The use of linguistic identity markers to track down bloggers. You can run – but you can’t hide! The idea that bloggers can remain anonymous could never be further from the truth. There are many ways that your identity can be tracked down. The same applies to blog commentors and forum trolls. There is a trail of breadcrumbs that drops from your pockets all the way along the internet!
Let’s start first with how to track down the owner of a site – I can use a real example here – I needed to find the owner of a disused domain creamchargers.org.uk for a client that wished to purchase it. The reason being that they sold whipped cream chargers on various sites but were keen to get hold of the exact match for SEO purposes they already woned a few sites with catchy whipped cream themed names but wanted to nail the number one spot with the “chargers” in the title. Read the full article »