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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Diablo, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Diablo

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    Someone mentioned on the social media thread about Googling yourself, and I had never done it, so I decided to give it a try. Here's the remarkable story of my life so far...allegedly:

    I died on June 16th, 2011.
    I have a middle school named after me.
    I'm a pretty good high school wrestler and a baseball player.
    I'm an avid muscle car drag racer and master automobile technician.

    Focus: Google yourself and post up the results of people with the same name, minus actual info about your life.
     
  2. DrFrylock

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    This is boring/cool for me because I am the only one with my name in the whole wide world. So everything it says about me is true.

    Of course, that means if I do anything wrong and it gets posted on the Internet, there is no way in hell I can go "um, no, that was like some other guy with my name. Seriously. I don't know what's up with that."

    If you want to learn false stuff about yourself anyway, though, don't just Google - try Zabasearch or Stalkeo...I mean Spokeo.
     
  3. JoeCanada

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    I have a PhD and teach at MIT. Also, on weekends I guess, I'm a professional soccer player.
     
  4. dubyu tee eff

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    Thinks he has a chance with Christina Hendricks...

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    That spokeo site is creepy as shit. It has all my basic information down, except it thinks I'm in my late 40's for some reason.

    Apparently, there is some Sheikh with the same name as me who does a bunch of Islamic talks. He is the most famous person with my name. That sucks.
     
  5. Crown Royal

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    I'm a water supply manager in Wellington, New Zealand.

    ...that's literally it. The other 9 things are about me personally, I don't have a common last name at all.
     
  6. mazian

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    I'm a soldier from World War I

    That's it, there's nothing about me personally either, just my facebook page, that's good.
     
  7. Dread

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    According to Google, I'm a Professional Inline Hockey Association player or a crackhead/CI.

    The PIHA player's middle name apparently even starts with the same letter as mine. Creepy.
     
  8. Juice

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    Apparently I'm also the only person in the world with my name. Win?
     
  9. Nettdata

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    I'm apparently Coming Soon. Since 1992.
     
  10. effinshenanigans

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    I'm apparently a lot of things. So far, I've gotten:

    - A well-known guitarist
    - An expert at modeling complex dynamics of social, economic, and political systems
    - A male model in the UK
    and my personal favorite
    - Was fatally stabbed by a panhandler in 2007

    What's funny is that outside of Facebook, my name is associated with multiple other things, the first of which didn't show up until the 9th search page and was for something I did back in 2008, not what my name has been attached to on a weekly basis since the beginning of last year.
     
  11. rei

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    The first five results for the name I generally go by are all me, then it's a link for a purse.

    The only link on the first page for someone else is someone trying to save the albinos in Africa

    For my "real" name, I'm a doctor in Roanoke,
     
  12. taste_my_rainbow

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    Since my first name is a city and my last is super common I threw in my middle name. With that inclusion, I'm a newborn on myspace and a HS freshman on Facebook. The ninth result is actually me on Intelius (which is creepy like spokeo but has my mom's, brother's and my deceased grandfather's names on it) and the 11th is from the newspaper when I made the Dean's list in 2002.
     
  13. Chellie

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    Now that is some stamina!

    I have apparently completed US Army Airborne school at Fort Benning, GA, and my family owns a world wide electrical engineering company.
     
  14. bewildered

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    I just wanna say that Spokeo scares me shitless. Sure, you can find out more by paying, but that site shows a LOT more than the other pay-to-stalk services.

    Focus: Other than random myspaces, facebooks, and Linkedln pages, the most prominent thing that pops out repeatedly is an artist with my name from Australia. I wonder if there are a couple, or if she changed her style, because it goes from "ethereal pop" to "folk singer." Something else about a graphic artist popped up, too. Apparently my alter egos are way more creative than I.
     
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    I apparently have a common name for musicians, I'm a christian singer/songwriter, a master trombone player (a tromboner) and I also run a foundation to help injured and sick musicians that don't have health insurance.

    I'm also a British historian who's the leading authority on T.E. Lawrence.

    I'm also a douchey-looking MBA student at the Kellogg school of management and a professional photographer who takes pretty nice architectural photos.
     
  16. StayFrosty

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    Thankfully, the first five pages of Google results are for other people with my name. I didn't bother checking further. Nothing exciting, just various social media profiles from myspace, linkedin, etc.

    Spokeo, on the other hand, has my old address complete with street view from Google Maps, along with my old phone number. Thank Christ that stuff is all outdated, at least from what I can view for free. Of course, that doesn't change the fact that it's outright fucking creepy. One of the many reasons NOT to start getting into social networking again.

    Edit: After looking up a few family members and people I know, Spokeo is somewhat inaccurate. Good enough if you're looking to say, find someone's home and murder them in most cases, but for any purpose requiring deeply researched accuracy, it's not so great. I'm finding household listings of people who don't live there, and the like. I'm also wondering if they show free users the outdated info, and save the up-to-date stuff for subscribers.
     
  17. Nom Chompsky

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    Wait, your full name is "Dr. Dre's Detox?"

    I pretty much have my full name sewn up, but if you make some very slight alterations, you've got an author, a hooker and a madam. All the same person, obviously. This came up in a job interview once.
     
  18. audreymonroe

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    I have a pretty unique name, so the majority of what comes up is me, which is fine because it's usually bylines and it makes me look professional n' shit. There are three others: a nurse, a professor, and an attorney, and none of them did anything cool. Boring.I'm actually surprised there are that many.
     
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    First two were me (FaceBook and LinkedIn)

    But also:

    Apparently I graduated from Southern Queensland U in 04.
    I was a soaring Eagle casino Employee of the month.
    I have several Twitter accounts (on one of these I really love my boo/baby and I can neither spell or write in complete sentences, the other is in London)
    I'm a drummer in a band. (Wonder if I can collect the royalties?)
    I also posted that I was looking for a room mate on MySpace, only $500/month. What a bargain!!!
     
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    Apparently I'm dead because I have a memorial scholarship for $500. I'm also a doctor in the UK and a first grade teacher in Illinois. Also there is a semi-famous actress with an extremely similar name to mine and Google keeps asking me if I mean her... No, I don't. No results other then Facebook for me though.