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’Which (blank) are you?’ Online quizzes go viral

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John Egan of Austin, Texas otakes online quizzes partly because he's curious about himself and also because he wonders how his answers will stack up against his friends' answers on Facebook.


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A recent explosion of silly online personality quizzes, most of them created by the young social media mavens at, has everybody talking about which state they really ought to be living in and which Harry Potter character they really are. Buzzfeed says the quizzes are smashing traffic records and generating more Facebook comment threads than any viral posts in the site's history.
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