If you've got a kid of a certain age, you know the joke making the rounds:
Q: How do you wake up Lady Gaga?
A: You Poker Face.
There's a new information aggregator site out there. I saw a Snopes tweet about it yesterday. And then I headed over, first to Snopes and then to Spokeo.
Go ahead and search for your name on Spokeo. And then come back.
You back? Is your heart racing? Yeah, mine did, too.
I did the opting out for me and mine. Only, get this, I've yet to hear back from them. What does that mean? Well, I'm guessing I just gave the assholes at Spokeo an email address to go along with all the other information about me they have compiled. Can there be any other explanation as to why I've not received the promised email information about how to complete the demand that they remove my information from public searches?
Yes, information is out there to be had. Of course it is. But do we have to make it so easy for people to know precisely where I live and how old I am and if I have children and how many live in my house and what types of cars are in my driveway?
They misnamed their company. They are Spookeo, man. And they suck.
[Photo courtesy Dailymail.co.uk.]