On the same subject I wanted to mention a few other non invasive sites useful for monitoring people’s information. This is good for making sure your kid’s info is staying off the net or seeing what your friends are up to. Yesterday I talked about a passive way of being notified when new info pops up using Google Alerts. The sites below are more of an active search for information about a name or email address. Now before you read on I should say a couple of extra things. First off I recommend using your own name to try out these sites. Most people are surprised at the amount of info that shows up. Second have some perspective when you see it all. Many people say they do not have any info on the net and then I ask them if they are in the phonebook. They say yes and of course that means their info is also on the web. This annoys some but it was info that the person was not upset with being available in the first place. Perspective is useful. And now on to the list.
Note: Special thanks to Diane Robb for her help getting the photo of Doug Larson.