Yeah, sure, facebook stalking is creepy. As are the equivalent non-facebook things.
But…sometimes I’m just curious how much information I can find out about someone online. Not because I want to abuse it. I probably won’t even talk to the person. More just because I’m curious how much you can find out just using google…basically as a game. It’d be amusing and perfectly acceptable if it wasn’t real people. (e.g., comic book characters, etc..)
The reason this is on my mind? I got curious about another grad student. I would imagine anyone could have followed the trail I found. Despite the grad student not having any personal details posted about themselves, his parents’ church posted something about when he graduated from high school. A few google searches following up on the parents and moments later I’ve landed at his dad’s blog.
That was about the point I’d realized I’d accidentally crossed the creepy threshold.