Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Google Thyself

It was probably about six years ago that someone had told me they'd Googled me. I didn't know what they meant. It had a risque sound to it!

But once they explained they'd put in a search with my name, I began to do that too every now and again. I still do, simply as a means to see what cyberspace tracks and TRAPS about me.

If I write and publish something new, my name is sometimes attributed to that, but not always.
Sometimes comments I leave on websites appear, too.

I seek my maiden name and come across Polly Adler, aka Pearl Adler, a notorious madam.

I seek out my married name and Google usually presents me with Nick Saban, a sports coach, or Pearl Harbor. Hello...? My name is Pearl Saban.

Googling oneself is sometimes as good as going to a different city and looking up your name in a phonebook. Sometimes it exists; other times it doesn't. But it's a game of curiousity.

See if there's a famous version of you out there. Ahem...a version famous for more than just a blog...or leaving a perpetual comment on a blog!


rabbi neil fleischmann said...

i confess. i have googled myself. rabbi neil will get you to my blog. my last name spelled wrong - fleishman will NOT get you to me. There's a Neil Fleischmann who won a dance competition - not me. For some reason one post - a meme of seven thigs about me - from long ago often comes up up top.

cruisin-mom said...

Here's what I found Pearl...(insert my name:)
pled guilty to Promoting Gambling in the First Degree. On January 10,1999, New York.
YIKES! didn't know I had it in me!

Ezzie said...

Try it with " " around your name. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL..Well, you know about Googling me! Been There, Done That! It's ENOUGH!

I LOVE your guesses for the "guess what" Pearl....They are so terrific----imaginative and fun, too.....I'm going to Post the Answer HOPEFULLY by tomorrow....

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

I'm going to double dip just to say again that I really liked this post.