Have you ever googled your name?

@JenInTN (27565)
United States
May 5, 2009 4:40am CST
My friend at work was telling me that they googled their name and could not believe what all came up about them. They said there was even detailed documants in reference to her divorce proceedings! I was in awe so I googled my name as soon as I got home. I found quite a bit more info on there than I expected about me. Even an article I had written for a writters website. Have you ever googled your name? If not..try it and tell us what you find.
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@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
6 May 09
Yes I have. There's not much about me. I haven't for a while though. I think I'm going to and see if there's more. The only thing I found before was an article about my school's GSA because I was in the club and they took our picture, so I had expected that.
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@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
6 May 09
Hmm.. there's a little more now, but nothing real personal. The GSA thing is the most personal thing on there.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
7 May 09
That's good. I have more on there than what I thought. I was shocked my friend's court transcripts were on there from her divorce. I would be furious..lol..her ex probably done it. Take care and thanks for the response.
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• United States
6 May 09
As I checked my Identity the first 29 of 30 articles of about 867 were of my own writings. This is much better than the last time I checked which resulted in a much higher number of results. As for my name... My first name resulted in about 130,000,000 results, none of which I've seen having anything to do with me... My first and last name resulted in 1,160,000 hits the white pages were most interesting... First and last name with my middle initial produced 89,700 results First middle and last names in full produced 107,000 results. Two links in the first ten are connected to me personally and the only links out of the first 50 that I could have chosen to view. Two in the top ten using my full name and a lot using my identity...
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
Wow..sounds like you got a lot of results. Thanks for responding and take care.
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@mands61123 (2099)
6 May 09
I guess i ain't extrodinary cos there was very little on me i was way down except my facebook and an article i wrote when i was at uni. I like to be mysterious though lmao
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
Nothing wrong with that. There wasn't a lot about me either but there was more than I thought. Thanks for the response.
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• China
6 May 09
yes i have do .but i was shocked when i saw my name in the novel becz my mame is infrequence very much.i know it is sameness when i read the content.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
Was it a novel you wrote? Thanks for the response.
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@teeaye98 (287)
• United States
6 May 09
I've never done this before now. It's quite interesting. I wasn't able to find anything under my maiden name, and only a few things under my married name. Not too much though. Just my Facebook page and a few articles that have my name in them. Nothing of any importance. I guess that's a really good thing. I wouldn't want too mych information about myself on the internet! That could get people in trouble!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
That's true. It could be bad. If you thought that was fun..try searching yourself on youtube and tell us what you find..lol..Take care.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
6 May 09
I have to do a search on youtube I didn't know they had information on that link aout a person, I must check it out and see what it saids about me.
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@kellyjeanne (1578)
• United States
5 May 09
I've done a search on my name and I'm amazed that anything comes up at all. Nothing about myself pops up, but there are other women with the exact same spelling as my name and that is what I find amazing! LOL! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 May 09
It is amazing at how many people share our names. I would have never thought it. Hey..try your name on youtube. I did that once a while back and got a kick out of it. Tell me what you find..lol Thanks for the response and take cae.
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• United States
6 May 09
LOL! When I checked my name out in youtube I got a lot of listings for Kelly Jeanne Grant and one for Regis & Kelly. Very nteresting! Take care, Jen! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
6 May 09
yes i've tried it before because i was curious on what would the results reveal. well it did not reveal that much hahahaha my name is not the common
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@pickoy (735)
• Philippines
6 May 09
yes, and i always find in all in the first page coz im maintaining an art website... and im glad too to find my paintings there... i guess the keywords really work
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
I guess they do. I love painting. I do oil as of now and am thinking of trying watercolor. Thanks for the response and glad it's working for you.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
6 May 09
I did and was pleasantly surprise that everything is being listed there including all the license of businesses that I have and all the social sites that am in. Facebook top the list and found out that I have a person somewhere in this world sharing the same name and surname as me. And she is a member of facebook.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
6 May 09
Yeah tried it and I think my name is really spread around the world as I see many of my names associated to different people.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
It's amazing who we are when we type in our name..lol...there's a couple of important people with my name too. Thanks for responding.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
6 May 09
Yes I have, It is interesting, they give you so much ikinformation, about a person, I don't think it is fair.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
It's not fair if a person doesn't want that stuff out there. It's not like we have a choice. Well..I guess with certain things we do but with some..we don't even know it's there. Thanks for responding.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
5 May 09
I just did that. I was amazed how many people had my name, it's kind of an unusual name and I have never liked it. I wonder if the others liked theirs.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
I like unusual names. It is amazing at how many people share our names too. Did you find any stuff about you? Thanks for responding.
