The Perils Of Ego Surfing: There Might Be A Smarter You Out There

from the such-is-life dept

An LA Times reporter finally did what most people discovered long ago: the ability to search Google for your own name. However, he came to a horrifying realization: he wasn't the only Geoff Boucher. Even worse, in his opinion, it looked like the other Geoff Boucher might be smarter than he was. Once again, we discover the dangers of a combination of too much free time and Google.


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    Oliver Wendell Jones, Aug 17th, 2004 @ 9:29am

    Woohoo!

    Apparently, according to Google, I've got a name-twin who's a doctor, another who's an author and a 3rd who's a tennis player...

    I didn't seem to show up at all, should I be glad that my life is private or should I be upset that I'm not famous?

     

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    Anonymous, Sep 19th, 2007 @ 1:29pm

    You ain't alone, brother...

    Apparently, there's a male model with my name and as roguishly handsome as I am, he's a might bit prettier than me. :-
    A few times I've even been contacted by different girls looking for him. Lucky bastard...

     

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