When you're talked about as though you're not there ;)

A random stranger blogged about me recently as though I wouldn’t know about it. But I’ve got Google alerts set up, you see.

The moment she hit “publish” on her blog, Google sent me an email about:

http://about-the-arts.blogspot.com/2007/11/inhibitions.html

She wasn’t bitching about me or anything. If anything it’s on the positive side. But I found it so interesting. As I was reading it, I felt like

  • I was a strange side character in an episode from someone else’s life story.
  • An unlikely window opened into the story of my life.

I never expected my random conversation in social contexts could affect someone in that way.

Why did she have to use my full name anyway. Did she secretly want me to read that? If so, I guess using just “Khailee” is also fine (I have Google Alerts set up for everything I do or work on).

I decided not to leave a comment, or let her know I stumbled upon her blog. It would steal the honestly away from her journal.

And if she ends up reading about THIS blog post of mine about her, that’ll be pretty funny…

On a related note, a friend once complained that she felt her privacy was invaded by cameraphone wielding bloggers and the internet.

I’d like to think it can be a good thing…

Knowing that your antics can be easily recorded and shared across the world (in a matter of moments via a facebook photo tag?) would make you less likely to do things you don’t want people to know about.

As much as the internet gives you avenues for social anonymity, it seems social accountability is part of the package.

12 comments on “When you're talked about as though you're not there ;)

  1. Qian November 19, 2007 4:58 am

    khai lee… what did u do to the poor girl la. kesian dia aje

  2. khailee November 19, 2007 8:29 am

    i dont really have any memory of her.. im innocent..

  3. soraya November 19, 2007 11:49 am

    khailee with his musician, director friends, you know, the drinking sort. hahaha!.

    i think i know the girl in the picture with her tho. she just came to bristol uni(where i am)

  4. saran November 19, 2007 12:20 pm

    khailee love, i absolutely am happy you love that picture i took of you at rainforest.

    i know her..she was with out group – we all didn’t really click with her sadly because she was leonard’s friend =/

    we all had…issues with her.

    she won the writing competition, congrats to her tho!

    BUT, how can you call rainforest a drinking fest!!!!! 🙁 it’s a bloody music festival with drinking on the SIDE +_+

    grrrrr. nono, she should not kutuk rainforest, and should not kutuk us wearing skimpy dressing – bugger if u see the way we sweat of course la we dress skimpy!? barely skimpy even +_+ being practical.

    KHAILEE WHERE’S UR MSN I WANNA TALK TO U. hmph.

    saran not happy. how can people kutuk rainforest and tag it as beer fest!!!!! rowr.

    we DID have a good time, didn’t we!

  5. Sam November 19, 2007 1:19 pm

    Omg, that was funny.

    Eh, you gotta teach me how you track ppl 🙂

  6. Jon Boy November 19, 2007 3:57 pm

    woah! How do you do that? With the google tracking thingy?

  7. khailee November 19, 2007 4:30 pm

    hey saran dear, yes the foto is fab. u are now my official photographer haha. dun worry abt her, u skimpy lil sweaty dumpling. we have fun no matter what ppl say 😉

    anyhoo i dont use IM but ill write u an email soon… havent spoken to ya in ages!!

    //

    FYI for tracking blog conversations, go to blogsearch.google.com and look at the left sidebar. have fun!

  8. Juria November 21, 2007 9:26 am

    The girl wants to be acknowledged.

  9. Vincent Liew November 24, 2007 1:19 pm

    I think you impressed her…

    you quite mean ah…

  10. Marvie November 28, 2007 7:22 am

    haha! khaileee im going to mention u … but i am going to write that in tagalog 😛

    THis only means you are an interesting person. And thanks for the tips of tracking blog conversation… im gonna try that now now!

    See u soon!

  11. crissy December 9, 2007 4:05 pm

    Surprise, she found it. I struggled a bit with it before typing this. I’ve made a bad impression what, 2, 3 times?

    First of all, I’m sorry. It didn’t occur to me about the whole typing the whole name thingy. I am new to blogging and I will NEVER do that ever again. Who knew that it could spiral into such a mess.

    To Saran, I’m sorry for all the grief I put you girls through, whatever it was.

    Sorry again. Really. Okay now, you guys can erase all memory of me and we can happily skip merrily away to the direction we were going before.

  12. ming December 10, 2007 7:01 am

    1 point for social accountability and community!

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