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Have you ever googled your name?

  • Jan 9, 2010
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Come on, admit it...we all have googled our own name at least once to see what comes up.  It's amazing in this era of technology and the information superhighway to find out how many times our name may appear.  People can find out if we have a Facebook, Twitter, Digg or MySpace Account but let's be honest MySpace is so yesterday.  Now, Facebook-practically everyone and their mom has a Facebook profile.   Celebrities tweet on Twitter. It's been told that many employers google prospective employees names to see what's on their Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sights.

Journalists have been warned not too blog or post their political affilations and opinions.  Students who have posted scandalous and racy pics on their Facebook or MySpace profiles have been suspended or expelled from school. Even things have gone as far as them being charged with distributing child pornography because they "sexted" or sent provocative pictures to a boyfriend/girlfriend/classmate.  Just because of a lapse in judgment,  their futures can be jeopardized. 

So, make sure you don't post any embarrassing photos of yourself online.  Just think of it like this...don't put up anything that you wouldn't want your mother to see. 

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August 07, 2010
I was reading @tunguz' review of Googled: The End of the World As we Know It and I remembered reading your review here and googling my own name. :) I just wanted to mention the review to you, I thought you may be interested.
January 12, 2010
It's not just everyone and their mom who has a Facebook profile nowadays; it seems like it's everyone and their grandma :P  I've Googled myself before, but my name is much too popular to get any results that pertain to me.  And that's sound advice on what to, and what not to share online.  Thanks for sharing, Kim! :)
January 09, 2010
Thanks for the advice, I wasn't careful in the beginning while I was posting on the net but I learn my lesson now. plus tell my daughters that all the time when they are on the Internet either on Facebook or MySpace.
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I'm afreelance writer, poet, blogger and educator. I'm a single parent to two beautiful children and a proud grandmother. I'm a Midwestern girl at heart, Democrat and I was born and raised in Illinois. … more
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Google is the most used search engine on the web, started by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  The search results are returned based on a PageRank algorithm, which involves over 200 criteria to find results for each search.

In addition to web pages, Google search also returns images, Excel files and YouTube results that are linked with the search.

Google search offers an "I'm feeling lucky" option which returns only the first search result, bypassing all others and all advertising.  This option is reported to lose Google $110 million a year, as 1% of searches choose this option.
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