Oh sure, you hear a whole lot about Identity Theft, but what about Identity Sale?
When asked recently by Czeltic Girl about Metafilter, I confessed that it’s been quite a while since I’ve been a regular visitor, so when I checked I learned that I am Metafilter user 577 (since March 8, 2000 anyway!)
Most of the people I know have numbers that are a zillion times higher than those, which got me thinking… Maybe I should auction off my identity/user numbers? I mean, just think of the credibility you’d get if you could say “Yeah, I’ve been using Metafilter since 2000, I’m user number 577” or “Slashdot? Yeah, I practically helped start it! I’m user number 871…”
I’m tellin’ ya, fame, fortune, beatiful cars, fast women, prosthetic forearms, they could all be yours… Just make me an offer…