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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 3 posted January 15, 2007 10:46      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Have you ever googled your name just for fun? Or maybe for pleasure [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] ?

I just did it. I looked at the first 250 results related to my name (I used "Juan Marulanda" as keywords, without quotation marks) and I found that there are 8 pages related to me from 6 different domains.

I know that's not exorbitant but it's a big jumpstart since last year I got zero results

These are the pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (I'm not sure 8 does count since it is a RSS feed but google marked it like a separate result) [Confused]

If anyone would like to share their results, feel welcome.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 11:00            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think it depends on how you define "celebrity". There are plenty of results for me, but I don't think any of them make me a celebrity.

I have lots of #1 rankings on the BBC Games Archive High Scores, such as Omega Probe and Bandits, through pure virtue of being the only person who's ever submitted scores for those games. I have some other scores which are up there with other submitters, which is odd, since I'm not that good and spent very little time practising. A Rebecca Fox beat me at Frenzy by a huge margin -- I have so got to meet her :P

I don't think that my ailing abilities on 8-bit games makes me a celebrity though, by anyone's standards.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 11:03      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm currently result 13 for my name. When I'm important enough to have a Wikipedia entry, I might go up.

I'm most of the top twenty if you search for maximile, though.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 11:10      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have a fairly common name, so googling for it returns lots of matches for other people. None of the links on the first 10 pages refer to me, although I did find a several doctors and engineers, an astronomer, the chief distiller at one of my favourite whisky makers, and a tory MP.

I do have one google claim to fame though, I once worked with a guy who arrived in Melbourne from Scotland, googled for his skill set and 'Melbourne', found my CV (I have similar skills), and then sent off applications to all the companies listed there. He ended up working at the desk next to mine, although he steadfastly refused my demands for a percentage of his salary.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 11:37      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
try googling "bunny toaster" under newsgroups. I sort of had a hand in that little bit of folklore...
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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 15:04      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Serenak will currently turn me up in the first 3... (MacNN, GC and Slashnet - don't bother it won't tell you anything you can't find here.. probably much less than digging through my posts here actually - I don't exactly "hide" my RL details even if I don't necessarily shout em from the rooftops.

My real name will turn me up at 6 or 7 (depending on if you count sub pages) at my local MUG (becuase I recently gave a presentation on troubleshooting OS X)

Before that... I was nowhere "maaaan" [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 15:42      Profile for Tominfla     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hardly show up in the net. A friend of mine was at a web site to look up my real name and it said I don't exist!

I always knew I was a fantasy in my own mind. [Applause]

BTW welcome iWanToUseaMac!

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 15:45      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ha ha ha

Oh how true is that Taminflu...

Not found on Google = doesn't have any consequence

[Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 16:13      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've written a bunch of modules on CPAN, and have subscribed to and posted on plenty of mailing lists that have me found in google hundreds of times.

I'm anything but an Internet celebrity, however.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 16:13      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
iWanToUseaMac______________________Well I Googled and I'm every where. Not just me a lot of these boards I have never visited. I guess I picked a popular screen name, or it became popular.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 16:37      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
lol i've never used my real name for anything on the web so "stevenback7" it is i guess, but most of them are gc entries.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 16:39      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Googling my real name comes up with just 27 hits. Only one of those is actually me.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 16:58      Profile for Tominfla     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Oh how true is that Taminflu...

Yay! Another name variation! [Applause]

Let's see that is tamiflu, timinflo, and taminflu.... [Big Grin]

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My name comes up 975 times and they're all me! [Smile] (mostly content articles I maintain my by-line to)

You'd be amazed at how impressive that is to employers. I tell potential clients to "Google me!" and they do and I typically get the job. Now, if only "Give me a raise" worked just as well...

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 18:23      Profile for Black Widow     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Googling my married name returns 7 pages. Apparently I'm on the dean's list and a talented artist. [Big Grin] Actually only a few of the entries are me. [cry baby]
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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 18:36      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tominfla:
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Oh how true is that Taminflu...

Yay! Another name variation! [Applause]

Let's see that is tamiflu, timinflo, and taminflu.... [Big Grin]

You got an alternate signature for free!

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 19:40      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
49,600 hits for my name in quotes. Most aren't me, but I do appear in the first page (and generally make a decent showing).

The important thing is that my resume and portfolio appear on the second page. I have actually received job offers based on people finding my stuff on search engines (mostly Yahoo!, where they rank highly for terms like "computer science", but sometimes Google as well).

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Icon 4 posted January 15, 2007 21:46      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
10 pages with my name (but not of me)

found a resume on a site that i haven't checked in 3 years
managed to remember my username and pass and deleted it with a quickness, but it's in google's cache so it'll still show up for quite a while
damn [Mad]

and found an article on a tech blog with my name from march 20, 2002 [Applause]

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 21:59      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
OK - according to the top results on google:

1) I wrote a definitive guide to whisky
2) I'm a guitarist from Macroom in West Cork
3) I was a sports journalist for Time magazine
(yeah, right!)
4) I am a news photographer who photographed the
aftermath of the JFK assassination.
5) ...and I am a professor of mathematical biology!

and so it goes on - page after page after page....but no sign of the real me at all. [ohwell]

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2007 23:08      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My real name is fairly common, and even with some creative searching it can take some work to find myself. However, my online name is (so far) unique, so all web searches there turn up myself.

This was a little surprising. I found that I got quoted at the end of an article in a New Zealand paper, referencing one of our discussions with a new person who didn't feel grammar or spelling were necessary.

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And she's hot, too =) You lucky SOB.
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Icon 14 posted January 15, 2007 23:47      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hey cool Sxeptomaniac!
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Icon 1 posted January 16, 2007 02:08      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The top two are me, then apparently I'm a retired person who also works in the London Stock Exchange before we get back to me.

"Stibbons" doesn't come up with anything until page 5, where instead it brings up a friend of mine from uni who has a second name that sounds a bit like stibbons [crazy] , but the other nick I use for just about everything tops google until the last item on page 1.

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iWanToUseaMac___________________Okay this time I used my real name. It appears that I am, a writer, a professor, a doctor, a pastor, a research scientist, a musician, and a dead man as my name appears on THE WALL.

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There are only two people on the Web with my name, and quite possibly we're the only two in the world. All results that have anything to do with school sports belong to the other kid. The rest are all me.
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