Luisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2577 posts, RR: 29 Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
This morning I was pretty bored in front of my PC and decided to go to google.com and search for my name. I couldn't find any webpage that talked about me, but I did find a guy who was my exact name who also lives here in Caracas and is 2 years older than me! pretty weird, huh?
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
I googled myself eons ago, and I turned out to be a financial planner in Scottsdale, AZ. Oddly, when I googled myself again about a year ago, he disappeared off the face of the earth. It made me wonder ... to Brazil?
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
I did...and I got some results, that indeed dealt with me, not somebody that bears the same name. It didn't come as a surprise, having published a book and some other stuff, and after reading my name in the press after some big deals I was involved in. Other than that...thankfully no
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
Googling myself turns up a pro golfer in Connecticut, and then later some reviews on Amazon on like the third or fourth page. The only two people I know (and there are times when i got so bored i put a whole bunch of names through google) that show up first on a google search of their name are my dad whose bio is on a website of his work where he is CFO, and a friend from Olympia whose name is mentioned in the local newspaper in an article on the baseball team.
Interesting. The info it had for me is over 5 years old, for my sister had no address or phone number, and no info for a number of people I know, except it did list the home address for someone I know who has gone to great lengths to keep their address private (including having all bills and taxes go to his accountant's address).
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
I do it often because my name is unique. Occasionally I find interesting stuff about myself or Mr. Harlot's family. Last summer I googled my dad's name and found a photo of him from 1955 that neither my mom nor I even knew existed! That was neat.