Yesterday I had a little bit of email correspondence/conversation with a friend back in Sweden. We wrote back and forth a few times, and the name of a guy was mentioned twice. That person, who was mentioned, is not someone I know. I know OF him, but it isn’t anyone I would even say HI to if I met him in the street.
Now, when I was finished with my emailing, I went over to Facebook to see how things were going there. Imagine my astonishment when the first face I see there was the guy from the email conversation [which took place in Gmail]. In the right column in FB, where they put «people you may know», this guy’s face was staring up at me.
Nothing much surprises me anymore, I’m not overly paranoid, but I’m rather curious how this is even possible. I find it utterly creepy and invasive. This guy is not connected to me in any way, we don’t have any mutual friends and I’ve never seen his face there before.
Encrypted email or leaving Facebook seem to be my options here.