(Closed) If someone Googled you, what would they find?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 77
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10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Not much, my linked in profile, some university stuff and other pages to other people with the same name.

DH just told me this week that he googled me when we first started dating ‘cuz who knows what kind of weird shit I was into’. lol

He said nothing really came up then either.

Post # 78
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

On Google Images, the first pic is me but the second pic is this guy, which makes me giggle because if my ex were to Google stalk me, he’d probably be naive enough to think this is my boyfriend. My boyfriend is indeed Asian 🙂 but he doesn’t look much like this guy…

Post # 79
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756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a very common name. Six pages in, there’s not even one link that leads to me. Lots of people with my name have very successful careers (including one who’s a wedding photographer).

Post # 80
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1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@MissPine:  is he wearing a shirt of himself??

Post # 81
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4304 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My actual name, nothing.  But if you knew my username handle I used to use for like 15 years, plenty of stuff lol.

Post # 82
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7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My website and CV

My MA thesis on the university librabry website

An article about me in the university journal of undergraduate research from like 8 or 9 years ago

Post # 83
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456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

both my maiden name and married name are too common so you don’t find much on me either way.. if you search for my name and Copenhagen, you get a bunch of race results for races I’ve run. 

Post # 84
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1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My name is REALLY common, so I don’t actually show up for about 8 or 9 pages.

The first few results? Depending on what variation you google, a photographer (quite talented), a Calvin Klein model (quite pretty, but often topless), and a disbarred lawyer in Florida (quite a problem, considering I am a decidedly NOT disbarred lawyer in NJ).

Post # 85
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6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My LinkedIn profile is pretty high up there – number 6. My Pinterest is also on the first page. My Facebook doesn’t show up at first because there are a few others with my name. It isn’t even on the first page when I put in my state also. It wouldn’t matter much, because it’s private and pretty locked down. 

I got through page 12 with no pictures of myself and stopped looking. I imagine it’s because of the recent name change. My maiden I pop up on the first page in a club/volunteer work photo and a REALLY old one from when I was like 16. One of our wedding photos shows up on page 3. So weird. 

One thing I really like about my username (on here, for example) is that it’s already an established character. When you google, a bunch of books come up, and my Pinterest account. Apparently my Pinterest is going to come up anyway. But I could be any number of “Amelia’s” and don’t even necessarily have to be named that (though I’m pretty honest that it is, indeed, my first name). Lol.

Post # 86
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

There is a South African super model with my name. You have to dig a looooong time to actually find anything that is me.

 

Post # 87
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2424 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My maiden name is extremely rare (I was only one with my name), and my married name isn’t super common either (there are like 2 other people with my name now), so you can find out a lot about me.

Between googling both names, you can find a ton of wedding stuff (registry, announcements and wedding pictures). You can find out I am a chemistry grad student and which university I study at, professional publications, and a bunch of academic and athletic awards from high school and college. Thankfully, nothing I am embarassed by comes up.

Mostly, you’ll see what a major nerd I am!

 

Post # 88
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400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I share my new name with a model that dominates google web and images and my maiden name is shared with a girl who appears to have been an active sorority member in college. That makes me happy, I don’t like being on the radar.

Post # 89
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a teacher so i’m supposed to have everything about me on the net locked down. However there is a picture of me from my early 20’s smoking a shisha pipe that I just can’t get removed.

Post # 90
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am one of those “One Person in the US Named _______” people, and I was a reporter for 6 years — so there are about 5 billion web pages with my name on them, tying me to pretty specific places. Also, it means I know a lot about how much info is available about people online.  Since I left news, I’ve tried really hard to keep my name off of things, but those peoplefinders type sites still have some valid hits for me.

Back in February I actually got into it with the people at Bed Bath and Beyond over whether/how my registry would appear online. They were refusing to let me substitute my middle name for my last name and a manager got called in. Even the manager was like, “Well, do you have a wedding website? Your last name is on that.” To which I got to respond, “I have a wedding website and my last name doesn’t appear anywhere on it …for a reason.” I was pretty pissed about it, because a) it’s my name, b) I don’t want it out there, and c) I’ve been trying to dodge the same ex for 15 years because he’s just creepy and even though he’s back in the midwest, he always seems to find ways to contact me — which he did a year ago and again back in March. Then in July that ex commited three insanely violent domestic murders. So suck it, greedy retailer, for trying to convince me my name a details about my marriage need to be visible to the world and that guy on your silly website because your afraid people wont buy my gifts from you if they can’t look up my name.

Post # 91
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1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If you google my maiden name, you get every score I ever got at a speech tournament in high school, about 300 news articles I wrote and posted on the college website, and a few essay contests that I’ve won. As well as a lot of random stuff I pin on Pinterest.

With my married name, the first thing that comes up is our wedding pictures and the court documents regarding our marriage license, which is a bit unnerving. 

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