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CosmicPal
08-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Personas (http://personas.media.mit.edu/personasWeb.html)

M.I.T. students came up with this colorful way to reveal your digital history online.

Katipan
08-27-2009, 01:36 PM
God bless MIT students with no better problems to solve.

Still pretty neat.
And accurate.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/6461/mer.th.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/mer.jpg/)

Frosty
08-27-2009, 01:38 PM
Cool. Apparently I am an NHL goalie, a trombonist and a lead singer for a band I have never heard of, as well as a trumpet player in a high school marching band.

Who knew? :shrug:

Katipan
08-27-2009, 01:41 PM
There are only like 3 chicks in the US with my name. And one of them is involved with drugs in some way.

I'm appalled.

Ari Chi3fs
08-27-2009, 01:41 PM
I saw this last night.

Apparently, I am gay. A screenwriter for Eagle Eye... a swimmer for U Tennessee along with the real stuff about my name.

I have a pretty common name, relatively speaking, but about 50% of the information that came through, was my online trail.

Katipan
08-27-2009, 01:41 PM
No nevermind. Just illegal stuff. whew.

Jilly
08-27-2009, 01:42 PM
where's the explanation at?

Rain Man
08-27-2009, 01:43 PM
I just get a message that says to increase my screen size, but it's as big as it's going to get. I'm traumatized and feel that I'm not part of the club.

Otter
08-27-2009, 01:44 PM
There are only like 3 chicks in the US with my name. And one of them is involved with drugs in some way.

I'm appalled.

There's only 3 or 4 people with my name. Ran it twice and received totally opposite results the second time compared to the first.

I'm guessing this still needs some fine tuning.

Katipan
08-27-2009, 01:47 PM
There's only 3 or 4 people with my name. Ran it twice and received totally opposite results the second time compared to the first.

I'm guessing this still needs some fine tuning.

I definitely see my trail in mine. The sports throws me off. Only thing I ever did online with sports and my name I left off my last name. Unless they go allllll the way back to newspapers when I was running track but I doubt it. So apparently theres another badass Karen out there.

Fuck.

Jilly
08-27-2009, 01:49 PM
Mine gives equal coloring to: online, news, art
And then equal coloring to: fame, domestic, social, religious

Does what color it is matter or placement on the line?

SLAG
08-27-2009, 01:51 PM
pretty neat..

Otter
08-27-2009, 01:52 PM
Mine gives equal coloring to: online, news, art
And then equal coloring to: fame, domestic, social, religious

Does what color it is matter or placement on the line?

I think color is just a visual representation of a category.

Green = illegal

MikeMaslowski
08-27-2009, 01:53 PM
I just get a message that says to increase my screen size, but it's as big as it's going to get. I'm traumatized and feel that I'm not part of the club.

Weird..mine too and I'm on a 40 inch televison monitor.

wilas101
08-27-2009, 01:53 PM
I have no digital traces.


i wonder if I'm about to "have an accident"?

Katipan
08-27-2009, 01:54 PM
Mine gives equal coloring to: online, news, art
And then equal coloring to: fame, domestic, social, religious

Does what color it is matter or placement on the line?

I think just size of the category matters.
Imagine that. My domestic is only slightly overshadowed by the news.

Jilly
08-27-2009, 01:55 PM
Mine gives equal coloring to: online, news, art
And then equal coloring to: fame, domestic, social, religious

Does what color it is matter or placement on the line?


why would it be different the second time? This time it has, religious as overwhelming part of it, sports, Military?, medicine, education, legal all equal for the rest? Weird.

morphius
08-27-2009, 01:56 PM
No Digital Trace Can be Found

Otter
08-27-2009, 01:58 PM
why would it be different the second time? This time it has, religious as overwhelming part of it, sports, Military?, medicine, education, legal all equal for the rest? Weird.

Exactly. That's why I said I think it needs some fine tuning. I did a Google search of my name and get a total of 10 hits.

It's not like it's being overwhelmed with data.

DaneMcCloud
08-27-2009, 01:58 PM
why would it be different the second time? This time it has, religious as overwhelming part of it, sports, Military?, medicine, education, legal all equal for the rest? Weird.

This is like one of those photo booths in Vegas where you and your significant other take a picture and the machine produces a picture of your offspring.

Of course, the picture looks like neither one of you but scares you away from having children with that person.

:D

Stewie
08-27-2009, 02:01 PM
My gf has a unique name and everything that came up during the "search" had to do with her work, patents mostly. There was equal weighting for sports, religion, etc. that had nothing to do with the four references it found. This is stupid.

