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Old 06-27-08, 10:29 AM   #1
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how googleable are you?

Anyone else keep tabs on their name via google? I do, I never quite know when I might be job-hunting, or a job might be hunting me, so I like to know what is out there. I keep an eye on Google, MSN, and a couple other biggies.

Mostly, my work, my blog, my work blog, LinkedIn, etc. come up along with a few people that are not me.

However, just in:
I am [not] pleased to announce that some very great quotes from a friend's website now appear in the top 5 listings:
  • "I wonder if sperm get drunk"
  • "All I wanted to do was [blank] you, Kate." (which sounds dirty, but its about a card game)
And if you click on one of those links you get a myrad of others:
  • ”Why are your nuts on my ass?” (referring to a can of honey roasted nuts)
  • ”Are you ready? This is going to be ORGASMIC” (Washing my friend's hair with herbal essences after dying it)

Yowzer. I think something needs to be done about that.

So, what comes up when you google your name?
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Old 06-27-08, 10:33 AM   #2
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I get a bunch of people that aren't me.
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I have a total of 7 listings. Facebook, triathlon results, 5k results, and the community college I work(ed) at.
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Old 06-27-08, 10:36 AM   #5
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LinkedIn and other who share my name. I lead a very boring life.
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Nobody shares my full name. I know all 7 people who share my last name.
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Anyone else keep tabs on their name via google? I do, I never quite know when I might be job-hunting, or a job might be hunting me, so I like to know what is out there. I keep an eye on Google, MSN, and a couple other biggies.

Mostly, my work, my blog, my work blog, LinkedIn, etc. come up along with a few people that are not me.


However, just in:
I am [not] pleased to announce that some very great quotes from a friend's website now appear in the top 5 listings:
  • "I wonder if sperm get drunk"
  • "All I wanted to do was [blank] you, Kate." (which sounds dirty, but its about a card game)
And if you click on one of those links you get a myrad of others:
  • ”Why are your nuts on my ass?” (referring to a can of honey roasted nuts)
  • ”Are you ready? This is going to be ORGASMIC” (Washing my friend's hair with herbal essences after dying it)

Yowzer. I think something needs to be done about that. :twit chy:

So, what comes up when you google your name?
for your sake, i hope you have a common, and somewhat boring name.
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Old 06-27-08, 10:42 AM   #9
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for your sake, i hope you have a common, and somewhat boring name.
unfortunately not.
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Old 06-27-08, 10:42 AM   #10
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The usual, race results (tri & MTB), bio page on bike club sites, some volunteer stuff I do....
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Old 06-27-08, 10:46 AM   #11
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I share my name with a programmer. The programmer is know for games like Miner 2049er. Among other things... Spider-Man. So good luck finding stuff on me.

Since I'm in the computer industry, should I put a disclaimer on my resume ? "Not THAT Mike..."
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Old 06-27-08, 10:47 AM   #12
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if you google my first and last, almost the whole first page is me, and 28k results

race results
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and leather chrissy???
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Old 06-27-08, 10:47 AM   #13
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my name comes up, but none of them are me. I am several doctors, a student from missouri, and I have an award named after me.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:01 AM   #14
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I posted this a couple of weeks ago in the "employer asked for myspace page" thread:

I googled myself to see what a potential employer might find. Here are just a few of the things I learned about myself:

I'm a professional musician, not big but there are a lot of web sites that mention me. I have clothing (including thongs!) with my logo you can buy at CafePress.

I have numerous entries at Facebook, LinkedIn, Classmates, MySpace, etc.

I'm the victim of a drive-by shooting. (I died).

I have a web page with pictures using Play-Doh to depict very disturbing scenes, using a fake knife and fake blood (or are they?).

I'm an MMA fighter! Unfortunately my record is 0-1.

I worked for the DMV and died in a car accident.

I'm an RN. (That doesn't sound right.)

I'm the victim of an unsolved murder.

Apparently I've lived and died many lives. I went through 20 pages of me, and not a single entry was actually me (well, except being the victim of an unsolved murder, but that's in the future). I am anonymous.

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Old 06-27-08, 11:04 AM   #15
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I'm 41, and my father (same name) has more hits than me. I have a few here and there. Mostly aviation related and computing stuff where I don't mind if people know my real name.

I like it that way. The last thing I need is a prospective employer finding my Modern Drunkard Magazine account.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:05 AM   #16
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upon googling myself I just had to pull my account several places
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Old 06-27-08, 11:07 AM   #17
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woops, I'm also an embezzler that can't make bail.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:07 AM   #18
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I have a pretty uncommon name, Darwin is actually my first name, with a relatiuvely common last name.

There are a few of us out there.

For the few with the same name out there, how anyone can figure out which of them would be me is a mystery, since some of them that are me, are me in a "previous life" in which I held beliefs I no longer hold to...

I have a psychological makeup that leads me to be a bit of a chameleon.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:09 AM   #19
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Apparently I'm a V.P. of Stategic (his spelling, not mine) Sales at CBS Radio. Glad he's not in the print media.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:09 AM   #20
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I used my real name instead of jsharr. Who knew that Swedish Bikini Team would get so many hits. oops, dang it, now ya'll know my true identity. Better change names again.
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unfortunately not.
then i hope your future employers are not computer literate.
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Old 06-27-08, 11:14 AM   #23
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How about 25 pages?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...e&start=0&sa=N
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Old 06-27-08, 11:15 AM   #24
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First and last name, there appear to be three of us who share that combo (that ain't dead).
First name, middle initials, last name, and I'm the only one.
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I share my name with a programmer. The programmer is know for games like Miner 2049er.
Ah, Miner 2049er used to be my favorite game in the whole world back when I played video games!!

I Google my name sometimes and have never come up with anything, ever. I didn't realize I was such an oddity in that regard!

We Google each other at work sometimes but we find interesting (and highly inappropriate) things, so we stop doing it regularly.

When I used to have a 'blog, I could track what terms people Googled to find my 'blog. The weirdest hit was someone who searched: "Mary Kate and Ashley Olson topless in bikinis." That search entry resulted in my 'blog being the first hit. And I have no idea why! The only terms I ever used out of that whole sentence were "and" and "in."
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