Thursday, January 22, 2009
Peek-a-Boo, I See You
I am so out of the loop in terms of connecting via the Internet (i.e. Twitter, Facebook and the like…). It’s a miracle I ever started blogging.
Anyway, I inadvertently discovered yet another means to connect (stalk?) while I was trying to figure out how a certain someone found my blog.
It’s called PeekYou.
And lordy, lordy - I’m on it!
Yup, a rather sketchy profile has been created for me - but not by me. I’d never heard of the site before nor ever registered to be on it. And you must register to edit a profile. Since my age is given as 251 years, I was curious enough to click on “Edit Profile.” Access denied. (Trust me – I am not that old and if I was, I’d be a bit of a celebrity now, wouldn’t I?)
Apparently other people can create your profile and then track your activity on the web. My son pointed out that the likely culprit is a web crawler, trolling the Internet and coming up with profile information from other sites (i.e. Blogger). Still, people have the option of doing this as well.
If I’m mistaken about this, feel free to correct me - and I’m addressing either the person or organization responsible for adding me to the site. I only gave the PeekYou “faq” page a cursory glance.
Big Brother (or Sister) is watching you – and me….
Check it out – see if you’ve been Peeked or Poked or whatever.
And, no, I did not create a profile for anyone while I was there.
I am not a stalker.