What Are You On Google?

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  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    I thought this might be a curious thread. I know not everyone will want to give out their name, so you don't have to; but use Google and search for your name (with or without "quotes"), and see what comes up. You can also search with different modifiers (say, a city) just for fun.

    Now post here whether you can actually find yourself (you don't have to say your name), or if you keep finding other people with the same name; and if it's the latter, post what Google says you are!


    In my case, Google say I am:

    A senior Java programmer in Alabama.
    An internet marketer in Georgia.
    A math teacher with a PhD.


    Ironically, I know Java programming, I do a level of internet marketing with my web site, and have a very strong math background (took Calculus at 15), but none of these are me. I am saddened that Google does not consider me worthy.


    Anyone else have anything interesting?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    According to the top hit I'm a lawyer apparently.

    The 5th and 7th (or 5th and 8th without quotes) links are the real me.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    A photographer (with seemingly dreadful web-design skills)
    A member of the Association of Cancer Physicians
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    On Google... I'm me. :eek:

    The search only comes back with two links, one of them my Facebook page. My surname isn't very common, so there's not much chance of a load of pages referencing lots of different people.
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    my last name is so obscure that i am just me...
     
  6. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    And I am:
    A famous actor,
    A SQL developer - this one is me,
    An Orthopedic surgeon.

    I used to be a SQL developer and that puts me on page one of Google when searching for my name.

    I believe this is called ego-surfing.

    Cheers.
     
  7. ghall macrumors 68040

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  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Governor for North Carliona
    State Senator representing Worcester and Norfolk

    Vote for me :)

    Writer/Illustrator for weird kinky comic "Boneyard"
     
  9. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Latin dance champion. Pairs division.

    A fictional character in a high school reunion short story with an eerie resemblance to me.
     
  10. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    But you lived a good life and left me your MBP right?

    Rip dude.
     
  11. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Butt load of photo.net posts I did in the late 90's. Funny reading them, digital photography didn't even exist back then.
     
  12. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    I'm running some nature shop (with real dreadful web-design skills)
    A photographer (with seemingly dreadful web-design skills) <---- that's me
    A dutch doctor in mathematics
     
  13. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    according to google:

    I graduated with s B.S. in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University
     
  14. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    same with me. 'cos most of the people with the same last name are in italy, there is only one thomas (afaik)
     
  15. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    On the first page of results:

    A famous singer & play actor
    Maker of bronze animal statues
    An artist
    A Physics professor
    Furniture designer
    Executive producer at EA
     
  16. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    I don't even have to do the search to know that google would come up with me - I'm the only person with my name (uncommon surname). I've done it before and the top hits are always back to me.
     
  17. Roric macrumors regular

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    Of the 10 on the first page, 5 are me. I am:

    Retired airline pilot who restored a couple planes
    Womens rowing coach
    Computer technician <- thats me
    A dead guy from the late 1800s
    Someone from Manchester
    President of a charity

    I think I would rather be the first one, if I could pick.
     
  18. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Recorded, saved, and sold to the highest bidder.
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm an estate agent,
    I'm me :D,
    I'm a screensaver maker person,
    I'm an experimental musician.


    Hah. That's me all over. I've got bits of land, I make software and I'm a make music for said software!
     
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  21. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I am a webdesigner.
    I am me 2 times.
    I am a webdesigner again.
    I am an expert on GIMP.
     
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  23. iSaint macrumors 603

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    A "founder of a company called Network Physics, a company that sells network management software."
     
  24. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    Any of them you?

    Ah, to be unique!

    I can't even find myself :'(

    I managed to find a single entry using my full name (first middle last) in some article from my high school many years ago. That's it.
     
  25. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    -Gamer :)
    -Game Tester :cool:
    -Professional Wrestler: MON-STAR :D
    -Virginia High School Student :confused:
     

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