Useless poll of the day - Google Yourself?

Have you ever Googled yourself to see what anyone said about you? Obviously, it depends on what you do for a living. Because of my job, I periodically check…

  • Yes, I have
  • No, never have

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I have an rarely find anything that comes up. I live in small town so I’m sure others have as well. Most someone is going to find is that up until about two years ago my foot was made of lead and I thought I was invincible. I had numerous speeding tickets and seat belt violations. Amazing how getting married and carrying for a child slow you down.

Only a couple of times. I don’t have any social media accounts on major platforms like FB, Twitter or Instagram, and my name is very common, so I think I was on like page 32! If you add a few more details like the city I live in then I bubble to the top.

I answered no to the question as-stated: have I Googled in order to discover what others have stated about me. I do Google myself once in a blue moon to see what, if any, other results are mixed in, and which older content has dropped off.

I never found anything about me but learned that those with my name tend to be famous :slightly_smiling_face:


I Google myself all the time because of my desire to be super famous and I’m disappointed every time.


You da man! :sunglasses:

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I have faith… One day!! :sunglasses:

I setup a Google alert on my name to see what pops up. I haven’t seen one in a while, so I should probably check it. Usually, it concerns arrest reports of a couple of people who share my name in the South East U.S. It’s always good for a chuckle.

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I had done it once or twice a couple of years ago, but all was good nothing to much on me appears. Which is good. I never had a google account, do google search though. I am on the internet a lot so kind of a surprise.

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I feel like there are two kinds of searches here: there are the rough categories of “are you vain” and the “are you paranoid.”

I have done the vanity search at one point, because someone suggested it and we were comparing experiences. But I have also searched myself with modifiers to find some specific thing I posted a long time ago that I wanted to refer to again. (This may be specific to me and some of the weird corners of the Internet I hung out on as a youth.)

I used to love searching google for any/all of my family members. I found a lot of items on my grandparents. What I found when I searched my name was interesting…there was a young woman in the early 1800s that shared my exact name (first, middle and last). Nothing other than that though :slight_smile:

I should have read closer! I’ve never googled myself to see if I’ve been mentioned…just to see what comes up. Mostly some old posts on long forgotten fora.

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I only find social media crap about myself. Also because my last name has sim in it I always get SIM card results.
Nothing exciting though

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I DuckDuckGo my name, most of results are me, on Google it’s mixed. Oddly there’s quite a few people with the same first and last name. BUT I have the twitter handle and domain name HA :slight_smile:

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Me too. There’s three relatively well-known people (in their fields, at least) with my exact same full name. A UK author, a psychologist, and drama professor/actor. I always imagine friends from high school googling me and thinking, “Wow, he really made something of himself” haha.


I hear ya. That is a great way to look at it

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I have the opposite problem - I have people who hate me because of my job. So, I periodically look to see if I see any nuts out there.

Also, strangely enough, some people have taken the time to write google reviews of certain probation department offices. It is the strangest thing. There are none of the one I work at - but it was bizarre to see… Like they were reviewing a business. Of course, you can imagine that the probationers only give the probation departments 1 star reviews :stuck_out_tongue:

That is the most bizarre thing I’ve read this week, haha. I wonder what a probation department would have to do to “earn” a five-star review. Coffee and danishes? Pet massage?

No kidding :stuck_out_tongue: - I was surprised too…