I think the term Internet stalker is used way too freely these days. At first, I sort of felt a little creepy when I’d meet a person (a girl), and then later that day search for her on Myspace or Facebook. Google-ing her gave me these same feelings too.
However, none of that is technically stalking in the least bit. I’m being honest with you here. I really consider it research. For example, a lot of times when you apply for a job, it is not uncommon at all for employers to do RESEARCH on a particular candidate before deciding whether or not to hire him/her. Yes, often part of that research includes glancing at a Myspace profile.
The point is, the real stalkers and creeps are the ones that go beyond the Internet to find out info on people. They are the real dangerous ones. Me sitting at my computer typing in somebody’s name and finding out they like Indie rock and Grey’s Anatomy is harmless fun. It’s those motivated that types that actually leave their home that I’d be most worried about.