Googling Yourself.

  1. Admit it! Have you ever googled yourself? I have. I'm on the Internet a bunch of times, with both my maiden (and legal) last name and my married last name.
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  2. Poll: Have you ever googled yourself?

    • Yes

      75.86% 22
    • No- why would I?

      3.45% 1
    • No- but you just gave me the idea!

      20.69% 6
    29 Votes
  3. 18 Comments

  4. by   Katnip
    I never even though of it before. So what happens?
  5. by   Catsmeow
    lol, yes I've done it to see how much info was available.... but for my maiden name there's a famous author by the same name.. so those results basically obliterate any of mine, which is good. My married name, 'nuthin really comes up but some book reviews I wrote on amazon.com

    Cats
  6. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from cyberkat
    I never even though of it before. So what happens?
    It depends. Sometimes nothing comes up. If your name appears on anything that's been made into a pdf, lots of times you'll find yourself there. Of course, people who do lots of research or are in the public eye for whatever reason will have lots of results.
  7. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Catsmeow
    lol, yes I've done it to see how much info was available.... but for my maiden name there's a famous author by the same name.. so those results basically obliterate any of mine, which is good. My married name, 'nuthin really comes up but some book reviews I wrote on amazon.com

    Cats
    A successful interior designer and the illustrator of children's books both have my maiden name, too, so I usually have to plow through lots of results to find myself.
  8. by   leslie :-D
    i googled my current name and came up w/677 results; only 2 pertained to me.
    one was a comment i made on this board and the other was my mom's obituary.
    most of the others w/my name, were obituaries.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yep and I must be nobody. My name produced nothing at all linked to me.
  10. by   futureTMA
    Yeah, I've done it, but mostly out of privacy concerns. My name is not very common even though I share it with a capital city. Of course, this skewers the results (unless you use quotes) but there's little on me.
  11. by   Katnip
    Huh. I just googled myself. Hundreds and hundreds of hits on my names...my formal name and two nicknames, lol.

    I did my maiden name and got a lot less...a world champion body builder-definitely not me, an arm wrestler...not the same person...and a blog in England among a few others.
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    The oddest was a photo of a headstone of a person who died in 1872 with my name on it!
  13. by   mercyteapot
    The funniest one with my name is some woman who has donated lots of rubber bands to a rubber band ball project.
  14. by   Jessy_RN
    I'm not on google.
  15. by   Fonenurse
    Sadly there's lots of stuff about me - about 9 pages - and it's all work I have done etc. Guess I should be proud, but a bit of me thinks it just makes me an easily traceable workaholic - hey ho!!

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