24 March 2005
It ain't me, babe
N. Z. Bear warns of the dangers of Google's reverse telephone-directory lookup.
In the past I've not found such things particularly reliable, but I duly plugged in the ten digits anyway, and found, to my surprise, that I live in a duplex north of 23rd and Ann Arbor.
Also, that I'm a girl.
(Neither my alternate number nor my wireless number produced results.) Posted at 6:30 AM to PEBKAC
In one of my classes, a young lady was railing against the fact that someone could type your address into Google and get a map to your place.
I commented that something like that there was another entity where you could find a person's name and address, and even their location. In fact, it had been around for years; it was called "The Phone Book."
What's worse, they've been searchable online for quite some time. :)
Incidentally, someone called today to speak to the young lady who doesn't have that number anymore.