What do you get when you Google YOUR name?
Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 12 years ago
I know about the thread "Who is the most popular Miles Citian", but in the retrospect of Google, when Googling your own name, I think I have a few of ya beat!

Googling "Joshrath" http://is.gd/py1L

^It even does the "Did you mean: Josh Rath" thing!!!!

Googling "Josh Rath" http://is.gd/py28

So, What do YOU get when you google YOUR name?
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Posted by Stone (+1596) 12 years ago
mc.com
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Posted by Jeremy Orthman (+434) 12 years ago
It's depressing, mostly all it brings up is posts from MC.com and it used to bring up my information from the CCDHS football website. What is scary is how much of our personal information that is bought and sold by others online. I found one website that had my name, location and families name. I had to contact to the site to request my name be removed.
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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2732) 12 years ago
Interesting. Another fun game is to do a google search using just your first name followed by the words "needs a". For example, when I do a search for "Steve needs a" - one of the results that came up was:

"Steve needs to find a squirrel hitman.

Not necessarily true, but entertaining nonetheless.
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Posted by MollieP (+136) 12 years ago
lots of stuff....man there is a lot of wierd sites out there! I was told I have facebook and classmates.com account...imagine that?
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Posted by Big Dave (+434) 12 years ago
Yikes, I get Big Dave's line dancing website as the first response. And after going to High School Musical on Ice (with my daughters) I got my man license suspended. Sadly I think a full blown revocation can't be far away. On the bright side though, I won't have to feel guilty anymore when I shun baseball to watch "What not to Wear."
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Posted by tom regan (+2522) 12 years ago
I had no idea I look so old, or care so much about animal rights.

I do believe that many animals have the right to taste delicious and be on my dinner plate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Regan
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 12 years ago
Jeremy, just do a ZabaSearch - it'll make you even more depressed about the fact that once info shows up on a website... it never goes away.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 12 years ago
What I get depends on which name I use.
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Posted by jkuhl (+81) 12 years ago
I once googled my name and ended up getting around $40 back from some long forgotten utility deposit. Oooooo, jackpot! But as my mom used to say, "better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick."
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Posted by Nathan Miles (+20) 12 years ago
apparently i have been editing TV shows in Hollywood since 1994, (when i was 8) and am a PE teacher in Roxana Illinois. (and anybody who knows me knows that PE was my least favorite subject.)

its kinda sad that i only found out about this site because of the Fire, but at least now i know.
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Posted by Staci Peterson (+73) 12 years ago
I'm still missing.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1350) 12 years ago
You're sitting at your computer. You can email me the finders fee.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
I share a name with a professor at MSU-Billings and the guy who writes Ms. Marvel for Marvel Comics. Sweet.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 12 years ago
Google search operators can be handy at times.

The operator site: is handy when you want something within a single website or domain.

Here's an example - use this for a google search
site:www.milescity.com Johnnie Lockett Thomas

and you get this:

http://www.google.com/#hl...ih951jWB1U

You can also use search operators such as site:edu

The allintitle: and intitle: operators limit the search to keywords appearing in the title.

insubject: does what you likely suspect it will.

inURL: limits the search to urls - inurl:2009 is a way to sometimes narrow the focus down to a single year - you can play with other dates as well

related: sometimes give you some amusing results - sometimes interesting ones.

You can limit your search to specific files type - examples:
filetype: pdf
filetype: ppt
filetype: doc


Anyway, if you google for "google search operators" you'll find more of these.
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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2732) 12 years ago
I'm a guitarist for a british pop/rock group called Ocean Colour Scene and/or a Comcast Corp. Vice-President.

Personally, I think I prefer the Squirrel Hitman position that came up on the previous search.
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Posted by Samantha (+115) 12 years ago
If I go by Sam, I'm a black dude that played in the NBA from 84-01. Pretty sweet eh?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 12 years ago
Thankfully, I don't get any posts on mc.com.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 12 years ago
Wow, Most of you are 1. Off topic, and 2. Missing the whole point.

The point of this is to see if you are on google, not some random person with the same name as you. If I was going to do that, I would be a dead iraqi war sergeant. But, no. I gave the exact results to MY stuff, which is what I was hoping someone would do. For EXAMPLE. If we Google "Bert Elwood", we get... http://www.google.com/sea...tnG=Search.

What might be the 8th hit?
A post from our forums about our Bert Elwood. Not some other Bert Elwood from whatever land. If you would kindly stick on topic for once, and do that, that would be awesome. Cause, hey. If you claim to fame, prove it..

Josh Rath
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
Thanks for the buzzkill there, Josh.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 12 years ago
>>Wow, Most of you are 1. Off topic, and 2. Missing the whole point.

Or not all that interested in the topic/point to begin with . . . that would be my take on it.
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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2732) 12 years ago
Looks like the ranks of the MC.com "Thread Police Force" just grew by one. Have fun with that job of herding cats, Josh.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 12 years ago
Ummmmm.....Josh, I think Stone answered your topic question with the first post to your thread. Your "Bert Elwood" example only confirmed what Stone posted.

Internet posting rule of thumb: After intial thread question has been answered, thread is allowed to devolve into whaterver musings/rantings/philosophical discussions the rest of the forum members want.

That aside, I'll respond to your post:

When I google my name, sites that I am associated with are (1) mc.com, (2) homebrew discussion board the HBD digest, (3) work-related stuffs; and (4) some charitable organizations that I have donated money to. The rest of the sites, that have nothing to do with me, for some reason, are Swedish.
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Posted by Jeremy Orthman (+434) 12 years ago
Dan,

Yeah I've also seen those sites.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 12 years ago
Gunnar, I saw stone did reply that, and knew what he meant. But most didn't even talk about it, so i feel that if they are gonna go off to another topic, start another thread, and don't invade my thread with their stupidity.

