Friday, July 30, 2010

google me baby???

DUDE

so i just read an article about facebook and some computernerdwarms in the UK going on there and scrapping it...basically to prove a point that your information isn't safe on the interweb, especially if you leave your stuff public

now mind you i am no longer on facebook for various reasons, both personal and professional...but the article got me to thinking about what would come up if i googled myself...

so of course me being the nosey rosey person i am...

i did

and up pops up all these links...

i am still on linkdin since its more for professional purposes but i had myself as public that was changed IMMEDIATELY and i went back and checked and it said profile not available

a facebook link did come up (granted my name is pretty common there are a lot of TC's out there, there was one in fact that graduated the year before me at the same high school...so i get it) that one of course wasn't me...

then there was another sitie www.123people.com

you enter the person's name and city and state and then BAM here's the information...it even had my parents and my brother that i grew up with listed on the page WITH their ages and the places i have lived...the thing that tripped me out was that if you paid like $40 you could get all my information addresses etc, for $1 you could get my DOB and address like basics...but if you paid $60 you could run my credit and get any criminal information!

WTHECK is really hood son!

so my privacy is only worth $60! Are you serious?! I am going to buy it and see what the heck is included in this so called report...

i realize that its unreasonable for NONE of your information to come up but dude that's WAY to much...

i don't know people you might want to google yourself and see what comes up...better be educated and armed then not

3 comments:

j.a.c. said...

my co-worker showed me a link where you can check the criminal backgrounds of everyone. it was interesting but scary at the same time.

MrsTDJ said...

Why can't I comment on your birthday post??? HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Sorry I'm late. Hope you had a great day!

The Urban Download said...

Happy Belated Bday Sis! Tried to comment on that one and couldn't. Blessings!!!

Nice Blog!