Birthday tracking?

I’ve encountered a birthday-related idea that I can’t get behind. Sorry. It’s an online database of people’s birthdays. BirthDatabase.com wants to let you enter the first and last name of a friend, co-worker, or relative, as well as their approximate age, and find out on what day their birthday falls.

I’m not against someone wanting to celebrate me — uhm, I mean with me — but couldn’t they just ask me when my birthday is? The idea of someone going online to track public records to find out my birthday is creepy to me.

flickr/robjewitt

flickr/robjewitt

Fortunately, the database didn’t find me. Zero public records found. I’ll worry about what that means on another day. No need to get all existential about it, right?

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