Discover Your Self 4

Why you should Google yourself–and often:

To see what the Internet knows about you, start by going to the Google site or by using the Google toolbar. Next, either type your name in quotations or, for a more refined search, type intext: (intext with a colon) immediately followed by your name in quotes. Now type your address or phone number, and Google may turn up a church or a social group directory listing. If this doesn’t surprise or outrage you, type into Google your social security number or credit card numbers.

I’ve been doing that for years (as I posted previously).

4 thoughts on “Discover Your Self

  1. Reply Ryan Sep 15,2004 2:41 pm

    I’m pretty clean. A few web pages brought back by my name, none by my address, SIN, or credit card numbers.

  2. Reply Chris O Sep 15,2004 4:19 pm

    ya, i’m safe too. nothing that really had me on there, just some crazy euro sites with ppl using the same name as me!

  3. Reply Pender Sep 17,2004 8:59 am

    Mr Bowers needs to setup comments on his site.. That moon phases thingy is nifty! I’m thinking I’ll grab that for my sidebar thingy on my site too. :)

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