A field of research relevant to social psychology is interpersonal perception, a subject focusing on the beliefs and impressions between two interacting people. First impressions are always a major concern (I read in The Social Animal by David Brooks that a majority of the long-lasting judgments you make on a person become solidified in the first 20 seconds of meeting them) when it comes to meeting people for the first time and has manifested itself into a manipulable form when it comes to making first impressions via online social networks. YouJustGetMe is a site developed by social psychologists attempting to determine the significance of a few autobiographical details in relation to the accuracy with which you can judge another person's personality online. To participate, you have to create a free account, fill out a 40 question personality test, and from there you can select random profiles, look at their photo and read their about me, and then evaluate how you perceive their lifestyle, behavior, and attitude. Your score is then assessed in comparison to how they view their self and, as if to add just another twist to the site, if you receive a high enough score, you are allowed to contact them for further communication. The site offers some interesting commentary on the accuracy in which you can judge others on dating sites or social media while also admitting to the skepticism from the ability to screen your own personality online.
I suggest that you take a moment to check the site out, yourself. Can personality tests like these accurately assess people and are the methods being employed here successful in measuring a first impression? I invite you to take a look through my profile, evaluate me based off of the information I have given, and see if your impression of me rings true. If you decide to create one for yourself, I suggest posting it here to see how accurately others can assess you online.