1. Someone who didn’t like my column in a Hong Kong newspaper once spoofed my email address to send inter-racial porn with white supremacist commentary to a number of newsgroups where those sorts of views weren’t going to go down well.

    Back then — over a decade now — these things weren’t archived so well so I was able to have them deleted from archives. How do you explain to a prospective employer that those racist postings only look like they came from your email address?

  2. Ah yes, the Paris Hilton Factor. Why Paris? Because she embodies everything about We Media and the branding of ourselves as protostars (baby stars). We now have to live with the same scrutiny that a celebrity has. Yessir, Google as Paparazzi. Would that be Digerazzi? Anyway, We The Public as media entities, entertaining the masses with our normal daily boring lives.

    Remind me not to rank and rate reviews of rehab day spas, post up my sex tapes to a private hosting service, or comment on some whacko religious cult site that I belong to. Oops. Too late. 😛

    Andy Warhol should’ve extrapolated out – In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes… with their own blog, a YouTube channel, Flickr friends, Facebook profile, Google ranking of +6 or above, Alexa rating of 1, 3500 trackbacks and 4 million media impressions. That will soon be everyone’s reality, not just us webby 2.0 heads.

    Anyway Steven, any employer who thinks you are stupid enough to post white supremacist crap under your own name is not smart enough to employ you. Cos we all know you as KKKlanMan. 🙂

    But I shouldn’t joke. Identity theft is one of the three big issues I’m often asked to talk on. OpenID won’t come even close to solving it. And think of Flickr and TypePad et al deleting peoples content in the last couple of weeks due to deliberate identity (and content) theft!

    I spoke at WebJam last week, saying we need to set up an organisation to educate about these issues. Let’s see how far we get… 🙂

  3. The price of popularity for Mulley.Net when I tried to access this morning

    This account has been suspended.
    Either the domain has been overused, or the reseller ran out of resources.

  4. Hmmm. Works fine for me, right now. Maybe you have a filter on? But the post with naughty words in the title disappeared off Google but his other one is now 2nd. Sky Handling Partners must be pulling their hair out. Anyone seen a formal response from them yet?

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