Spokeo

Oh, this can’t be good.
Yeeeeee!

Of course, this site is merely an aggregator. All of this information can be found off of Spokeo in five minutes (White Pages for my address, then Google Maps to see what my residence looks like.)

But it’s extra spooky to see it all on one handy place, with the promise of a “report” with more information.

Also interesting that some of it is WRONG; I am not nor have I ever been married.

More like SPOOKY-o, amirite?

So I click on “Privacy” at the bottom of the site:

I don't give a damn about a bad reputation.

And I see this site is sort of like an enormous ad for a service to “protect” your personal information online.

Wow. So it’s like, “Nice online identity you got there. Be a shame if something happened to it…”

Reputation.com, eh? I wonder how much that costs…

Like high school, a good reputation is too expensive to be worth it.

Wow. $100 a year? To remove your name from sites (Spokeo, Peoplefinder) that will happily do it for free?

Dang.

Tory

Draws. Sweats. Eats too much sugar-free candy.

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5 Responses

  1. Other Sara says:

    Oh yes, my membership in the state Bar (required if you’re a lawyer) means my full address and phone number come up in a Google search. Great, because first-year law students, like the ones I teach, are certainly not psychotic enough to come fling flaming bags of DOG POOP AT MY HOUSE IF THEY GET A BAD GRADE.

    …They haven’t yet, but if they wanted to, they could.

    Also: http://www.cracked.com/article_18570_6-companies-that-make-money-solving-problems-they-made-up.html

  2. Requesting a deletion itself provides them with information even more valuable: someone with that name is active on the Internet TODAY, at IP such and thus, and with email address such-and-thus.

  3. Sara says:

    It’s good to see you have hobbies. Haha.

    I checked my name. Apparently I don’t exist. I checked every state I’ve ever lived in. Haha.

  4. Erik R. says:

    $700k. Nice house! …I mean apartment.

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