Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dude, it's not stalking...

I found this in a magazine awhile back and thought it was hilarious. I also found an article that said "'Personally,....I believe there are bad people, and God put people here to shoot those people.'" But that is a completely different topic.
So back to the first one. Yes, I am a fan of Chuck, yes it's a horrible tv show, but it's funny. Again, I digress. As a friend put recently, "Twitter acknowledge's what it is, A stalker site. You even "follow" people,but it's ok because this is popular. Stalk me at [his twitter]."
We have become a very scary society of people. We can follow anyone's lives on facebook, twitter, and their own personal blogs. We can find out who our ex is currently dating, where our crush is eating lunch, how a complete stranger's daughter's birthday party went, and all without their knowledge. Sure, some people have privacy settings that keep strangers from this, but for the most part we have allowed a lot of personal information to become public. So how much info is too much?
I remember when we first got the internet at home. My mom was so very strict about what kind of sites I could go to, and what kind of info I could share. Sometimes I wish I had been more careful. Once that info is out there, it's there to stay!
Have you googled yourself? It's kinda scary the info you can get. Now, I'm not famous by any means, but when I googled myself, I can find my twitter, my old blog, 2 of my old jobs, my highschool and university, and a bunch of really bad photos of myself (from when I modelled at a photography school). So basically a LOT more info than I ever thought was out there.

So here's a couple questions for you today: is there anyone out there that you "check on" a little too much? would you want someone to be able to "internet stalk" you?


  1. Well, nothing on the first three pages of Google, when searching my name, has anything to do with me. So I guess that's a good thing. ;)

  2. I have never actually Googled myself and frankly I am a bit scared too!

    Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

  3. It is scary but if you do it smart, you can be safe:-)

    I am from SITs Welcome Wagon! I hope you are having fun at the party:-)