You're absolutely right. I've googled things and had some of my posts pop up. It's one reason I don't have an e-mail listed, and sometimes don't discuss certain things here, yet I've forgotten at times and put too much out there. I know we feel comfortable with the others who are posting, but lots of people are just reading (most of them quite innocently) but yep, if you're looking for a job or applying for SSD or any of those things anyone can google you. It's one of the reasons they advice a lot of college students to watch what they put on facebook and similar sites because employers ARE checking these things out. Gee, if our social security numbers and the like can be hacked into I guess anything is possible!
It's actually one of the things that scares me (on a related theme) about
all the appilcations I'm having to do for low cost prescript
ion programs, low cost health insurance, and various government programs. EVERYONE demands my taxes, and even more. Yet, there's nothing I can do because I need these things desperately. I just wonder how many data bases my SSN and DOB are in now, and I almost figure it's just a matter of time before I'm the victim of identity theft. Course I have no money for them to steal!! LOL I wish they'd steal my debt!!!
Anyway, good post, Pete, and a good reminder for us all. BTW, if you want to e-mail people, does your e-mail provider allow for more than one name? Then you could make one up. Just a thought.
p.s. Pete you also may want to edit or delete some of the info. in your profile. I clicked on your name and saw there's a lot of identifying info. there, especially while you're applying for SSD.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 10/4/2009 2:06:04 PM (GMT-6)