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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2006, 08:56:45 pm »
Er, no, no of course not.
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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2006, 11:12:11 am »
Spunky - allow me to use my psychic powers:

He's 21, male, and from... Norway?

How ever did I guess? ???

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2006, 12:19:05 pm »
I wonder if you could sell that kinda thing on eBay to utter morons... "Find out stuff about your firends" then kiust google and if it's wrong just say some fluffy stuff about the "paranormal" stuff being an utter lie... You know, like horrorscopes.
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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2006, 01:19:25 pm »
I wonder if there's a detailed description/methodology on how to find information about people on the web. If not, that's a gap in the market.

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2006, 01:23:53 pm »
I wonder if there's a detailed description/methodology on how to find information about people on the web. If not, that's a gap in the market.

www.google.com

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2006, 02:21:54 pm »
I mean something like a detailed set of instructions or a tool that guides n00bs who want to get information on (or stalk) a person online. That could involve advanced google search, searching forums and communities (e.g. openbc, orkut), mail and phone directories, instant messengers, whois-services for domains, ... and all the other things I forgot. Could be useful.

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2006, 02:29:36 pm »
Nothing I know of which hits ALL those. Google is pretty good but it only really gets webpage information (if you were to look for XmAkInA (my old alias) you'd only find a little bit, not half as much as I'm sure there is on the internet).

I don't know of anything that searches the WhoIs database and if you could integrate a MySpace/Orkut searcher into one (easy to use) page that'd be cool =)

You might Just have a niche there, and an utter privacy scandal just waiting to happen...
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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2006, 02:38:55 pm »
I've Google-stalked people before, although not for their RL details. Its just a matter of being clever with the queries. Also a lot of 'interests' have databases of people; fanlistings etc. I'm no expert, but I can find what I need to know ;)

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2006, 02:53:06 pm »
Sounds like a business idea. It could either be a book, a tool, or even something webbased that searches in the mentioned services directly.

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2006, 04:44:54 pm »
lets all pasuse and consider the ethical ramifications of such a venture.

oh wait, lets not.

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2006, 05:13:40 pm »
Ethics?! I piss on ethics, call it a paki and hand it's personal details to every home shopping company in existence!

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2006, 05:30:16 pm »
My life has clearly been enriched by knowing you.

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2006, 05:34:01 pm »
The ethics of such a work would be up to the reader/user. It could serve as an example for how bad people do bad things on the internet.  :P And a warning to be careful with personal data.

Also there's the occasional report about HR Departments googling information on applicants...

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Re: Yet another poor soul strays into these forums...
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2006, 11:47:20 am »
I don't see any ethical problems - it'd just be like being a PI whose so lazy they don't leave their desk...
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