Monday, November 19, 2001, 9:04:03 AM, you wrote:
MM> This may not be the place for it, but I've always given false information
MM> for any such registration process. I was born in 1970 in the Falkland
MM> Islands, I'm in the lowest income group, I have absolutely no hobbies,
MM> never buy online, and my ZIP code is 90210.
MM> All false, of course.
MM> But they probably don't have any targeted advertising for Falkland Islands :)
MM> Do many of you do that too?
Indeed. But I don't discriminate against just websites. I also do
this on grocery store frequent buyer clubs, ordering pizza, and
magazine subscriptions. billg has received a few Safeway Club Cards
from me, and most people still give you a funny look when you give a
very assumed name when ordering a sandwich (tuna on rye
It can be a useful technique for more than just identity hiding. I
would give a fake title at most of the technical conferences I've
attended, and then proceeded to see how they sell my name based upon
the mail I receive with the fake title.
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