Things You Found Out About Yourself Through Google

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

  1. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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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)
     
  2. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My last name is Wien, which is German for Vienna...
    So lots of results about Vienna...
    Never visited the place though...
     
  3. grendelsbayne

    grendelsbayne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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.
     
  4. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    I learned that I am truly unique. :hugegrin:
     
  5. An Officer

    An Officer Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't seem to have an online presence, which I'm okay with.
     
  6. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Brilliant innit!!??!


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


    :p
     
  7. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I post, therefore I am.
     
  8. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    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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  9. An Officer

    An Officer Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Absolutely!

    And I would add... "Do you feel ignored, and isn't it GRRREAT!" :bolian:
     
  10. RobertVA

    RobertVA Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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.