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2013-01-02 02:34:54 AM
Not likely to be forgotten,
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remembered fondly by one and all, and...
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legendary frat lore.
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2013-01-02 03:02:14 AM
...Why does the goat come out of that post looking perfectly reasonable and expected?
 
2013-01-02 03:16:52 AM
How can you give a college degree to someone who doesn't realize this thing can't possibly work?
 
2013-01-02 03:25:18 AM

BarkingUnicorn: How can you give a college degree to someone who doesn't realize this thing can't possibly work?


It sort of can as long as no one ever, ever, ever gave a shiat about anything you ever did, ever.
 
2013-01-02 04:38:37 AM
As long as it's not you, but someone with your common name and age doing stupid sh*t in Facebook photos, why not include a small photo of yourself with the resume? It wouldn't be a vanity thing. You could paste it into your references section, with a short note along the lines of, "This is me, I'm not the drunk chick drawing dicks on the passed out roommate." Granted, you would word it more professionally.

 There are only a few people with who share my name and age on Google, and thankfully they're all pretty successful guys. But one day, someone with my name is gonna post pics of himself teabagging a Golden Retriever. You have to be vigilant about this.
 
2013-01-02 08:15:43 AM
Every day I am more and more thankful that I graduated before the internet and cell phones. There are some questionable film-photos of me in the backs of dusty old photo albums scattered across the northeast, but the worst of my shenanigans never hit the tubes.

Also, my name was common at one time but is now on the unpopular swing of the pendulum, so while I have namesakes they're mostly older and by now boring.
 
2013-01-02 09:09:13 AM

Nullav: ...Why does the goat come out of that post looking perfectly reasonable and expected?


Because he was pooing on the bed.

I am very thankful that camera phones were that common when I was in college.
 
2013-01-02 09:16:46 AM
Nothing ever goes away on the Internet. Ever.

That is all.
 
2013-01-02 09:16:56 AM

dickfreckle: As long as it's not you, but someone with your common name


I have a quite rare last name, and while I spend a ton of time telling people how to pronounce it (looks simple, but Americans default to the wrong way) I have to admit that I appreciate the fact that I'm very unlikely to get confused with some butt chugging frat boy.

/The beers I drink are *way* too expensive to butt chug.
 
2013-01-02 09:17:37 AM

Notabunny: Not likely to be forgotten,
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WHY U CROP PHOTO WHY?

remembered fondly by one and all, and...
[img.photobucket.com image 640x595]
That's Urine.

legendary frat lore.
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What do you mean you have to go to work? Can't we just snuggle? You're leaving your number, right? Brad, Brett, Ben???
 
2013-01-02 09:17:56 AM

dickfreckle: There are only a few people with who share my name and age on Google, and thankfully they're all pretty successful guys. But one day, someone with my name is gonna post pics of himself teabagging a Golden Retriever. You have to be vigilant about this.


With the name dickfreckle, theres probably going to be a bad image search...

Anyways, just googled myself. First thing that pops up is FB and Linkedin profile with matching photos. Seems like a safe precaution.
 
2013-01-02 09:18:19 AM

littlett's: I am very thankful that camera phones  were that common when I was in college.


Then give us the highlights!;)
 
2013-01-02 09:19:34 AM
Is this really a problem for people with common names? I don't know how many pages it takes to find something related to me by googling my real name because I gave up.
 
2013-01-02 09:19:56 AM

The Muthaship: Then give us the highlights!;)


HAHA!  While we had digital cameras with us sometimes, camera phones were NOT that common. :P
 
2013-01-02 09:21:25 AM
Yes, teaching dumbasses not to worry about about the consequences of their actions is sure to take them far in life.
 
2013-01-02 09:22:34 AM
OK, how many people googled their name after reading that?
 
2013-01-02 09:24:15 AM

Agarista: OK, how many people googled their name after reading that?


I am a doctor and a college volleyball player!

GO ME!
 
2013-01-02 09:24:22 AM
This is not a bookmark!
 
2013-01-02 09:24:24 AM

namegoeshere: Every day I am more and more thankful that I graduated before the internet and cell phones. There are some questionable film-photos of me in the backs of dusty old photo albums scattered across the northeast, but the worst of my shenanigans never hit the tubes.

Also, my name was common at one time but is now on the unpopular swing of the pendulum, so while I have namesakes they're mostly older and by now boring.


All* of the prints and negatives that I have of you were sent to you c/o of your step-father right after we broke up. He promised that he would forward the envelope to you without opening it. You got them, right?

*(except that Semi-SFW one where you were wearing just a teddy and my fedora- I kept that one for old time's sake. We're cool, right?)
 
2013-01-02 09:25:16 AM
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2013-01-02 09:29:50 AM

Agarista: OK, how many people googled their name after reading that?


Has anyone never googled themselves? For years the first result for me was a link to the local paper where my name was in a story about my 8th grade science fair.

