I have some stuff online, facebook, myspace, this blog (obviously), so I thought I'd go see what spokeo says about me. I put my name in the search and here's what it says about me:
First of all, our last name is spelled wrong. They have it as "Vandeboogaard" instead of "van de Boogaard." It says I am a male- WRONG, a virgo- WRONG, a homeowner- WRONG, have lived here for 3 years- WRONG, and have only a high school education- WRONG. Also, it gives an estimated home value of over a million dollars (it's a nice house, but I'm pretty sure it's not worth that much) but says the neighborhood is "below average." I don't know about you, but in my mind "million dollar homes" does not usually mean "below average neighborhood."
My profile based on the information they got correct reads like this:
I'm a Caucasian in my mid-20s who is in a relationship, has kids, and lives in a house. Really personal huh?
That's what you get if you search my name. If you search my e-mail it says I have 21 blogs (seriously? I barely have enough time to blog here) and I'm on 7 social networking sites- wrong again. If you search my other e-mail it says my name is elshag and that I'm on 41 social networking sites. I wasn't even aware that 41 networking sites exist.
I would say "nice try spokeo" but really? It's like they didn't even try. I can get more accurate information if I google myself. You can pay a monthly fee if you want more information but based on the free "information" I'm going to take a wild guess that it's not worth it. I guess the moral here is, if you're interested in becoming a crazy internet stalker, spokeo is not the way to go.