>> Internet posting rule of thumb: After intial thread question has been answered, thread is allowed to devolve into whaterver musings/rantings/philosophical discussions the rest of the forum members want. <<
I'm not entirely sure what forums you have been reading, besides MC.com, but everywhere else that is SOMEWHAT popular, does it the way I try to keep mine. To the point, and nothing else.

Hal, If so, then why did they even set foot into the thread? Why not just bypass it? They had to of been somewhat interested in it. But, if they didn't care once they read it, they have no right to start their own stupid conversation within mine.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9194) 12 years ago
I think Obama's a secret muslim socialist - thoughts?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
Gunnar, I saw stone did reply that, and knew what he meant. But most didn't even talk about it, so i feel that if they are gonna go off to another topic, start another thread, and don't invade my thread with their stupidity.

Wow, Josh. I guess I didn't know that I was invading your thread with my stupidity when I read - and subsequently replied to - your initial post. In case you forgot what exactly it was that you posted, here it is in its entirety:

I know about the thread "Who is the most popular Miles Citian", but in the retrospect of Google, when Googling your own name, I think I have a few of ya beat!

Googling "Joshrath" http://is.gd/py1L

^It even does the "Did you mean: Josh Rath" thing!!!!

Googling "Josh Rath" http://is.gd/py28

So, What do YOU get when you google YOUR name?


You weren't all that specific about what you were looking for, Josh. You asked people what they got when they Googled their name. You didn't provide very stringent guidelines, so I don't think you should be calling everyone out now. If you wanted something specific, you should have asked for something specific.

And getting upset with people when a thread goes off on a tangent is just silly. It's what happens on here. You've been on milescity.com long enough to realize this. Spare us your indignance, okay? It's not your thread, anyway. It's Larry's. If you had posted the thread on your blog, you'd have a point. You didn't, so you don't.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 12 years ago
>>they have no right to start their own stupid conversation within mine.

Josh,

I wish you well in enforcing your rules . . . knowing this crowd I'm pretty sure you'll have your hands full.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
I think Obama's a secret muslim socialist - thoughts?

Here's my thoughts:

The Surgeon General has no right to tell me where I can and where I cannot inhale chemtrails.

THE U.S. CONSTITUTION MAKES NO MENTION OF THE SURGEON GENERAL WHATSOEVER!!!! .... THE SURGEON GENERAL IS 25,000% UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!
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Posted by daveb (+76) 12 years ago
Looks like I'm a rapper, astronaut, assistant professor at Duke, have been nominated for 4 Oscars, make sundials, an architect, founder and president of ZOLL Data Systems, City Council member in Charlottesville, and so on...

I could keep going but with a name like David Brown it would be impossible to name all of my achievements.



P.S. Regan you sure have aged since the last time I saw you.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9194) 12 years ago
Unlike Dave Brown, Bridgier Wood is a rather singular entity.
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1334) 12 years ago
I tried it and apparently I'm not the only guitar playing Steve Sullivan around...but I did notice that I'm the best looking. ;-)

I don't even show up in the search results until page 76 or something. Which is all right with me or people might be hounding me for my tinfoil hat designs.
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Posted by T Brown (+478) 12 years ago
OK...so I googled my name and, since I have such a popular name, it came up with all kinds of people with the same name as me, but not me. HHHMMMMMM...I guess i'm nobody!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Cheryl Gaer-Barlow (+474) 12 years ago
59 websites.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 12 years ago
I'm apparently an internist, the owner of an Irish dance studio and currently buried in the Walnut, Illinois Cemetery.

Take a chill pill, Josh. This is more fun.
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Posted by Matt Schmitz (+402) 12 years ago
No wonder I am so damn tired! I apparently play college tennis, perform orthopedic surgery in Texas in my spare time, manage a golf course, play bass guitar for "Fantan", own a dairy farm, coach the running backs at Tennessee Tech, and my favorite, play guitar and sing for a band called "Dance Billy Dance"
I really need to slow down some.
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Posted by Gwen Gunther (+101) 12 years ago
Trying to avoid Josh's wrath I gave an honest effort in finding out what "I" was up to on Google... I quit when I found out that apparently I died October 6, 2008. Darn it, no sense looking further! Man, somebody could have told me......
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Posted by Matt Schmitz (+402) 12 years ago
I hear ya Gwen. I also learned on Google that my wife "Sylvia" died in November. At 31 years of age. Somebody really should keep me informed of these things.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 12 years ago
The great thing about being a poster here is that now when I google several of the phrases or subjects I use, I can legitimately quote myself. After all, if its on google it HAS to be true.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 12 years ago
I need to take a vacation from the internets because the first results for my name are genuinely me... Wall Street Journal articles, couple of magazines, interviews, etc.

I do also see hits from the forums here come up shortly thereafter.
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Posted by Cory Cutting (+1272) 12 years ago
Since I too have an "individual" name, I don't really get anything too fun. Mostly from my bio from the web site for the radio station I work for, some postings from here, and some Facebook mentions. Although after finding out about the Facebook thing, I disabled the ability to find my profile on there through a search.

The best one is some chick and "Cory cutting the cake". Which is better than some the the things I was accused of "cutting" in grade school! (DAN M!!!!)
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 12 years ago
lol - Hey, like Brenda C. ever took it easy on MY last name?? lol

We're both easy targets.
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