Every time I see story about people searching for people on the Internet and that people are shocked to learn this is going on shocks me.
(I swear I have written that line before. Oh wait, I have)
Seriously, we search for everything online so it should not be shock that others are searching for us online.
I was out with some friends for dinner and it was clear that one person at the table had used Google to find stuff about me. How do I know? They knew stuff no one else did and could only have gotten it from a blog post, news article or Facebook.
And I was OK with it.
Folks, this happens every day.
Below is an interview from CNBC “Is Your Dr. "Googling" You?”
I would expect patients are using Google to check on their doctor so why would the doctor not be doing this to a patient?
Dr. Deborah Peel calls it snooping. Really? Snooping to me is going through someone’s diary, garbage or email. Looking for stuff online in the public domain is called research.
So I can have anyone in the world look at my Facebook profile but a doctor should stay away? I dunno about that.