S: PII Book-Karen DeQuasie
FC: My PII Book About Karen DeQuasie | Jane Superstudent Media Literacy A7
1: Table of Contents Why I Chose Karen DeQuasie--p.2 What I Already Know--p.3 My Investigation--p.4 Complete PII--p.10 My Reflection--12 Bibliography--p.13
2: Why I Chose Karen DeQuasie | Karen DeQuasie is my mom's cousin. I have never met her, but knew from a few photos in our albums that she was married twice and has three girls from her first marriage. I chose her for this project because no one in my family knows what has happened to her since 1980 so I decided to see how much online PII is available about her.
3: What I Already Knew | Karen was born in 1957. She married John Seward and they had three girls: Dannette, Melisa, and Sheila. She has two half-sisters and a half brother. She lived in Iowa in the 1970s.
4: My Investigation | My first step was Facebook. As you can see, several people with the same name appeared. | This is the right person. I know that one of her half sisters is named Kellie. I also saw that she is friends with her daughters Sheila, Dannette, and Melisa.
5: Karen's profile was locked on her Facebook page, but I spent a lot of time looking at friends who are clearly her family. Some of them had a more visible profile. Melisa's profile indicates that she's a football fan. After examining Karen's page, I continued looking through the other Facebook links. The Travel Chat Facebook link was also created by Karen. From this I learned that she is the owner of a travel company. On her wall, she describes the places she's traveled. She uses the same profile pictures on both pages.
6: Still on Facebook, a list of web results from Bing include mention of her name. I found some interesting PII! The travel company she owns. How much she contributed toward Hillary Clinton's campaign!
7: Karen lives in Glendale, AZ now. She is single and has joined several social networking sites for singles. She also enjoys wine. Her birthday is February 7th.
8: Plaxo.com reveals a lot of information about Karen including her most recent address and contact information. I do not need a Facebook account to read Karen's comments. There are pages of them that show up at the bottom of Plaxo's page! | Knowing that she will not be home, it would be easy for someone to try to break into her house!
9: This picture of Karen appeared on several of the websites in Bing's search engine.
10: Karen DeQuasie's PII Born: Feb 7, 1957 Childhood: the oldest child of Bob DeQuasie. Has half sisters Kellie and Kristen, and a half brother named Bob. Married: John Seward, Daniel Bozik Children: Dannette Seward, Melisa Seward, Sheila Seward Education: -Lakewood Jr. High School, Lakewood, CO 1959-1963 -Poudre High School 1964-1966 -Ft. Collins High School, Ft. Collins, CO 1967 -Texas Christian University 1969 -University of Denver 1970 Work: -Director of Public Affairs for Pfizer Dec 1992-May 1994 -Senior VP for Fleishman Hillard June 1994-October 1997 -Independent Contractor June 1998-March 2000 -Director of Communications, Alpharma 2000-2003 -Owner of Balthasar Travel, September 1998-present
11: Hobbies and interests: -reading, cooking, golf, tennis, showing dogs, travel -joins singles clubs -loves wine -watches football -loves Facebook -Democratic -contributes money to charitable causes like the RESCUE Shelter Fund and the Wishing Well Foundation. -lives close to her daughter, Melisa, in Glendale, AZ -has lived in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, and New York
12: My Reflections | I liked this assignment because it gave me the opportunity to practice using the search strategies we've learned and the importance of keeping as much information about yourself private as you can. Even though we discussed many issues in class, this assignment gave me the opportunity to really discover how easy it is to find out a person's PII without even going to a pay site! I also liked finding out more about a member of our family. I had no idea it would be this easy! I feel like I know a lot about who Karen DeQuasie is based on all the texts she posted in Facebook and all the other information I found out about her online. While it's pretty cool, it's also kind of scary that someone you do not even know can learn a lot about you based on your online habits.
13: Bibliography "About Us." Balthasar Travel - About Us | Westchester NY Travel Agent | Maricopa County Travel Agency. Balthasar Travel , 2077. Web. 2 Feb 2011.