All of us check our social media accounts periodically during the day. To save us time logging on again we often leave our accounts logged in. Then we go ahead and start surfing other websites, what you do not realize is that most of the social media sites are tracking your internet surfing activities. If the website you are visiting has social media buttons on it, you are for sure providing your site activity details to that particular social media site. Once such news as mentioned in this article http://www.theblaze.com/stories/facebook-caught-inadvertently-tracking-you-once-you-log-off/.
To avoid social media sites tracking your activity you can do two things:
- Log off everytime you are done.
- Use a different browser for other non-social media activities.
Remember that you are a “product” to all the social media sites and you should try to understand you privacy and take control over it.