Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Again, Internet = bad

Do you have any idea the scary things that strangers can find out about you on the Internet? I've gotten creative in my efforts to find my 75 people for the 10 year reunion. I discovered that you can cruise through public records VERY easily online. I've found people's addresses by reading through court proceedings, foreclosures on houses, child support settlements, and I even know the cost of about half of my people's houses. And I'm a little ashamed that I'm totally enjoying reading it all. Must be from watching all the reality TV.

But that's not all. For 2 of my 75 people, I was lead straight to P0RN sites. Yikes! And one of the sites was definitely the person I was looking for! In all her naked glory. I sure hope she doesn't show up for the reunion. What do you say to someone you know so, um, intimately?

So my parents are just fine after the non-hurricane. I finally got ahold of them last night and they were surrounded by tornado warnings. And this morning? Yeah, I had to call them again. I am pretty sure my parents don't ever think to read this site, so I feel safe saying this: If you have 2 kids who are in another state and you KNOW they're seeing a mass of red and yellow moving toward you on the satellite images, wouldn't you at least call? Or at the VERY least, leave your cell phone on?

I'm off to Mika's dog training. She's definitely the star of the show. She's so well behaved in class! Now if I can only figure out why that disappears when she gets home...


Blogger The "Mind" said...

Are you having to pay for all this information? I have looked for stuff like that of myself online, but all the places are those ones you have to pay for. I haven't found any free info.

Oh, and on WE they had an episode of Secret Lives of Women dedicated to women in porn. One of them attended her HS reunion in that episode. I'm not sure I could if I knew that I was famous for that reason. It was interesting though.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Mia said...

Well, you would just pretend that you didn't see her porn site unless she brings it up. Some people don't mind. And most people would be surprised at how much information is out there for free.

And don't forget to check MySpace for some of your people. You would be surprised at how many peole have pages.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Sangroncito said...

I saw a news program about that very issue today. This woman in Florida found social security numbers, addresses, etc. of famous people from public records, and she also used Arizona as an example of where it is very easy to get private information on the internet.

10:46 PM  

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