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(Network World)   There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who Google themselves and those who lie about it   (networkworld.com) divider line 33
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2013-10-02 08:17:42 AM
If I google myself there is Linked In and that is it!  Operation clear online footprint is a success!
 
2013-10-02 08:25:41 AM
Last time I googled my name it appeared I played championship high school basketball in Nebraska in the mid 90's.

I'd just as well leave it that way.
 
2013-10-02 08:25:55 AM
I make a lot of use of my...search bar.
 
2013-10-02 08:31:50 AM
Very little can be found online about myself. A linked in, a private Facebook profile, and a few half marathon times is pretty much all that shows up. I do, however, share my name with some douche musician from NYC. I hate to think I lost any job interviews when HR Googled me and thought I was him.
 
2013-10-02 08:36:30 AM
So there are people who don't google themselves but say they do?
 
2013-10-02 08:49:21 AM
There was a time when every item in a Google search for my real name would be something that was
directly attributable to me.

These days, though, there are quite a few people with the same name as me, including one guy who is
apparently REALLY into bass fishing.
 
2013-10-02 09:01:59 AM
I tried, but apparently my real name is so common that it was pretty much useless.

Cornelius Osgood Clamtrap.
 
2013-10-02 09:05:14 AM
I share a name with an extremely famous person, so you can never find me online by my real name.
 
2013-10-02 09:06:08 AM
I share a name with a fairly famous actor. If I google myself, I just get to read about him.
 
2013-10-02 09:08:16 AM
I found out I am a golf pro in Pheonix.....  I have never been to Pheonix but I hear it is nice.
 
2013-10-02 09:12:35 AM
Apparently I'm some of kind of Hula Hoop person...
 
2013-10-02 09:40:56 AM

DjangoStonereaver: There was a time when every item in a Google search for my real name would be something that was
directly attributable to me.

These days, though, there are quite a few people with the same name as me, including one guy who is
apparently REALLY into bass fishing.


Yep, welcome to the era where non-nerds are on the Internet.
 
2013-10-02 09:48:10 AM
My name's so common you'd almost have to already have the information just to have a hope of finding the information.
 
2013-10-02 09:56:01 AM
I share my name both with a famous director and a famous artist (with a slight variation), so I am more-or-less google proof.

Not sure if blessing or curse, really.
 
2013-10-02 10:47:35 AM
Never have. My name is too common to bother.
 
2013-10-02 11:01:09 AM
Googled my name once to see if i could be found online years ago, and comfortable that i couldn't be i've never done it again.
 
2013-10-02 11:16:11 AM
Googling my name came up with a couple of doctors, architects, an engineer or two..... I must be one hell of a dissappointment to my name.....
 
2013-10-02 11:40:40 AM
I share a name with a popular internet CEO so it's pointless for me to even keep trying.
 
2013-10-02 11:43:24 AM
My name is common enough that any attempt to google myself results in zero results actually about me - even narrowing down the search fails to find any public profiles or anything of note that is actually me and not someone else with the same / similar name.

Now, some of my alter egos...  :)
 
2013-10-02 11:47:10 AM

ikanreed: DjangoStonereaver: There was a time when every item in a Google search for my real name would be something that was
directly attributable to me.

These days, though, there are quite a few people with the same name as me, including one guy who is
apparently REALLY into bass fishing.

Yep, welcome to the era where non-nerds are on the Internet.


I'm not complaining.  I welcome it.

It certainly gives a whole "Earth 2" qualtiy, though, since the person in question really does look a lot like
me (and for all I know could be related to me; I'm the side of the family that no one talks about from what
I have gathered).
 
2013-10-02 12:07:59 PM
Google says I'm a wedding photographer.

Difficulty: A wedding photographer living within 30 miles of where I lived most of my life.
 
2013-10-02 12:55:00 PM
Why would you lie about that?
 
2013-10-02 01:14:36 PM
I googled myself and found out that I died in 2002. Guess I should tell mom & dad that. I found abotu 80 people with my name on google that have the same name as me. But never really found anything about me. I also found out that I race ATVs in Laural, Delaware. Funny thing is that is near where my parents live and they are not related to us.
 
2013-10-02 01:21:29 PM
I googled the shiat out of myself last night.  Twice.
 
2013-10-02 01:25:40 PM

groppet: I googled myself and found out that I died in 2002. Guess I should tell mom & dad that. I found abotu 80 people with my name on google that have the same name as me. But never really found anything about me. I also found out that I race ATVs in Laural, Delaware. Funny thing is that is near where my parents live and they are not related to us.



Um, there is a very strong chance our families know each other.  If we're talking Laurel freakin' Delaware. Dad grew up there.  Weeeeeiiiirrddddd!!!!
 
2013-10-02 01:28:50 PM
I'm apparently a musician, work for Canonical and have a side job as a cut-rate lawyer in Vegas (site was for "half-priced lawyers").  Oh, I also have a disease named after me!  Yay, me; I'm famous!
 
2013-10-02 02:26:54 PM

StroboscopicCamel: I'm apparently a musician, work for Canonical and have a side job as a cut-rate lawyer in Vegas (site was for "half-priced lawyers").  Oh, I also have a disease named after me!  Yay, me; I'm famous!


You're Johnny Scabies?
 
2013-10-02 03:15:31 PM
Sorry, I've never Googled my name.  I have a very common name (so it would get massive numbers of hits), and I've got no online presence to speak of, so there would not be anything there anyway.  Why bother?
 
2013-10-02 03:27:32 PM
My students googled me last year. I spent the a good amount of time convincing them I used to be a lawyer, a neurosurgeon and the quarterback in my state with the most touchdowns ever (I particularly had trouble with the last one, since my students actually know more about football than I do).

They actually managed to find me on page 6, after entering our city.
 
2013-10-02 03:41:04 PM
According to Google, I'm a caucasian  black hockey player who also is into MMA and tragically died in a plane crash right before a promising college basketball career.

Luckily for me, I'm also a professor in mathematics, and have my own blues band named after me.  That leaves me with a pretty busy schedule though, since I'm also a costume designer for a couple of TV shows.
 
2013-10-02 04:13:18 PM
Okay, all I'm going to say is that "Sasha" is a man's name in many Eastern European languages, and "Gray" is obviously a very common last name. So if you're looking for the mild-mannered fly-fishing enthusiast and father of three, my blog is on page 2,863 of the results.

If, on the other hand, you want to watch me take all eleven inches of hot throbbing cock up my tight little backdoor... well, at the very least you'll have to buy me dinner first.
 
2013-10-03 03:01:31 AM
My name is much more common if you reverse the first and last, so if you Google me you get a lot of results with a comma in the middle. Interestingly, autocomplete gives my hometown as the first suggestion, so I might have a stalker or two.
 
2013-10-03 03:09:50 AM
I see one of me was arrested in Augustin California. Another in July in Florida.

I'm also a lawyer in London and an optometrist in New York.

Nothing about me 10 pages in. And I have a website and a LinkedIn profile I never use. After I nuked my MySpace and FB pages a few months ago the earlier hits disappeared.

Oh...this just in, I'm also a dominatrix so there's that.
 
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