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Are You Googlified?

 
 
Roberta
 
Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 07:58 am
A recent article in Newsweek and a mention in the NY Times have got me wondering. Are we all in Google? If we enter our name, does information about us spew forth?

Let's give it a try. Enter your name in Google. Then report back. Are you in there? Is the information accurate?

Color me curious. Question
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:11 am
One mention with my real name; several mentions with jespah or jespah2 although there are a few other jespahs online plus it's a name often given to lion cubs and sometimes to Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies. :-D
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Monger
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:23 am
Nope, nada. My name turns up nil; "Monger" turns up over 83,000 results. Shocked

(edit): Of course, almost none of them are me.
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fishin
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:26 am
I show up a few times with my Abuzz monkier ("Fishin99"). Mostlly on sites where someone swiped Abuzz interactions and posted the full content to their own pages.

"Fishin' " returns a whole lot of hits but none of them are me!
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:32 am
I didn't enter my abuzz name or other online names I use. Just my real name. I'm there (some books I wrote). I'm going to try my other names and see what happens.

Thanks, folks.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:32 am
I found edgarblythe seven times, my real name just once.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:39 am
Thanks, Edgar. I tried my online names. Nothing.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:43 am
I have 7 hits for my real name, 1,480 (!!) for "sozobe". Most seem to be on A2K.
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urs53
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 12:46 pm
My name is not there. Urs53 is in some kind of strange list of an Italian site. I can't figure out what it is...
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 12:51 pm
Yup- 1,910 hits. Don't know how I got so lucky! (Is THAT my 15 minutes of fame? Very Happy
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 01:44 pm
Dlowan is there - has been for ages, from Abuzz, - but real me is not there at all - thank heavens.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 01:46 pm
Ah? But did you search for 'weelowan' and 'just a wee number'?
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chatoyant
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 01:55 pm
My real name isn't there. There are over 4,000 hits for "chatoyant". Did you know there is a Chatoyant Rose perfume? If anyone would like to spend $100 on me, send me a message. I'd love to try that stuff! Laughing
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 04:07 pm
So, sozobe, you have seven hits for the you you and over a thousand for the online you. Impressive.

urs, not there, huh? Just as well.

Phoenix, are those 1910 hits for the real you or for Phoenix?

dlowan, I'm stunned that the real you isn't googled.

Chatoyant, not there either? Why don't you go to a department store and get one of those perfume spritzer people to spritz you? A free sample of Chatoyant.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 04:13 pm
Roberta- It's for Phoenix32890. There are references to Abuzz, Raven's Realm and A2K. There is nothing from my real name! Crying or Very sad
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 04:27 pm
Oh, Phoenix, querida, don't be disappointed. Big brother ain't watching you. Yet.
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Diane
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 05:35 pm
Well, Roboida, mmediane, my name on abuzz, is on google with my abuzz profile page .
There are a couple of references to other mmediane's including one in Morrocco--now that is a mmediane I might want to meet since I would love to visit Morrocco.
My real name isn't there which isn't surprising since the witness protection program is so good at protecting those of us who wish to remain anonymous.
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bandylu2
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 07:29 pm
Okay, 1,060 as bandylu2 (mostly from A2K and gardenweb); none for my real name (well, actually, there is one but it ain't me).
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maximom
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:14 pm
30,500 hits found in 0.14 seconds........ Google is amazing! Wow, there is a road with my first and last name in London. Better put that on the list of places to visit! (Need the photo with me smiling next to the street sign!)

Actually, I don't think any of the hits referenced me...just people & places with my name... and I don't have time to look through them all to find out!
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 15 Dec, 2002 09:29 pm
Noddy24 has 253 citations--the most popular from Able2Know.

I have several variations on my "real" name--and none of them seem to be public currency.
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