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News Over half of Britons stalk their exes online

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 19 Feb 2009.

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  2. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    The real question here is are you top of Google for your own name?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm the top hit for my name on Google, but that's hardly a challenge!
     
  4. pimlicosound

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    The only hits on my name are for me. Apparently my name is unique on a global scale.
     
  5. Tyrmot

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    I not only get top listing in Google Web but also in Google Images! Not sure if that's good or bad though...
     
  6. freedom810

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    My username gives me better results compared to my real name.
     
  7. DarkFear

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    I don't make for good Google material :

    Your search - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx - did not match any documents.

    Suggestions:

    * Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
    * Try different keywords.
    * Try more general keywords.
    * Try fewer keywords.


    At least it makes stalking more of a challenge :D

    Also

    First sentence of article, one "catch up" too many...
     
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  8. Krazeh

    Krazeh Well-Known Member

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    Sharing the same name as the ex-Executive Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe makes it very tricky for me to be top of google for my own name.
     
  9. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    It doesn't help there to be an author with your name...
     
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    Or a rapper of some description...
     
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    Hang on surely there is a slight difference between googleing a name once and "Stalking", Or does my one search for venison recipes classify me as obsessed with Bambi
     
  12. Matticus

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    When I read the title I read it as, half of britons stalk their .exes online. You can imagine me trying to work that one out for a minute.

    I am not the top google result for my name, It always comes up with did you mean "this popular christian singer/song writer whose name is just one letter off yours" but then below that when it does search my name it is just a few peoples facebooks.

    It used to be me when my old band had our website up.

    "On average, women were slightly more likely to search for ex partners online than men." I can see that being very true, crazy women. :p
     
  13. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    these days the only reason I google my own name is to be careful of what shows up when my name is googled... need to control your own online presence and all that
     
  14. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Googling your names isn't necessarily for an ego trip, sometimes it is useful to know what information other people can find out about you, even if it is just so you can go and remove it.
     
  15. Mongoose132

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    Mine comes up with a photo of four Chinese men.. :S
     
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    Googling my real name gives me authors, doctors, TV presenters and even streets. Google images gives me a picture of Jeremy Irons. Red 5 gets me a chain of gadget shops and a whole bunch of unrelated pictures, however another of my internet aliases puts me top of the returns.
     
  17. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    I know I do!

    LOL!
    Nah, I rather not "Poke that Bear".
     
  18. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    Amongst others I lost out to a politician, a psychiatrist and Bronco Bill of all people. I guess im too common.

    I dont really search for them, they are still on friend lists and I come across updates regularly
     
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    There's only one person I've found with the same first name, and definitely no people with the the same first and last :)
     
  20. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    If you google my user you get my Football Manager 07 tactic that got posted all over the world and had over 300,000 downloads from it's original hosting site (although I just found it on a japanese site too :D really must play fm again...
     
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