01-03-2015, 04:02 PM
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I do periodically; if you haven't you should for curiosity sake if nothing else. It's not a bad security precaution either.

I found that I have 12 neighbors, many who I don't even know since they live so far away (I live in rural Maine). I guess someone who lives 1 mile away could still be considered a neighbor, but I don't. My closest neighbors didn't even show up.

I also found a site that claims to sell information about my social forum information or some such. Anyone paying $ for that is certain to be disappointed.

So have you ever googled yourself?

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 01-03-2015, 04:08 PM
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I did once and again just now after reading. Mostly court cases of people vs or state vs etc. Thankfully none are me personally!

I was never caught. Cool

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 01-03-2015, 04:31 PM
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yes i have. came up all the flatterings i already know about Biggrin

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 01-03-2015, 05:11 PM
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I share a name with a television character, so I would be way down the list.

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 01-03-2015, 05:13 PM
  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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No, I'm not googlish when I do it to myself. Tongue

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 01-04-2015, 01:55 AM
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I use to all the time when i was producing music under my "pseudonym". Now, nope. Thing of the past.

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 01-04-2015, 01:58 AM
  • MPH
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I have but it only comes up with work related hits, and I don't want to be reminded of work when I'm on my free time so I have stopped looking!!! ;-)

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 01-04-2015, 05:05 AM
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I just did, not one single thing related to me. I'll take that as a win.

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 01-04-2015, 06:37 AM
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then you must be the mysterious mr incognito Cool

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 01-04-2015, 06:49 AM
  • savagejoerude
  • If you ain't a LOSER, you ain't livin'!!
  • New Orleans USA
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Found nothing using my full name. Lots of cousins, & obituaries for my Dad and grandfather..I have 3 1st cousins named Joseph and a large extended family. Nothing on me though.... With my "Savage" Joe version found mostly music pics and reviews that have been posted on various social sites... Good thing that internet stuff wasn't around when I was still a criminal !!...lol

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 01-04-2015, 07:10 AM
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Google myself and coworkers on a regular basis... poke around some of the darker and scarier places on the internet as well, being properly paranoid. I consider it a safety measure, and something most people ought to do from time to time - more often if you're on FaceBook and other social media.

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 01-04-2015, 10:09 AM
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When I first got on the internet back 1993 (starting on telnet and usenet until I found a copy of Netcape...which was still beta), there were no search engines and the concept of online privacy never occurred to me. After a few years when search engines started popping up (Yahoo was actually a good one at one point, as was Lycos and Metacrawler) I did a search on my name and found many posts I made to usenet and webforums under my own name. Some were fine...posts about brewing beer and making barbecue...but others were my posts on political forums and knowing there are many kooks out there, decided that was not a good thing. Since then I have been very careful about where I post any actual identifying information. Now when I google my name, very little comes up and what does is not very interesting to anyone.

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 02-05-2015, 06:33 PM
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I mostly find other people with my name or court cases luckily I wasn't involved in lol

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