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Facebook's 'Most Used Words' app collected a ton of your data. But not more than anything else on Facebook

Facebook's 'Most Used Words' app collected a ton of your data. But not more than anything else on Facebook

What are your most-used words on Facebook?

That's a question you've probably seen cropping up a lot lately in your newsfeed. Thanks to the "My Most Used Words on FB" app, you can click a couple of buttons and see a word cloud of everything you've ever said in a status update. More than 17 million people have already tried it out. It's fun, probably enlightening ("Wow, do I really talk about my dog and brunch that much?") and, occasionally, hilarious.

However -- and you knew there was a "however" coming, right? -- the app required you to disclose a large amount of your personal data in exchange for making a word cloud.

That said, so does...

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