They know everything about you
I've set up "google alerts" so that I get an email whenever google find a new mention of things like MindZinger, Essay Institute or my name. It's a great way to keep tabs on what is going on out there in cyberspace.
I got a google alert today regarding my name and a new "people search" site called "pipl". When my name was entered into this website, it pulled up all kinds of information I wasn't pleased about being accessible to everyone--especially my US address over the past 5 years!
Interestingly enough, this blog didn't show up on "pipl" because I make a point of never listing my first and last name together. I also try to only use the first names of friends when I write here for "privacy's" sake.
On an unrelated topic, tonight Agi and I had a very interesting experience visiting Budapest's biggest mosque. Agi's cousin has embraced Islam (as she put it) and she invited us over to meet her friends and celebrate a Ramadan dinner. Excellent food! Stimulated by our experience, Agi and I discussed all kinds of related interesting cultural and religious topics on the tram ride home. The mosque reminded us a lot of our trip to Egypt two years ago. Ciao.