Amen, Cheney and here’s the thing, even if they weren’t to require “personal information” to start an account any Behavioral Scientist, or stalker for that matter could totally figure out everything personal about you through what you post and through your comments when responding to other people’s posts.
In really would not take much to target you for marketing or to attempt to sway your opinions, or discover your personality patterns and daily routines. Actually, if we really put thought into all the information we are freely and willingly giving away the information we were required to share to join that platform isn’t shit in comparison. That was kind of the joke about the screenshot I shared as my Facebook status. Anyone who follows my on Facebook would know this information about me by the things that I post.