Using my full first and last name, on the first page of Google I saw a link to "mylife" (never heard of the site before) giving name, location, and age for myself, sister, brother, father, mother, and grandfather. (This was one of those HOLY COW moments.) Second page had a review for a flintlock I had posted up some years ago.
Using my more typical first name (the shortened version), there was my facebook page (nothing surprising there), an interview that was done with me... seven years ago? about a game I was project lead for, some Civil War stuff, and a picture of me out in a desert.
I guess I'm relieved that that's "all" there is about me out there on the first three pages of a google search, but it's certainly not a comfortable feeling to realize just how much is out there. And it's frighteningly simple to link up things like account names to real names, particularly with the advent of facebook.
So, what are your thoughts on the privacy of the internet? Is it gone and irretrievable in this day and age? Is it better to merely accept rather than to fight it? Is it necessarily a bad thing?