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    I have a very common name and dont use facebook. I might create a fake fan website which goes on about all the charity work i've done and how i've helped so many people become rich because i was employed by them.
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    If someone Googles my Internet name they'll find plenty on me. If they Google my real name, they'll be hard-pressed to find anything on me amongst all the references to the ex-Scotland rugby captain!
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    Googling just my name finds nothing. However if I google my name and the city i go to university in, then it comes up with my linkedin profile, twitter (nothing obscene) and facebook (all security settings maxed so they can only see my photo lmao). Not baaad.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    Try it with your town name.
    Your university etc.
    Narrow the paramters down.
    I would do this but I'm paranoid since Google store all your search results together with your IP address. So if you've googled "big titted Asian girls" and then "Benjamin Field Aston University Birmingham age 19" then you'd best hope Google never gets hacked. :mmm:
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    I'm a semi professional golfer.
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    (Original post by k3ro)
    Googling just my name finds nothing. However if I google my name and the city i go to university in, then it comes up with my linkedin profile, twitter (nothing obscene) and facebook (all security settings maxed so they can only see my photo lmao). Not baaad.
    Not quite maxed. My profile doesn't come up on Google at all, no picture, nothing
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I would do this but I'm paranoid since Google store all your search results together with your IP address. So if you've googled "big titted Asian girls" and then "Benjamin Field Aston University Birmingham age 19" then you'd best hope Google never gets hacked. :mmm:
    http://www.scroogle.org/
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    I totally agree with this.
    I googled my name. First I got a girl with the same name as me living in Washington; then I found some UK address site that has both my home and uni full address on, my age, and other adults living at the properties (from electoral register info). Jesus christ. If you register for the site, it will tell you how long I've lived there, who my neighbours are, and the value of the property.
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    (Original post by secret_smile)
    How do you do this?
    Privacy settings -> Apps and Websites -> Public Search

    Will take a while to take effect
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    They'd find my FB and Twitter. My FB rarely gets updated and is mostly pictures I've been tagged in from family gatherings. My tweets are protected. (: Ahhhh... the relief!
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    All my TSR threads, OH ****.
    Most other forums I've used
    FACEBOOK isn't there, neither is TAGGED
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    I'm a midwife O.o

    On the image search I get a picture of me 2nd. There's also pictures from a well known film adaptation of a diary and a singer who shares my surname (and looks a little bit like my dad in my opinion). Less relevant is pestle and mortar
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    (Original post by daisydaffodil)
    I share my name with a person who has a twitter account under the username of BabyEater14.. That's not good.
    And now we all know your name, that is even worse.
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    My name+univeristy town+home town gives 'female strippers, strippergrams, kissograms, models and lap dancers' To get anything at all on me you have to google my name and my secondary school's name and that just gives you my A-level results. Nothing on images though- strangely it gives you a picture of the Weasley twins
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    (Original post by little_ladyy)
    And now we all know your name, that is even worse.
    True

    But then I don't say anything on here that I'd be truly horrified at people knowing in r/l...
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    My name is far too common to be found normally... if you add Cardiff to the search query it's relatively easy to find my Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn Profiles, but there's nothing that would reflect negatively on me and in fact most of it would probably look quite positive to potential employers.

    My Facebook account is excluded from Search engines and people who aren't my friends can't see much information at all.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    Try it with your town name.
    Your university etc.
    Narrow the paramters down.
    My name (not at all odd, pretty common) with my uni, UEA, brings my linked in profile as number 1 hit on google, and linked in profile pic as number 1 image search.

    Scary stuff! My name on its own and I don't even feature at all!

    edit: No idea why I said scary stuff, no reason at all to not want people to look at my LinkedIn profile, great way to get job offers
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    My name is so common [a good thing or a curse lol?!], it is next to impossible to find stuff about me from my name alone.

    If you search my name and university, you can find an article I wrote for the university.
    My name and city again brings up nothing about me.

    I can understand what the OP means. I find that if you search the usernames you commonly use, that brings up a lot of stuff and things you've forgotten about. By my usernames never have anything to do with my name, so that doesn't really matter.
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    I don't put anything on fb which I wouldn't openly admit to doing. Other people tag me in drunken pictures, but you can't see them without befriending me first, and tbf, it's not as if most people didn't go to parties and hang out with friends as young person/student :dontknow:. Then it's obituaries and a porn site from someone with the same name as me :p:.
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    (Original post by Paul McCartney)
    Nothing at all. I have the most uncommon name ever and I don't have Facebook/Twitter/Myspace, so I'm clear
    Surely they'd find out that you are one of the most talented, influential, best-selling, best-loved, most famous, era-defining musicians of modern times?'


    Please don't break any of my illusions.
 
 
 
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