wheel - 4:07 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Part of that's bang on. There's a reason why I don't disclose my identity online - and why I'm careful with my kids. Teenagers/young adults don't realize that the first thing anyone does is google them before they get a job interview.
I worked at a company that in the late 90's turned down doing business with a company based on what they found online. And just last year I saw someone denied the ability to purchase a service based on something the service company found online about their past.
My wife and kids' identities I try and keep private online. Which makes it all the more ironic that the only picture of my wife online is on Google streetview - and yes, she's clearly identifiable.