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A website that encourages people to share details of their online purchases with world+dog was caught exposing the complete credit card numbers of four of its users. Blippy is one of the more glaring examples of the ill-conceived social exhibitionist craze sweeping the web. On Friday, its users got a taste of that fad's dark …


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  1. David 45

    A blip?

    All this "social networking" leaves me stone cold. If folk want to expose their inane activities to all and sundry, that's fine by me but just count me out. Look what happens (and not for the first time) when things go wrong! Once the genie is out of the bottle, it's well nigh impossible to squeeze the beast back without leaving a trail of hassle and aggravation in its wake.

    1. N2


      Seems to me theres a sizeable slice of society that cant communicate without twitter and facebook

      1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

        Re: Agreed

        It's still a smaller group than those who can't communicate with proper punctuation.

        1. Number6


          N2 is probably a greengrocer and is therefore allowed to misplace apostrophe's [sic].

        2. Basic

          A title

          ^^ How many times did you check that for punctuation errors before posting?

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Idiots who use sites like this deserve everything they get.

    What sort or egotistical fucktard thinks anyone cares about what they purchased?

    More aptly, what shallow brain dead looser is interested?

    Whoever these people are I have no bloody sympathy, if you have a bizarre need to share your entire sodding life with strangers than why stop at credit card numbers.

  3. heyrick Silver badge

    Oooh, look, oh look, oh please look!

    Today I went to my local supermarket and bought a litre of milk, two cans of own-brand catfood, a Fleury Michon pork-and-rice microwave meal (bonus info - I ate that with chopsticks), a six-pack of Pepsi, and some bread which I plan to use with a generic Asian soup of some sort (packet soup, looks like it has bamboo shoots, chicken pieces, and something that looks like grated lettuce in it).


    Don't bother downvoting me. You're really sad if you get as far as reading this paragraph. Go on, go away, there's better stuff following, read the next comment. It's better than this one. BTW, I looked at Blippy's site... "WTF" just doesn't say it strongly enough.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      How about...

      ...when you skipped the first paragraph and went straight to the last one?

    2. Ian Stephenson

      Digging through your garbage

      Is that soup gluten free?

      Inquiring minds need to know!

    3. Anonymous John

      Re Oooh, look

      Read the story again. You were supposed to include your credit card details in your post.

    4. Winkypop Silver badge

      "looks like grated lettuce"

      Ooh tell me more!

      This is just sooooooooo exciting isn't it?

      Was it all sort of, you know, green?

    5. Anonymous Coward

      Yes, yes, yes...

      WHICH SUPERMARKET, dammit?

    6. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      Dude, you need to learn to cook. Your post made me fill physically sick. Do you have any idea how much salt and MSG you're consuming? And your poor taste buds...

      1. Anthony 13

        Ingredient names have been changed...

        ... to protect the innocent!

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just to clarify

    All this social networking shite the commentards are (rightly) lambasting here. It is the current evolution of the situation I remember when I was a kid, that of most people making noise of some sort because silence apparently scares them. Suddenly it's just them. Thinking. Whether it simply means they got hooked on the comfort of numbers and get too distracted by the withdrawal fear when alone to be able to appreciate their temporary luck, or whether they really begin to panic that maybe they don't actually exist - something like that idea of being part of someone else's dream, or whether they think they're, in truth, pretty thick and rather than following the advice of keeping your mouth shut if you've got nothing to say, like a Government Minister they go for the other tactic of trying to desensitise those of us who might catch on with a torrent of inanity, I don't know. But it is just a modern skin on a phenomenon that long predates IT-for-the-masses. Maybe what is happening here is people think information overload will confuse everyone they think matters, i.e. the peer group just as it does themselves, who have no idea of the totality of what they've shared, and it is akin to thinking if you can't see them, they can't see you?

  5. Anonymous John

    <Shakes head in disbelief>

    "Blippy says thousands of its users have supplied the keys to their e-mail accounts"

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    The other excellent bit... that they don't do a good job of filtering embarrassing stuff, so a lot of people end up with things like, "Web2.0Dude spent $35 at Overdrawn Balance Fee... Frequent customer."

  7. Matthew 25


    Surely this is a fubar not a snafu since they didn't go wrong before.

  8. Anonymous Coward

    Hardy McTroll Says: The web is officially dumbed down

    It's starting to seem like the Internet has become - on the "popular" side, at least - one big social experiment, where people see how much money and attention they can draw out of people, for the most inane things imaginable.

    Didn't the internet used to be an academic network? Ahh, but who cares about education, anyways, I mean this is the Take It All For Granted generation, after all. I'm not sure I'd want to see what could follow, assuming the trend will continue.

    Anonymous because this view could seem obstinately nihilistic, though I myself regard it as pretty plainly honest. At least the said "popular" bullocks aren't the only bullocks on the web. I mean, there's C-SPAN too, yay what fun.

  9. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    Never heard of Blippy before

    So I guess there really is no such thing as *bad* publicity.

    But I'm not that interested in finding out what it does or why.

  10. Brian Gannon


    Says it all really

  11. Graham Marsden

    Very interesting... but stupid!

    You bet your Blippy!

    (With apologies to Rowan and Martin ;-) )

  12. Daniel 1

    "Blippy officials"?

    There may be one or two people, calling them that, this morning.

  13. Anonymous Coward

    I just don't see the point....

    ...of all these sites where people leave pointelss comments that really don't matter....

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