luisde8cd
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Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:06 am

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?

What about you guys?
 
Superfly
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:10 am

I found a blues band named Larry Jackson and the Alcoholics.

Also a few Southern Baptist preachers with my name and a baseball player.
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AeroWesty
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:13 am

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?  Smile
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mt99
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:19 am

I you want to freak yourself out try searching yourself on:

www.zabasearch.com
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:24 am

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  Wink Big grin
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:30 am

Apparently I am a choreographer in Canada.

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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:31 am

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.
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AeroWesty
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 2:33 am

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 4):
I you want to freak yourself out try searching yourself on:
www.zabasearch.com

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).
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Airboeing
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 3:18 am

I googled myself, and several members of my family, me among them, appear in the first page of the results. This is due to professional activities, essentially...
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 3:19 am

Yes I "googled" myself, and my name came up a few times.

Thanks

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flyboy1980
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 3:21 am

I did.

Found someone with the exact same name as me in the USA. I emailed the guy cos it was just a bit weird and then found out his Dad has the same first name as my Dad!

Luckily our Mothers have different names, and he doesn't have a brother like I do.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 3:22 am

I googled my name and got directly linked the the McDonalds home page.
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 3:23 am

Nothing comes up with my name, but some livejournal posts come up if I Google my user name...
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aa61hvy
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 3:38 am

Kind of wrong.

It has my mom on there-her old house.
Then it has my dad listed on the same address as my mom. My parents were divorced over 10 years ago. My dad never lived in that house that was listed on the site.

Not to mention it doesn't have my dads current address. Interesting..
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 3:42 am

If I do a google search for my full name, all I get is various postings I've done on various websites. I guess that goes with having an unusual name.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 4:00 am

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.
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 4:03 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 16):
I googled my dad's name and found a photo of him from 1955 that neither my mom nor I even knew existed!

Was he with another woman?

Just kidding! Big grin
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 4:10 am

Yes I have... and among the zillions of unrelated results, a couple newspaper articles where my name was mentioned, as well as an alumni newsletter referencing me, have popped up.
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 4:41 am

If I google myself all the links come back about the band BLUR as one of their members has the same surname as me.
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 5:00 am

yes i have googled myself, and all of my emails that i post to on the aviation boards are there...

that zaba thing... wow. it found my grandfather and it found my parents... odd...

The Internet is a scary thing sometimes...
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 5:06 am

When I google my name, the first link goes to my a.net pictures.  bigthumbsup 

The second is an obituary, though.  Sad

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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 5:30 am

im actually sir david

a world leading eye surgeon in london
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 5:36 am

wow that zaba search is weird!
Does anyone know if there is a UK version of that?
Thanks
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 5:41 am

>>>Have You Ever Googled Yourself?<<<

Well, they say it's natural, right? I won't grow hair in my palms will I?
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 5:57 am

I got links to a lot of sex offender sites when I looked up Gkirk...


Sorry Gkirk, I don't even know you, but I have seen WAY to many animal references to you to pass this opportunity up!!
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 8:44 am

I googled myself, and a with my name came up. She was a soldier in Iraq who died of injuries suffered in combat
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Danny
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 9:28 am

Yes, googling my name brings you to.... Airliners.net Big grin
 
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 9:31 am

Yea done it a few times. Find my real self about 7 times. There is even a rugby player with my name.
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 9:54 am

My googling turns up my photos on this site.
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 10:13 pm

Yes. I found my name on the websites of several contacts, some of my screen names, a site from my university with a list of students etc.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 10:48 pm

I'm a music teacher it seems, oh and a college principal.

And i was born in 1660.
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 11:14 pm

I just tried mine. In the first few pages (didnt read futher) I found out...
-I'm an atturney
-I'm a lawyer
-I was on Titanic
-I'm some gay dude from UK
-I'm a filmer
-I'm some dude from 1800s
-I'm a murder victim
-And some other stuff



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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 11:41 pm

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Ch...x-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
Looks like I'm an audio tech guy or something Wink

I also did captaingomes to find his address and mail him something stupid, but all I found was a professional soccer player in Portugal that looks nothing like Nono. He gave me a hard time with that Wink
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Thu May 05, 2005 11:47 pm

Quoting Luisde8cd (Thread starter):
Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Yes! I 'google' myself thrice-daily.

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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Fri May 06, 2005 2:26 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 34):
Yes! I 'google' myself thrice-daily.

it Google, NOT Gurgle!!!
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RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

Fri May 06, 2005 3:36 am

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 32):
I just tried mine. In the first few pages (didnt read futher) I found out...
-I'm an atturney
-I'm a lawyer
-I was on Titanic
-I'm some gay dude from UK
-I'm a filmer
-I'm some dude from 1800s
-I'm a murder victim
-And some other stuff

So, that could all be one and the same. According to Google, your alter ego was a gay, British lawyer (an attorney), born in the 1800's who did amateur films and was murdered aboard the Titanic. Case closed. Line me up for Law & Order (between Angie Harmon and Carey Lowell). Big grin

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