Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez (en_ki) wrote,
Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez
en_ki

Spokeo

Spokeo is an internet service that is marketing itself as kind of a meta-{social network} ("find all your friends' social-network accounts and stalk them", I guess).

I recently got an email at my personal address telling me that someone had searched for me on it and found my Flickr account (never used, inaccessible because of Yahoo's fucked-up security-question system) and my Pandora account (defunct because I don't put my personal accounts on my work computer).

The email is phrased as though it's a courtesy notice, but it's clearly trying to get me to sign up, with the bait being figuring out who's searching for me or at least searching for all my friends in turn.

It's not particularly private that I have those accounts (or I wouldn't have bound them to my real name and standard email address), but I am curious whether anyone who actually knows me signed up or if it's just spam. It's also odd that they only found those two specific things and not, say, Facebook, Blogspot, etc.

My "Stanford fratboys" <-> "annoying" synapses just got their weight increased, anyway.
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