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Old October 12 2013, 11:18 AM   #16
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

Apparently I sometimes contain raisins.
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Old October 12 2013, 11:36 AM   #17
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

Nothing new. My name is quite rare, so whenever I Google it I see a mention of a text-based adventure game I wrote more than twenty years ago for the ZX Spectrum 48K. Got paid UK £30 for it IIRC, and I'm not certain that it ever made the money back for the software company (Zenobi Software, in the unlikely event that anyone remembers them).

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Old October 12 2013, 11:40 AM   #18
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Apparently I sometimes contain raisins.
given your currant halloween name that just sounds dirty
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Old October 12 2013, 12:07 PM   #19
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

The only trace a superficial google search of me provides is a phonebook entry (which I will have erased soon) and then only if I cross reference the search with my city.

Otherwise there are a few other people with my name, including a guy who is a computer coach who is all over the internet and a soccer player...

I am quite satisfied with the lack of my digital foot print online.

(Waves happily to your friendly neighborhood NSA agent)

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Old October 12 2013, 12:29 PM   #20
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I share my name with a warship. Like, my actual full name not just my surname.
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Old October 12 2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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I share a name with a woman who was born in 1858 who's dad had the same name as my dad 0_o
Also my surname means 'woodland clearing' and the first photo that comes up when you type my name into google images is actually a photo of me (wow rare)
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Old October 12 2013, 10:37 PM   #22
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

My last name is Wien, which is German for Vienna...
So lots of results about Vienna...
Never visited the place though...
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Old October 12 2013, 11:11 PM   #23
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

Well, with my first and last name, I'm apparently a politician in New Zealand, a British actor and several doctors. Adding my middle name pulls in several people from the Czech republic for some reason, plus the obligatory rifles and razors (my middle name is Remington). And one phone records website that actually does know everywhere I've lived, which is a little creepy. But they don't know where I live now, so that's not too bad. And apparently, several other people with the same name have lived in all the same places I have, so that's nice and confusing.

I guess having a really common name has its benefits.
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Old October 12 2013, 11:38 PM   #24
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

I learned that I am truly unique.
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Old October 13 2013, 03:05 AM   #25
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I don't seem to have an online presence, which I'm okay with.
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Old October 13 2013, 10:27 AM   #26
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I don't seem to have an online presence, which I'm okay with.
Brilliant innit!!??!


We should form a group and start a thread; "Do you feel Ignored here?"


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Old October 13 2013, 10:26 PM   #27
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I post, therefore I am.
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Old October 13 2013, 10:57 PM   #28
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

A couple of years ago, a self Google search turned up a family tree list that included my branch of the tree. I'd known we'd been in North America before the American Revolution, but it gave me a year that my ancestors had left England (1640).

Just now I did a Google image search for my full name, and a picture of my mother was the second entry (from Find-A-Grave)! Below that is a picture of her gravestone, which I haven't seen since 1987. Though the site's accompanying text entry (by someone with a name I don't recognize) has the wrong place of death. The individual left a comment referring to mom as her great aunt, so I'm not sure who that is.
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Old October 13 2013, 10:59 PM   #29
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Re: Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

trekkiedeath wrote: View Post

Brilliant innit!!??!


We should form a group and start a thread; "Do you feel Ignored here?"


Absolutely!

And I would add... "Do you feel ignored, and isn't it GRRREAT!"
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Old October 14 2013, 05:20 AM   #30
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Mention as a survivor in a family member's obituary and some contributions to a hobby site.

Other search results include a local official in another state, a medical specialist and a fantasy figure sculptor with the same name. Another matching name belongs to an actor that appeared in a couple of old Disney network TV episodes and a horror movie (might have also been made for TV) but I haven't been able to find his photograph or a copy of the productions.
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