge.com/play/memory
Your memory score is: 95/100

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/how-many-general-knowledge-questions-can-you-answer/index.html
15 out of 15 - Sponge-like Brain!

[try] http://bitecharge.com/play/together
Can we guess how long you've been together?
Happily together for: 43 years

[try] http://www.bodaciouz.com/q/how_many_kids/index.php?lang=en&ad_lang=en&go_straight_too=1
You will have 3 kids!

[try] http://www.brainfall.com/quizzes/what-word-describes-you/
What Word Describes You? You are Narcissistic!

[try] http://www.quizfreak.com/can-you-correctly-answer-10-trick-question/
Can You Correctly Answer 10 Trick Question
Fool-Proof!

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/can-you-answer-11-questions-on-etiquette-(true-or-false-quiz)/index.html
9 out of 11 - Very Classy!!

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/can-you-answer-11-questions-about-fashion-/index.html
8 out of 11 - Fashion Fabulous!

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/can-you-complete-these-wise-words-of-life-quotes-/index.html
10 out of 11 - A Wise Philosopher

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/can-you-pass-a-6th-grade-final-exam-/index.html
13 out of 13. A Student !!

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/how-much-do-you-deserve-to-get-paid-/index.html
YOU GOT $7-$12/hour

[try] http://www.quiznatic.com/can-you-answer-10-general-knowledge-questions/index.html
10 out of 10 Sponge-Like

[try] http://www.quizony.com/what-kind-of-old-person-will-you-be/index.html
When you are old, you will be... Wise
(written 2014-09-27)

 
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  [1014] Christmas Season Piccies - (2006-12-30)
  [1051] Too busy to blog it - but it's great (mostly) - (2007-01-24)
  [2195] A two day gap - first time in five years? - (2009-05-24)
  [2547] The great thing about snow .... - (2009-12-23)
  [2698] Ruth Davis, 1916 - 2010 - (2010-03-28)
  [2886] Congratulations, Kimberly - (2010-07-25)
  [2982] Travel, Transport and Tourism - A vision for Melksham, 2026 - (2010-10-03)
  [3034] Birth Notice - Aeryn Cassandra Ellis - (2010-11-07)
  [3037] Looking back and forward personally - 6 years each way - (2010-11-08)
  [3055] Zyliana Kyrei Cox - (2010-11-16)
  [3108] My First Christmas - (2010-12-26)
  [3224] Melksham Campus - a win / win opportunity, but a severely lacking decision process - (2011-03-31)
  [3240] Melksham Town Council - vacancy in the Spa Ward - (2011-04-10)
  [3283] The juggler - (2011-05-08)
  [3298] Quiet Monday in - (2011-05-23)
  [3413] If its Sunday, must it be Weymouth? - (2011-08-30)
  [3450] A threat in the post? Poor marketing practise from Smiletrain? - (2011-09-19)
  [3511] Melksham has a heart - have your picture taken and support the defibrillator appeal - (2011-11-06)
  [3556] Aeryn at 1 - (2011-12-19)
  [3566] Initial thoughts - response to GW Rail Franchise Consultation for Wiltshire - (2011-12-31)
  [3602] Emerging proposals for land to the east of Spa Road, Melksham - (2012-02-03)
  [3711] Kiss - (2012-04-28)
  [3905] How should we choose our Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner? - (2012-10-27)
  [4111] Zigzag bus - forward for the future, or decaying service? - (2013-06-09)
  [4157] Wedding Photos - Kim Ellis to Kyle Londors, 22nd August 2013 - (2013-08-23)
  [4165] Improving travel advise information in Wiltshire - (2013-09-06)
  [4187] Not treading water, but not risking the ship for a 0.5th of tar either - (2013-10-06)
  [4201] Looking to the future at Melksham Station - (2013-10-26)
  [4221] Celebration of the fruits of LSTF, and of the people who have helped and are helping - (2013-12-15)
  [4235] Sharing my personal best of 2013 - (2013-12-31)
  [4275] Eurpoean Elections, and other elections ahead. Some thoughts on campaigns and policies - (2014-05-08)
  [4281] A different vision for the future - (2014-07-09)
  [4286] Reaction in Radstock to new First bus prices - (2014-07-12)
  [4476] Upcoming election - Chippenham Constituency - the major candidates compared - (2015-04-29)
  [4485] Misusing statistics? - the seedy side of election campaigning - (2015-05-04)
  [4489] Election results - what if we had a party list system? - (2015-05-08)
  [4600] A big change in August - (2015-12-25)
  [4625] Where does Wiltshire bus subsidy money come from? - (2016-01-19)
  [4657] Rumours of bus changes by First in Wiltshire - what we know and suspect - (2016-03-01)
  [4658] The end of competition on a bus route - the effects from then end of the 234 - (2016-03-02)
  [4669] Buses - how did we get into the situation we are in? - (2016-04-02)
  [4698] Lisa writes - on the referendum vote today - (2016-06-23)
  [4714] The technical article feed continues - personal updates more proactive on Facebook now! - (2016-10-30)
  [4728] Visiting Los Alamitos Bay Yacht Club - (2016-11-23)
  [4734] Thoughts on the new Blackmore Ward of Melksham Without Parish - (2017-02-22)
  [4735] Revisiting - should I stand for Melksham Without Parish Council in May? - (2017-02-24)
  [4737] Why you should vote for Lisa in Melksham Central - (2017-05-01)
  [4739] A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House - (2017-05-27)
  [4756] Learning how to be a more effective community partner - (2017-07-15)
  [4759] Sale of effects and furniture - 12th and 13th August 2017 - (2017-07-25)
  [4761] Looking forward to the autumn. - (2017-08-19)
  [4767] Some thoughts on 2017, and looking forward to 2018 - (2017-12-31)


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