Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snaploud, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    ...or some other search engine.

    I just found out that I got a letter-to-the-editor published in an Uncle Scrooge comic back in 1998 (when I was 14). :lol:

    Let us know what you found out about yourself.
  2. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 7, 2006
    Hill for Hill
    I found out that someone with my maiden name runs a very successful staffing/temp agency. Too bad it's not me.

    I also discovered that anyone with a keyboard can, in mere seconds, find out exactly where I live.
  3. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Jul 1, 2004
    I'm actually surprisingly hard to find information about through search engines. Part of this is because I share a name with a famous singer in Britain and all of those results drown out anything about me.
  4. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2011
    Other side of the tracks
    Not anything that was interesting. Although, I share a birthday and a similar name with a dead woman in Florida. She was born around 189? and died within the last decade. Weird.
  5. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 22, 2011
    Washington State, USA
    I found out that someone whose middle and last names are the same as my first and last names was arrested for something in California last year, and his mugshot comes up when I google my name :rommie: Besides that, all I get are links to things like my facebook page.
  6. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

    Sep 4, 2008
    A Long Time Ago...
    About me? Nothing that I have found. There is one guy in Florida with the same name as me, but that's it.

    My last name has an uncommon spelling so there are very few hits on it, none of them actually referring to me.
  7. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2004
    I'm the only one in the world with my name
  8. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    Some people have liked some of the stuff I've made.
  9. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2009
    I found out I was searching for information about myself on Google. I didn't find out why.
  10. ElimParra

    ElimParra Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 18, 2002
    There is a pianist, an architect, a web site designer and a science fiction writer. None of these four are me.
  11. Avalon

    Avalon Captain Captain

    Aug 27, 2001
    I found out I don't exist. :shifty:

    Okay, okay, I do turn up on LinkedIn. (Reminds me, I need to update that thing. Currently, I may as well not exist for all the results I'm not getting. :p )
  12. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2010
    i must share a name with some obese girl that whines about how obese she is.

    i'm no where to be found on google, which is probably a good thing.
  13. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Jan 12, 2005
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    I don't exist.

    But my nick and my avatar seem to be having a life of their own around the net...
  14. Chensams

    Chensams Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    I'm on there from Linkd'n and Facebook and a CFO directory but also I'm a professor in West Virginia.

    I also clicked on images and the third picture is a gravestone. :eek:
  15. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    I found out I died in 2004. :cardie:
  16. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    Apparently I sometimes contain raisins.
  17. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Rear Admiral

    Oct 21, 2009
    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).

  18. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2010
    given your currant halloween name that just sounds dirty :p
  19. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2006
    Germany, Earth, the Solar System
    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)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013
  20. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 22, 2006
    I share my name with a warship. Like, my actual full name not just my surname.