Valleywag getting crap for posting my phone number

Owen Thomas of Valleywag just called me and told me that Valleywag’s readers are calling him and other bloggers there being very irate at the fact that they posted my cell phone number. What’s ironic is that I’ve shared my phone number for more than two years on my blog and on my Facebook account. Hey, feel free to give me a call. If I’m open, I’ll take the call.

I’ve actually had people be irate at ME for posting my phone number. There seems to be this weird idea that if you post your phone number you’ll have your identity stolen, or worse. Maybe that’ll happen someday, but so far so good.

75 thoughts on “Valleywag getting crap for posting my phone number

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    from my country/state.
    I registered for free with them.

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    Within half hour or so, I was able to get in touch with 10-15 girls within my locality.
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  4. Hello,

    While I was aimlessly browsing yesterday night, I came across a dating site, which had profiles
    from my country/state.
    I registered for free with them.

    Btw, the site was http://datesandcams.com

    Within half hour or so, I was able to get in touch with 10-15 girls within my locality.
    I could not believe this.
    I got hooked with some of the pretiest girls, whom I would never dare to aproach directly.

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    ————-

  5. I thought that Scoble’s identity was stolen long ago, and that the guy who posted his phone number was an imposter. But who knows…

  6. I thought that Scoble’s identity was stolen long ago, and that the guy who posted his phone number was an imposter. But who knows…

  7. Granted, it IS unorthodox to freely post your phone number on the internet, people shouldn’t be giving you flack about it. If you want to post you phone number, then by all means post it. I don’t quite understand what the big deal is to people. It’s not like you are giving their numbers out. This really makes me wonder about people.

  8. Granted, it IS unorthodox to freely post your phone number on the internet, people shouldn’t be giving you flack about it. If you want to post you phone number, then by all means post it. I don’t quite understand what the big deal is to people. It’s not like you are giving their numbers out. This really makes me wonder about people.

  9. The ONLY potential id theft issue with phone numbers is if you give out your home (ie landline) number. That’s because some shoppings sites use match the phone number you give them against your cardholder address. Cell phone numbers present no more identity theft risk than giving out your website address (less, in fact, given the WHOIS database for domains).

  10. The ONLY potential id theft issue with phone numbers is if you give out your home (ie landline) number. That’s because some shoppings sites use match the phone number you give them against your cardholder address. Cell phone numbers present no more identity theft risk than giving out your website address (less, in fact, given the WHOIS database for domains).

  11. Maclead,

    The difference is…no one calls your number, I suppose.

    Your comments are as bitter as your half-ass “business” cards.

    If we are to believe your kiddie drawings, it must be sad sitting there getting drunk representing a wine no one drinks, shilling for corporations, and…again…if your cards are accurate, spending most of your life in bars, overage and boring, trolling for girls half your age who won’t give you the time of day.

    Who’s the jackass?

  12. Maclead,

    The difference is…no one calls your number, I suppose.

    Your comments are as bitter as your half-ass “business” cards.

    If we are to believe your kiddie drawings, it must be sad sitting there getting drunk representing a wine no one drinks, shilling for corporations, and…again…if your cards are accurate, spending most of your life in bars, overage and boring, trolling for girls half your age who won’t give you the time of day.

    Who’s the jackass?

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