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How googled are you? - Ed's journal
How googled are you?
Type your "most favoured handle" in to http://www.google.com.
Count the number that are either by you or about you.

Just to avoid many pages of counting, I'd suggest limiting it to the first 3.
(eg. 30 hits)
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eithnepdb From: eithnepdb Date: August 19th, 2004 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
249...good lord...I must get a life :)
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 19th, 2004 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
249 hits?
Or 249 entries that reference you?

I was quite suprised to key in my name, and find that there's about 2 entries on page 3 that _aren't_ things i've either written, posted, or responses to the above.
eithnepdb From: eithnepdb Date: August 19th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Both I think....

I didn't go through all the pages though - hit about ever 5th one - and they a mix of posts by me and about me -

But they wouldn't include protected posts would they?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 19th, 2004 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope, google can only search public stuff.

And hey, seeing yourself reflected in multitudes of mirrors is surely a good boost to the ego.
xarrion From: xarrion Date: August 19th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm...there are 400 or so for Xarrion, but some of them are that German guy who posts on games forums (grr).

Scarily, one site brought up Nerva Xarrion as a real human being. But it was a geneology site that also had surnames like Xarpenter. I think it's just trying to be clever.
zaitan From: zaitan Date: August 19th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Zaitan get about 350 hits, of which about 5 are actually me, all on the first page.

Another interesting one is to search for your email address, the number of hits is usually proportional to the quantity of spam you receive.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 19th, 2004 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that poor sap ed@byzantium.com must be getting spam by the shitload.
the_wood_gnome From: the_wood_gnome Date: August 19th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
3 main pages each with it's own sub page.

bizzarely enough the top one is an error page genetared by the sinergy website... ?
darkgodfred From: darkgodfred Date: August 19th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, "Tristan Beck" gets 7 pages after google discounts similar results. Five of which are me.

But not the top one:


My namesake is the small one down the front, he even has his own webpage


And it's better than mine. Sulking time.
iamnotramphus From: iamnotramphus Date: August 23rd, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fowler didn't get one - unsurprising really.

Ramphus is part of the latin name for some kind of disease apparently.
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