Jilly
08-27-2009, 02:01 PM
Just googled my name and had no idea what was out there about me.

Stewie
08-27-2009, 02:06 PM
Just googled my name and had no idea what was out there about me.

Fortunately I share my name with a professor of aerospace engineering at a prestigious university. I'm an engineer for an aerospace company and have published articles and patents.

The prof is my shadow persona. Wasn't me, it was him.

tooge
08-27-2009, 02:08 PM
I guess I am the foremost expert on model airplanes and other models of scale. I'll see if that gets me any free drinks this weekend.

ziggysocki
08-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Many peeps share my name... It was all over the map. However, when I google my name I found out that I am a rather large black porn star. Sweet.

Jilly
08-27-2009, 02:11 PM
wow, even articles I've written for the newsletter are out there. ok, I'm officially weirded out, computer.

Otter
08-27-2009, 02:11 PM
I guess I am the foremost expert on model airplanes and other models of scale. I'll see if that gets me any free drinks this weekend.

You're so getting laid.

Don't forget to print it out and carry it in your wallet as proof.

keg in kc
08-27-2009, 02:12 PM
27 references to sift through, none of them were me as far as I can tell.

DaFace
08-27-2009, 02:13 PM
Doesn't work very well when you have a common first name and a semi-common last name.

Otter
08-27-2009, 02:16 PM
Doesn't work very well when you have a common first name and a semi-common last name.

John O'Smith ?

Sofa King
08-27-2009, 02:19 PM
I just get a message that says to increase my screen size, but it's as big as it's going to get. I'm traumatized and feel that I'm not part of the club.

i hear ya... stupid increasing size... i have a 22 inch monitor... but whatever..

Kerberos
08-27-2009, 02:21 PM
I am a backup DT for the RAMS :banghead:

DaFace
08-27-2009, 02:24 PM
John O'Smith ?

You guessed it! :eek:

seclark
08-27-2009, 02:24 PM
f@ckin thing bluescreened on me...had to reboot.
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Coach
08-27-2009, 02:24 PM
I wonder what would happen if someone put in their name as "Oh Shit"

Coach
08-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Heh

"OH SHIT IS MY FAVORITE SONG FROM THE BUZZCOCKS, SO OF COURSE I'LL LIKE THE LIVE VERSION"

rageeumr
08-27-2009, 02:31 PM
OK I'm a little creeped out. While it was searching, it displayed a quote that demonpenz had on his geocities page about me. I'm pretty sure he hasn't edited that thing in like 8 years.

Otter
08-27-2009, 02:31 PM
f@ckin thing bluescreened on me...had to reboot.
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Heh, are you running Windows 98?

Count Zarth
08-27-2009, 02:31 PM
I got nothing.

seclark
08-27-2009, 02:40 PM
Heh, are you running Windows 98?

it aint even color!
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Pestilence
08-27-2009, 02:45 PM
****** ******* IS JUST SUCH A CHAP, STRAIGHT AS A GUN BARREL, BUT A LITTLE TOO TRUSTING, HENCE WHY HE HAS BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THIS WHOLE NIGHTMARE

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 02:46 PM
Oh...and another odd thing. On Myspace....I've found 2 other guys with the same name as mine. One of those guys has the EXACT same name as me....first, middle and last.....and he was born 6 days before I was.

keg in kc
08-27-2009, 02:47 PM
Oh...and another odd thing. On Myspace....I've found 2 other guys with the same name as mine. One of those guys has the EXACT same name as me....first, middle and last.....and he was born 6 days before I was.That's pretty freaky.

Otter
08-27-2009, 02:53 PM
it aint even color!
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Where's the mouse? :D

DaneMcCloud
08-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Oh...and another odd thing. On Myspace....I've found 2 other guys with the same name as mine. One of those guys has the EXACT same name as me....first, middle and last.....and he was born 6 days before I was.

Separated at birth

Pestilence
08-27-2009, 02:58 PM
Separated at birth

If we are.....then I got all the looks....and that's not saying much.

Detoxing
08-27-2009, 03:10 PM
Sweet. I am a UFO novelist apparently.

Katipan
08-27-2009, 03:18 PM
Sweet. I am a UFO novelist apparently.

Are you any good?

CosmicPal
08-27-2009, 03:19 PM
Sweet. I am a UFO novelist apparently.

What exactly is a UFO novelist? Does that mean nobody believes you ever wrote anything? :shrug: