Track you down?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by chaos945, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    When was the last time any of you put your names into a popular search engine to see what comes back?

    Since the last time I looked, the amount of information available online with just my name used here was surprisingly a lot! After some searching around with other keywords, I was able to remove a good hunk of sensitive information about myself online!

    This came to mind when I noticed another poster here's name on another site I was frequenting and thought "hmm" I wonder, 7,210 Google results later and I was convinced to track down and remove my own information.

    All I can say is I'm going to be using much more popular words and phrases as a username in the future to make tracking me down a heck of a lot harder. :eek:
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    *shrug* as soon as you put any name on the net, it will be picked up by a search engine.
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yup any sites you join etc will be picked up on by google, by google'in my name you can find most of sites i'm a member off :p
     
  4. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I seem to be doing ok somehow ... this nick isn't on google yet (well in 1st 14 pages at least) and my IRC nick is only on 2 now somehow .. was more before I thought :(
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    'hybrid' is pretty popular, but i know alot of my infos online.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    perris is a city in cali, so I'm obscure for quite a few pages
     
  7. NerdUprising

    NerdUprising [ Method ]

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    hmmm, one hit for deviantart, two for NTFS, and one for ping results on dslreports
    4 = not too shabby :)

    momma I are famous! :p