/tested optimal windmill blade numbers
//finished 3rd
 
2013-01-02 09:29:53 AM

dickfreckle: As long as it's not you, but someone with your common name and age doing stupid sh*t in Facebook photos, why not include a small photo of yourself with the resume?


photos can be as discriminatory as one's name. save it for the face to face interview, unless you're applying for acting/modeling gigs.
 
2013-01-02 09:31:14 AM

sphere of acceptable risk: Yes, teaching dumbasses not to worry about about the consequences of their actions is sure to take them far in life.


apparently. it's a brave new world out there, man. what does it say about us?
 
2013-01-02 09:33:35 AM

browntimmy: Is this really a problem for people with common names? I don't know how many pages it takes to find something related to me by googling my real name because I gave up.


I once went over 300 pages in Google on my name and found nothing about me due to having such a common name.
 
2013-01-02 09:35:03 AM

littlett's: Agarista: OK, how many people googled their name after reading that?

I am a doctor and a college volleyball player!

GO ME!


Pics in volleyball uniform?
 
2013-01-02 09:36:49 AM
I haven't finished uploading them yet. Give me a break; it was only yesterday.
 
2013-01-02 09:40:30 AM

Agarista: OK, how many people googled their name after reading that?


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2013-01-02 09:41:18 AM

littlett's: Agarista: OK, how many people googled their name after reading that?

I am a doctor and a college volleyball player!

GO ME!


I thought you said you played softball?? you going to do any marathons this year??

/Doh now I get it. Yea I'm a CEO and Author/Songwriter...
 
2013-01-02 09:42:32 AM
Still under the radar and happy about it.
 
2013-01-02 09:44:08 AM

give me doughnuts: Pics in volleyball uniform?


Looks like I played back before there were many photos.  It seems as though I have recently retired as a college volleyball coach though.
 
2013-01-02 09:44:55 AM

BarkingUnicorn: How can you give a college degree to someone who doesn't realize this thing can't possibly work?


Give? Give?

You're paying for that service, sunshine. That's part of the new value-add proposition to extract ever larger sums of cash from the economically ignorant. It'll be 10% more next year for the same service.

Why not? You can always get more and bigger student loans. There's no risk for the 'educational' institution, as they get the cash and they spend the cash; they demand more and the supply magically appears. There's little risk for the lender, thanks to the debt being non-dischargable in bankruptcy, so the only risk they have is that the borrower will die before they pay it all off (hint to loan officer: get a parent to sign for the loan, too, in case little Cyril Sociology-Major ODs on something). There's little risk to the borrower, because of course your dual major in Underwater Basket Weaving/Gender Studies will result in a job that pays well enough to retire all that debt.

By the way, the new dating scene tradition is to exchange credit reports between the first and second dates. Good luck with that, new graduate with the freshly scrubbed internet presence!
 
2013-01-02 09:45:01 AM

eas81: littlett's: Agarista: OK, how many people googled their name after reading that?

I am a doctor and a college volleyball player!

GO ME!

I thought you said you played softball?? you going to do any marathons this year??

/Doh now I get it. Yea I'm a CEO and Author/Songwriter...


I am an attorney apparently. Other me sent actual me a letter demanding a few domain names I had registered. Explained to him that I simply registered my name and he had no recourse. Not a very common name either. I was tempted to put up some confusing / questionable / immoral picture so when people Googled our named looking for him (far more likely then looking for me) they would come across that.
/csb
 
2013-01-02 09:46:09 AM
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2013-01-02 09:48:41 AM

eas81: I thought you said you played softball?? you going to do any marathons this year??

/Doh now I get it. Yea I'm a CEO and Author/Songwriter...


I'm doing obstacle course races for the most part now.  I wanted a break from distance running.

The volleyball coach looks kind of like me.  I wonder if I could assume her identity?
 
2013-01-02 09:58:31 AM

Nullav: ...Why does the goat come out of that post looking perfectly reasonable and expected?


Because the goat's the top.
 
2013-01-02 09:59:31 AM

dickfreckle: As long as it's not you, but someone with your common name and age doing stupid sh*t in Facebook photos, why not include a small photo of yourself with the resume? It wouldn't be a vanity thing. You could paste it into your references section, with a short note along the lines of, "This is me, I'm not the drunk chick drawing dicks on the passed out roommate." Granted, you would word it more professionally.

 There are only a few people with who share my name and age on Google, and thankfully they're all pretty successful guys. But one day, someone with my name is gonna post pics of himself teabagging a Golden Retriever. You have to be vigilant about this.


I'm fairly certain no one in the world has my [first] [middle] [last].  Less than 20 have my [first] [last] and my middle name isn't all that common.  Since my [first] was the most popular the year I was born, gotta hand it to Mom and Dad for that surprisingly unique [middle] [last].

Cool that I probably don't have to worry about someone with my name teabagging a Golden Retriever.  Bad that it's pretty damn easy to find me online.  Good that I'm careful for that very reason.
 
