Friday, March 26, 2010

Stalker Central!

In the world of social media, it is pretty darn easy for people to learn whatever the hell they want to know. And it just got easier. This site, Spokeo has all kinds of information, including a picture of your front door! Granted, a whole bunch of the information is wrong, about me anyway. I am NOT in my late 20's, I am NOT a Gemini, my house is NOT worth $1M+ (although that would be pretty awesome considering what we payed for it!) and sure as hell do NOT love the outdoors. But even though some of the information is wrong, do I still want people to be able to access it? EFF NO! What if someone who follows my blog gets a hold of my full name, and decides that they must have me because I am irresistible? They can have my address, and a picture of my house, just to make sure they've got the right place when they come to stalk me. Luckily, you can opt out of the site using this link.

Remember how when the Patriot Act was enacted how controversial it was because it violated people's privacy? Kind of a moo point now, huh? (Yes, I know it should be "moot" but I am a crazy Friends fanatic so I say "moo", like a cow's opinion).

Also, some of the information on this Spokeo site is hilarious: Apparently my 24 year-old autistic brother (same parent's as me; white as can be) is a 50 year old black man with 2 kids who enjoys reading. Where do they get this stuff?

9 comments:

Krystal said...

I removed my listing yesterday. It was hilarious because they said I had kids and I do *not*. I also like gardening and science fiction. Who knew?!

Rockin Momma said...

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Booklover1212 said...

Hello from a fellow Denver resident!

Never heard of that site, but am certainly going to check it out to see what information they have about me! Yikes!

Newest follower from FF!

~ Jennifer

Aimee said...

Yes, my husband has no children according to this website, yet has grandchildren and is 70.
I have begun to follow you through Friday Follow!
Aimee @ Our Life From Scratch
www.ourlifefromscratch.blogspot.com

Evansmom said...

Thanks for posting this. It was a little scary. Of course, I am now a male, a few years younger and didn't graduate from college. My inlaws and someone named Edward live in the house too. The photo of the house was correct but the value isn't (I wish it was!)

Susan said...

I love that you call it a moo point. I totally do that!

Ally said...

Hi, following you from Robyn's blog. This site should be called Spooky-o. Wow. How awful. Worse yet, the info is wrong, I mean, it has me as 60 years old and my house is worth $1 million. I live in a one bedroom and am 37 :( If someone looked me up for a job, that'd be bad!

FourthGradeNothing.com

Ally said...

Ugh, I'm totally freaking out right now. I just entered my email address and my private FB photos all came up, me sucking on weenie straws at my bach party! HELP! I just tried opting out and there's a server error!!!

Annie D said...

What? Private photos? Crap. Now I have to go back and check that!