This is how much companies know about you

Ever worried about how much information companies have of you and what they do with it? Hunch is showing you exactly how much. The company plans to help you make your choices easier in 10 questions. It uses the collective knowledge about its community to come up with the predictions.

To show you just how accurate they are they launched a twitter game. By looking at your Twitter network Hunch predicts the answers on 10 questions it asks you. Apparently the accuracy is over 90%!… More information on the accuracy and feedback can be found on the Hunch blog. The company was started by a team with a background in technology. Want to know more about the knowledge behind it? Then go and have a look here. If you don’t have the time, this is what Hunch does; it uses an algorithm to organise seamingly unrelated information and asks targeted questions to give users a relevant outcome. It also learns over time through the information it users contribute.

Marco | Editor

Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses