I remember the year that I was scheduled to have a rather invasive,yet common surgical procedure. So, in my search for information I joined a group of women who already had the surgery or were preparing for the procedure.
This online group requested your date of surgery, name etc. The networking was great and information was rich. It was all women who had “been there and done that,”
Well, I must say I was surprised two years later when I Googled my name and my membership in this organization surfaced. Oh, my, It is a good thing that I have even done presentations and shared the fact that I had this surgery. But suppose I had not? Suppose I was a very private person?
I know you are probably saying well, I should not have joined an online support group. That’s true but this was way before my blogging days. I just did not know any better.
The memory of this entire episode of discovery all came back to me when I read a note from Beverly Mahone, founder of Boomer Diva Nation. She informed us that a cousin of hers had written a post on how to get rid of your personal information on online databases.
Well, this is one of the best posts I have read on the subject. It is a well written jaw dropping piece of work. You can tell that the two of them are related, Beverly is a Journalist and her cousin has a background in Stock Trading and Online Investigations.