165Views60Replies

Author Options:

The Internet is a Big Thing. Answered

Really.

Really.

Big.


So I was bored. So bored, in fact, that I decided to Google myself. I clicked the text box of my Google search bar and typed in Labot2001. Just to see what comes up, what web sites I've forgotten about, who spies on me, etc. It wasn't until I Googled myself that I realized how big the Internet actually was.

For example, my mousetrap car showed up on MAKE. And about 50 million other places. Same with a handful of my other ibles. It's weird to think that the Internet just loops around, through, and under itself a million times. Sometimes without even realizing it.

So try it. Google yourself. Share what you find.

Discussions

0
KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

Wowie... I'm plastered all over Daily DIY and geek sites with my pimple ible.... what a thing to be remembered for... My real name turns up the usual crap, nothing special :(, but all of my major exploits don't have my name attached...

0
robots199
robots199

Reply 11 years ago

Same here, All of my firefox and other instructibles ended up on daily diy or other geek sites. I think mostly all instructibles are on Daily DIY

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

LOL, I have just been reminded that I refer to the internet as my internet when I'm talking at home.

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

It's the

INTERWEB

0
Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

ASK A NINJA!

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

WILL IT BLEND?

0
Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

YES, IT WILL!

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Yay, iphones and all their evil spawn stink...

0
Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

The new one has 3G!!! And it's only $200!!

0
robots199
robots199

Reply 11 years ago

Problem is, You cant activate it on iTunes. Nooo

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Hey, how come your big letters are bigger than my big letters?

0
Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

I don't think they are...

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Call it what you, it's main, all mine I tell you!

Hugs monitor to chest, looks furtively around.

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

It's main??

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, mainly mine. I let other people use parts of it. 0ccasionally.

0
Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

I let other people use parts of it.

Though your rent is outrageous.

0
littlechef37
littlechef37

11 years ago

I found several instructables I have done and.... I once had an account at blogstar ????

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

If I google my real name, I'm a fraudulent, dead insurance tycoon who sacked all his staff via text.

When he died, a pupil was idly googling to see what staff he could find on the internet. He didn't read past the first line, but went straight onto msn to all his friends. Boy, they surprised when I walked into school the next morning...

If I google for Kiteman, I generally get the other one.

0
whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, apparently you died in a car crash?

0
whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

*Knows Kitemans real name*

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

*Knows it too*

0
xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

*Doesn't know it, but is curious*

0
whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

*Isn't telling*

0
xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

*Says please*

0
whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

DENIED

0
xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

*Cries and runs away*

0
whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

*Evil laugh*

0
xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

*Innocent cry*

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Thinks about changing name...

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Can read Kiteman's mind, so there's no need...

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

ROFLOL! Were they in deep mourning, or party mode? :D How, exactly, did they react when they saw you?

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Lots of whispers, and one kid actually said; But you're dead, sir!

0
Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

What ages are they?

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

They're 9-13. I didn't say anything, because I'd missed the news. (I find an enigmatic smile goes a long way in these situations.)

0
Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 11 years ago

That is absolutely hilarious.

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

:D LOL! What did you say?

0
gschoppe
gschoppe

Reply 11 years ago

you're David Swindlan? Whazzup!!

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

...er...

No?

You know, that name actually gets no hits on Google?

(I wonder if anybody has a real name that is a googlewack?)

0
gschoppe
gschoppe

Reply 11 years ago

I certainly hope there are no hits. I'd hate to think someone else had as strange a creative streak for names as I do...

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

My real name gets no hits either...:'(

0
Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

My real name comes up with a newspaper article. Then there's a bunch of junk about people I don't even know.

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, there are several Kitemans (Kitemen?) running around the net.

0
westfw
westfw

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah; there's a whole new science to picking product names that get uniquely hit when someone does an internet search. My real name is awful. My original self-selected username of 20+ years is worse, *and* I didn't get it on most of the free eMail/etc sites ("BillW" is somebody famous that isn't me. He even had bumper stickers...) "westfw" (which was a school-assigned username in college) does surprisingly well...

0
PKM
PKM

11 years ago

Googling PKM turns up some stock prices, a lot of stuff about Personal Knowledge Management, a machine gun and my Instructables profile page.

Googling my real name turns up a more famous namesake (a grandfather who was an author) and a few bits and pieces left around from when I was a webmaster of a university martial arts club.

I was kind of put off googling my own name after dating a girl who was quite fond of it because it turned up a bunch of newspaper articles about how she got the best exam results in the entire world.

0
KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

...

Umm, can I have her number?

0
PKM
PKM

Reply 11 years ago

In the interests of avoiding being painted as a bitter individual, I will refrain from telling you all the reasons why you don't want to go there and just say "No". :)

0
Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

A whole lotta NUTHIN, other than links to the show "Monk". None of my ibles, nor any links to anything I've done on other sites...

0
xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

That's why you have to have an original name. When I search skate6566, every link that comes up pertains to me. Same thing with labot2001. But you and bran both chose very popular or already well known names. Get it changed? Adrian monk6566? (NO DON'T USE THAT, the 6566 is my thing)

0
Bran
Bran

Reply 11 years ago

It's okay - I know how it feels.