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@mzj033y (185)
• United States
5 May 09
This is a good question. My answer to that is yes I've tried googling my name before for the fun of it. My name is a bit odd and unique in a way. But the information that came up is funny because my name is reference to a certain game sort or even a male's name. My name is misspelled out along and I am shocked at how many people have my name. I don't like my name from the start but to see many people having the same trouble I have with this name is quite some news to me.
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@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
5 May 09
I did it just now after reading your post, in the first page of results i got my facebook profile and a few exam results from my university. Nothing too personal, considering i had to sign a paper to give the university the right to make public the results. (getting the results offline would have been quite complex)
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• China
5 May 09
yes~i did~i also found an article i had written for a book~~there are so much infomation we cant imagine before...lol~~it is a little scaried~
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 May 09
Did you do it just now or before you read this discussion? It is scary at the info out there. My friend found her divorce details! Like a court order that talked about financial agreements between her and her ex. No way I would want everyone to know that. Thanks for responding.
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• India
5 May 09
Well it turns out to be funny. Sometimes we think that who would have listed a web page by our name or containing our name? But those who use facebook must be aware that it asks whether your details be published or not and you have the option to choose. I goggled my name and found my facebook profile along with the facebook and other social networking sites profiles of other folks having same name as mine. Well the results for images tend to be little bit of funny an done can enjoy a lite moment of laughter seeing people in different size shape and color having same name as you . And yes they may be even sharing your surname and in some cases even the middle name. In the end this is bit funny and gives you something to be enjoyed with in a normal hectic routine in front of computer especially for those who use computers for their work. But one can also feel proud about it as boast of it to your friends or in case of my country like India to his village folks who will be surprised at how their dear fellas name has creeped up over the internet.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 May 09
Oh yes..we must be aware of our options where publishing is concerned. It does make me feel good that I have articles displayed on there. I have a myspace but my options are set to private on there. It is neat to see who all shares your name. You should try typing your name in to youtube. You will be amazed at the things you will find on there. Try it and let me know what you find..lol..it will be fun. Thanks for responding and welcome to myLot.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
8 May 09
Kinda scary isn't it? I did...and found out somethings about myself, that even I didn't know! Gettting back to your later discussion about loaning vehicles, I found out that I (Huh?) offered to rent my truck to the Capital Regional District here for "Scotch Broom" removal and hauling! HUH? I then tracked down the source of this info, to find out that some-one (Iknow who) wanted the Contract, and in order to get it, said they had the use of my TRUCK! This entry came from the minutes of the CRD meeting! Caught that RAT in his own trap! LOL!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
13 May 09
LOL..Good for you! I bet he was peeing his pants when you told him what was what..lol...I'm with you..I want it to be my choice too.
• China
14 May 09
Yes!It's funny.My name is popular in China.It will search a lot of informations about my name.Of course,most of them are about the person who have the same name .
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@sacmom (14338)
• United States
14 May 09
No, I don't recall ever doing this before this discussion. So I tried it to see what would happen. A couple of links come up for social networking sites that I'm on. Other than that, that's about it. There are well over 600,000 results for my name, but apparently they are for other people that have my name or names that are similar to mine (at least the ones that I saw). It's just as well because I wouldn't want my information that easy to get to.
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@squeezeme (135)
• Italy
9 May 09
Come on, everyone did it at least once... When I did the first time some very old school stuff came out. Recently I can find something about where I work, that I am a member of my student's association and some projects I did for the university... that's cool! Oh yeah, and then the facebook profile!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
9 May 09
Hi squeezeme! Check out the responses..lol..you'd be surprised at us that had never thought of it before. I recently searched my name on youtube as well because I read that people who were searching their roots were using youtube. You should try that as well if you haven't yet. It's kind of fun. If you do,let us know what you find.Thanks for responding.