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post #1 of 17
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That if you enter your internet username into google and do a search you can find places you have been? also if you enter a phone number you can get directions to it!

This will work on anyone's username if they visit places on the net!
post #2 of 17
mmmm nope I didn't know any of that!!! Yikes. That's only a little bit scary!!!
post #3 of 17
I've Googled my user name, and found that I have lots of namesakes! I also found out that there's a woman with the same real name, DOB, and telephone number (different country and area code) as me - we're separated by half the globe! So even Google isn't foolproof.
post #4 of 17
I would imagine I'd get lots of hits with "Yosemite"
post #5 of 17
OMG it is true I tried it just now
post #6 of 17
I did it and there was nothing, and I have been all over the net
post #7 of 17
I Did that before with my handle. There's a lot of Lunasmoms out there!

I knew about the phone number thingy too...my thing is why so worried about that? You can look up people's phone numbers and addresses in the PHONE BOOK.

There is a site out there though, I wish I would've saved it. But you type in your name and the state you live(d) in and it can track where you lived...providing you still use a LAN line (which I haven't used one in 4 years, so until they start publishing cell phones, no one can track me!)
post #8 of 17
I had heard that before...

here's a link where you can remove your listing.

http://www.google.com/help/pbremoval.html
post #9 of 17
Out of over 10 pages of google hits, only a couple were actually me.
post #10 of 17
There is a really interesting site called searchsystem.net I believe and you can search anyone anywhere. You can find out history of who has lived in a particular house, criminal records, marrage certificates, find out if someone ever got a speeding ticket even, everyting is on there!
post #11 of 17
holy frijoles... I just entered two variations of one of my main nicknames... one yielded a few that were me... the other one? pretty much everything that came up. Holy cow...

me thinks 'tis time for a NEW nickname!!

great... now i need to come UP with something... oh bother.

Amanda
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I would imagine I'd get lots of hits with "Yosemite"
Same here plus the location London doesn't give away much.
post #13 of 17
This is why it's important to be careful what information you give out online. Don't give out your last name (I don't see a problem with first names, they get repeated on a lot of different people anyways!) or the city you live in (unless it's a really big city).

I tend to use a different name on each message board I post on, so if someone was looking for info on me, they'd only find what I'd already posted on that board. And what did turn up when I searched wasn't much. Nothing I hadn't already told the world.

Amber
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by fatkitties
I tend to use a different name on each message board I post on, so if someone was looking for info on me, they'd only find what I'd already posted on that board.
I do that too, the only things that came up for me were things I'd written on this site.
post #15 of 17
Yikes! That is kinda skeery!! I typed in my user name for here and it just showed results for me being here. My phone # used to belong to someone else so that is what it brought up....but its still skeery~
post #16 of 17
I tried a couple of my most common SN's. One of them (hurricanejedi) I was suprised to find someone took it!! But then I read through the post and realized that it was me, just 3 years ago and forgotten .
post #17 of 17
That's crazy.... there's some one else out there that uses "Kaleetha" for a Star Wars message board.... I made it UP.... now I wonder if they stole my username cause they saw it somewhere

The rest were me.... TCS stuff and my diary. hmmm...
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