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For those of you pure and inexplicably self-effacing enough not to have spent hours self-Googling — alone in the house, in a ratty dressing gown with the curtains drawn — allow me to give you a step-by- step recreation of the first self-Googling session; usually conducted by a healthy, happy individual in their late twenties to early thirties with, at that point, everything to live for.
“Sigh. Might as well stay online while I wait for that e-mail. Shall I Google Tania Strecker again, and see if she ‘got’ those ‘parcels’ that I ‘sent’? Tumpety- tum. Bah. Maybe I’ll Google the word ‘poo’ again — but how I tire of ratemypoo.com.
* ! *. Maybe — I — could — Google — me. * ! *. * ! *.
“Tippety-tappety — I can’t believe I haven’t done this before! I wonder what impact I’ve made on the world?
very amusing and somewhat true, certainly for the majority of us lot.
All this generates pretty much zero traffic, but it does save writing down or reading out URLs for people I meet - I can just say "use Google".
I also say "use google" when people ask me "where can I find you".
The're always much surprised when they find me at no 1. (not so hard when you have a name like mine :-) )
They always think i'm a SEO-God, very amusing.....
I never tell them I just registered at webmasterworld because I have everything to learn about
every aspect on SEO.....
joined:July 3, 2002
Unfortunately searches for my common Scottish surname results in a multitude of genelogy sites and Americans trying to trace their Scottish roots!
how many people out their own www.yourname.com?
Some damn dirty MS software engineer has mine! :(
Yes, i admit: i love to self google! I'm still #1-#3 of 52,100 results! Not bad, he!? ;-)
And the found pages 1. are not my own pages and 2. reflect perfectly what i'm doing for hobby ... no buz bla bla, no self promo, no dummy guestbook entries ... hoaw, hoaw, hoaw! :)
joined:Oct 23, 2002
Last week while watching an episode of 'Push, Navada' on ABC the bad guy is asking for a background check on the shows main character - Jim Proofrock. When his cronies begin to give lame and generic background info he cuts them off and states: "If I wanted that kind of background check I could have Googled him myself"!
I did not but it did open my eyes to how personal privacy issues can be easily compromised without your consent/knowledge. Alumni Associations, high school yearbooks going online. I do google myself, yes I do, to make sure that my own privacy is preserved. Like I need someone who's as good as me at this stuff finding out that I am enrolled in a 'How to Overcome Your Fear of Potholes' class at the local rec center!