Google yourself

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Google yourself

The phenomenon has even been the subject of scholarly research. Once users create a Google profile, their name, occupation and location and photo if they choose appears in a box on the first page of the search results for their name.

The similarity to Facebook is no accident.

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By giving users a modicum of control over the results that appear on a search for their name, Google hopes to establish a social network beachhead and take on wildly popular sites like Facebook and MySpace.

The Google profile lets you set up a personalized page on which you can include links to your blog, Twitter feed or company website, plus share online photos and link to your other profiles on sites such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn. Or think they do.

You can share info with friends and family and control who sees what. But there is a "Send a message" feature that lets anyone with a Google account e-mail you without revealing your e-mail address. A Google map, of course.

Google yourself

The more information you add to your profile, the higher your page is likely to be ranked on a Google search for your name and associated keywords, such as the name of your hometown, your job title or where you work or go to school.

And the more richly detailed your Google profile is, the more Google knows about you.Mar 19,  · Google's URL removal tool is handy for erasing evidence of past mistakes from the internet. Discuss: 6 ways to delete yourself from the internet Sign in to comment. After you complete those steps, be sure to do a Google Images search to see what pictures of yourself show up.

Think someone is stealing your pictures? Then use the reverse image search tool. For all those people that find it more convenient to bother you with their question than to google it for themselves. Google Yourself is a strange and creepy story about someone who searches for their own name online and finds more than they bargained for.

Google Yourself. You will be searching for yourself online. Here are your instructions: Use at least 2 different search engines (google, yahoo, etc) and a few finding people sites.

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(,, etc.) Spend 30 minutes or so searching for yourself. The answer could make a difference between a job and the unemployment line, or ‘happily ever after’ and nights alone.

That's why you need to run your own search first.

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