Aug 16, 2009
The line separating private from public has shifted dramatically with the rise of the Internet culture. As we search and set up accounts on various social and work sites, we leave pieces of our identity behind. Data collectors have begun to stitch those pieces together to create a rough outline of our identities. A few websites, PeekYou and snitch.name among them, let users track individuals - famous and not famous at all - and get automatic updates when new pieces of the person's identity are deposited.