Jenna Wortham has a column in the New York Times demonstrating once again – as if we needed further proof – how easy it is to link up identities from different sources on the Internet:
… As digital identities become increasingly persistent across the Web, is it still possible to reinvent oneself online?
“We are all going through the uncomfortable experience of discovering just how much information about ourselves that we put out there,” said Ethan Zuckerman, a researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, who studies online expression and the digital world. “As we casually go about our business, we are leaking all kinds of data that someone can piece back together.”
Read more in the NYT.