I came across a really funny article in a back issue of a dutch newspaper about egosurfing.
At this point I couldnâ€™t help myself and did a little ego research of my own only to find out that nobody writes about me. But then again, why would they?
Yahoo returned an ice cold â€œDid you mean [some other womanâ€™s name]?â€ No! I mean me! The page goes on to list an old post by me on Rick Stevesâ€™ tourist scam forum from 2001, and 2 technorati tags. Thatâ€™s all folks.
Egosurf.org returns a big fat zero ego points for my name and surname. Luckily, I get 500 ego points for my nickname Superzu. What a relief! Or is it? 500 points out of how many? 1,000? 1,000,000?
Google returns 74 results for my name and surname, the first 7 are actually about me and not about other people with the same last name:
1. a post in the LED archives from March 2006
2. my employerâ€™s web site
3. my friendâ€™s PhD dissertation acknowledgements
4. my profile at DMOZ from the days I was an editor there
5. my friendâ€™s invitation to his PhD party
6 + 7 A listing in some obscure directory of web sites
The good thing about my ego googling is that I found out that there is a woman in Holland who bears my exact name. Iâ€™m actually thinking of emailing her saying â€œHi [our name]! Itâ€™s [our name]! Letâ€™s compare life stories being that we have so much in common!â€