2013-01-02 09:59:59 AM
I read somewhere recently how a corporate recruiter was highly suspicious that the candidate she was considering had no presence on the internet at all beyond professional networking sites. I'm not sure that the candidate was passed over but I think the the recruiter felt more reassured by someone with some kind of social presence rather than someone who appeared to have sterilized it.
 
2013-01-02 10:05:19 AM

fozziewazzi: I read somewhere recently how a corporate recruiter was highly suspicious that the candidate she was considering had no presence on the internet at all beyond professional networking sites. I'm not sure that the candidate was passed over but I think the the recruiter felt more reassured by someone with some kind of social presence rather than someone who appeared to have sterilized it.


I was once told at hiring that they figured I couldn't be too stupid since I'd taken the time to hide everything in my social networking profiles. So, hit and miss. Professionals should have a strictly professional presence and, I think, lock up their personal presence if they're going to have one.

On the other end of the spectrum, I'm trying to figure out how to tell somebody that she's dating a publicly known drug dealer without completely humiliating her.
 
2013-01-02 10:05:57 AM

namegoeshere: Every day I am more and more thankful that I graduated before the internet and cell phones. There are some questionable film-photos of me in the backs of dusty old photo albums scattered across the northeast, but the worst of my shenanigans never hit the tubes.

Also, my name was common at one time but is now on the unpopular swing of the pendulum, so while I have namesakes they're mostly older and by now boring.


Facebook didn't show up at my school until my freshman year (ahem) and while camera phones weren't as ubiquitous (well, decent quality ones anyhow) I managed to not do stupid stuff that ever got caught on a digital camera.  I had a Polaroid if I wanted to document that sort of thing, because I was a hipster.

Kinda worried I was being a touch paranoid at the time, now, not so much.  There's pictures of me drinking at a bar or at a party online, but nothing where I'm blitzed out drunk, just enjoying-beer-with-friends pics.  If a potential employer is going to nix me for that picture of me drinking a Bell's on New Year's Eve five years ago, so be it.

/I do have some fun Polaroids still, though
 
2013-01-02 10:06:16 AM
I seem to have been a rather successful basketball player in Iowa in the mid nineties.

My more noteworthy achievements aren't on Google or Facebook. Buried in the credits of journal articles that aren't indexed by Google and on databases which aren't public.

My Facebook is purposely tame in large part to not cause a schism in my friend list.
 
2013-01-02 10:06:51 AM

freewill: On the other end of the spectrum, I'm trying to figure out how to tell somebody that she's dating a publicly known drug dealer without completely humiliating her.


Where's Ann Landers when you need her.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 10:06:52 AM
Google his name and up pops his LinkedIn page with a listing of the jobs he's held in digital media and the "500+ connections" badge of honor.

So he's an e-slut, connecting for the sake of connecting. Not really a badge of honor in my view.
 
2013-01-02 10:09:36 AM

sphere of acceptable risk: Yes, teaching dumbasses not to worry about about the consequences of their actions is sure to take them far in life.


I am sure they can get a job in congress.
 
2013-01-02 10:09:45 AM

ZAZ: Google his name and up pops his LinkedIn page with a listing of the jobs he's held in digital media and the "500+ connections" badge of honor.

So he's an e-slut, connecting for the sake of connecting. Not really a badge of honor in my view.


Exactly. I only have people I've actually worked with and know on LinkedIn.
 
2013-01-02 10:10:37 AM

littlett's: give me doughnuts: Pics in volleyball uniform?

Looks like I played back before there were many photos.  It seems as though I have recently retired as a college volleyball coach though.


Not exactly what I was thinking of, but you knew that already. ;-)
 
2013-01-02 10:12:08 AM
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Interested in a good internet scrubbing.
 
2013-01-02 10:13:13 AM
Apparently, some guy with the same name as I have was courtmartialed and dishonorably discharged from the army... Hopefully employers believe me when I say that I've never been enlisted.
 
2013-01-02 10:13:14 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: freewill: On the other end of the spectrum, I'm trying to figure out how to tell somebody that she's dating a publicly known drug dealer without completely humiliating her.

Where's Ann Landers when you need her.


"Hey, I heard about that cool new guy you met. The musician? Yeah, he's pretty neat, huh? He's nice to you? Wow. You should totally Google him, see what people are saying about his work. A high-speed police chase? Whaaaaat?"
 
2013-01-02 10:13:17 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img690.imageshack.us image 850x509]
Interested in a good internet scrubbing.


I'd soap her loofah.
 
2013-01-02 10:14:34 AM

Nickninja: Apparently, some guy with the same name as I have was courtmartialed and dishonorably discharged from the army... Hopefully employers believe me when I say that I've never been enlisted.


Yeah. I used to get debt collection calls all the time looking for a black kid in the next town over with the same name, different middle initial, as well as the occasional "Did you get arrested this weekend? I saw it in the paper."
 
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