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« Reply #5685 on: April 14, 2012, 12:00:34 am »

I'm guessing that the student did not realize that not every item that comes up when googling your name is necessarily about you?

Chemystery, who lives in at least three states and is an EMT in at least one of them.  That's pretty awesome of me, since it's more than a thousand miles from the state I think I live in.
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« Reply #5686 on: April 14, 2012, 2:19:35 am »

You didn't interrupt that three sentences in?  No wonder the meeting took an hour of your life that is now lost forever.
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« Reply #5687 on: April 14, 2012, 9:01:52 am »

She's a good student overall and has this really boisterous personality.  I found it supremely entertaining.  I was laughing to myself about it for a while after she left. 
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« Reply #5688 on: April 14, 2012, 4:04:08 pm »

I'm guessing that the student did not realize that not every item that comes up when googling your name is necessarily about you?

Chemystery, who lives in at least three states and is an EMT in at least one of them.  That's pretty awesome of me, since it's more than a thousand miles from the state I think I live in.

I didn't think my name was very common but have twice run into another person with the same name in a medical setting (i.e. getting our charts confused) in two different states. And on facebook, about eight folks have the same name. It's creepy...
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« Reply #5689 on: April 14, 2012, 8:30:22 pm »

I'm guessing that the student did not realize that not every item that comes up when googling your name is necessarily about you?

Chemystery, who lives in at least three states and is an EMT in at least one of them.  That's pretty awesome of me, since it's more than a thousand miles from the state I think I live in.

I didn't think my name was very common but have twice run into another person with the same name in a medical setting (i.e. getting our charts confused) in two different states. And on facebook, about eight folks have the same name. It's creepy...

Around here, we have to spell our last name constantly because there aren't any others. At home? There are five people with my first and last name. As far as the whole country is concerned, my home state is THIRD in numbers of people with my name, behind Texas and California.
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« Reply #5690 on: April 14, 2012, 8:35:31 pm »

I'm guessing that the student did not realize that not every item that comes up when googling your name is necessarily about you?

Wait, so was all of it about you or not, isotope?  I took the original post as a comment on how little our students tend to understand how insanely qualified we all are.

And on the other issue: I'm the only person who shows up in a Google search of my name, which is very, very unfortunate.  Stupid things I said while still in high school get displayed very prominently, as well as some stupid photos of me from the same age which some old acquaintance has posted.
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« Reply #5691 on: April 14, 2012, 11:41:13 pm »

I'm guessing that the student did not realize that not every item that comes up when googling your name is necessarily about you?

Wait, so was all of it about you or not, isotope?  I took the original post as a comment on how little our students tend to understand how insanely qualified we all are.

And on the other issue: I'm the only person who shows up in a Google search of my name, which is very, very unfortunate.  Stupid things I said while still in high school get displayed very prominently, as well as some stupid photos of me from the same age which some old acquaintance has posted.

You need to work your online presence, then, so other, better things will rise to the top!
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« Reply #5692 on: April 15, 2012, 2:07:25 am »

Well the first three or four pages of Google matches are dominated by positive things to do with my career so far, but the stupid thing from high school is still number one or two on the first page.  This isn't merely a stupid thing, but a thing that makes it appear that I don't know how to think (because it comes from a period when I was still deeply affected by my upbringing inside a fundamentalist bubble).

Right now it's simply a matter of that website being favored by Google's algorithm for whatever reason.  I've already contacted the people who run it, but they've claimed they are unable to remove my name.
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« Reply #5693 on: April 15, 2012, 8:52:05 am »

Wait, so was all of it about you or not, isotope?  I took the original post as a comment on how little our students tend to understand how insanely qualified we all are.

Yes, all of it was more or less correct.  I do sound far more impressive than I am.  I have a good understanding of all things Earth, but I'm still 70% idiot.

There are a few others out there with my name.  I have a lot of marathon times attributed to me around the midwest and east coast. 
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« Reply #5694 on: April 15, 2012, 4:08:53 pm »

Well the first three or four pages of Google matches are dominated by positive things to do with my career so far, but the stupid thing from high school is still number one or two on the first page.  This isn't merely a stupid thing, but a thing that makes it appear that I don't know how to think (because it comes from a period when I was still deeply affected by my upbringing inside a fundamentalist bubble).

Right now it's simply a matter of that website being favored by Google's algorithm for whatever reason.  I've already contacted the people who run it, but they've claimed they are unable to remove my name.

Have an attorney friend write them a letter...
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« Reply #5695 on: April 15, 2012, 7:40:30 pm »

Well the first three or four pages of Google matches are dominated by positive things to do with my career so far, but the stupid thing from high school is still number one or two on the first page.  This isn't merely a stupid thing, but a thing that makes it appear that I don't know how to think (because it comes from a period when I was still deeply affected by my upbringing inside a fundamentalist bubble).

Right now it's simply a matter of that website being favored by Google's algorithm for whatever reason.  I've already contacted the people who run it, but they've claimed they are unable to remove my name.

I can sympathize.  I hope most people who search for your name will dismiss that one link as an anomaly, but you can never tell.  One of my Google doppelgangers is in prison for life for drug running, but most of the links that are really me are reasonably positive things.  None of them are on the first two pages, even when I include my middle initial.  Apparently there are a lot of people with my name out there, running a spa, a construction company, dentist office, and even a stage magician.  Impressive.
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« Reply #5696 on: April 15, 2012, 7:43:38 pm »

Well the first three or four pages of Google matches are dominated by positive things to do with my career so far, but the stupid thing from high school is still number one or two on the first page.  This isn't merely a stupid thing, but a thing that makes it appear that I don't know how to think (because it comes from a period when I was still deeply affected by my upbringing inside a fundamentalist bubble).

Right now it's simply a matter of that website being favored by Google's algorithm for whatever reason.  I've already contacted the people who run it, but they've claimed they are unable to remove my name.

I can sympathize.  I hope most people who search for your name will dismiss that one link as an anomaly, but you can never tell.  One of my Google doppelgangers is in prison for life for drug running, but most of the links that are really me are reasonably positive things.  None of them are on the first two pages, even when I include my middle initial.  Apparently there are a lot of people with my name out there, running a spa, a construction company, dentist office, and even a stage magician.  Impressive.

You mean those aren't all you?
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« Reply #5697 on: April 15, 2012, 8:14:41 pm »

Well the first three or four pages of Google matches are dominated by positive things to do with my career so far, but the stupid thing from high school is still number one or two on the first page.  This isn't merely a stupid thing, but a thing that makes it appear that I don't know how to think (because it comes from a period when I was still deeply affected by my upbringing inside a fundamentalist bubble).

Right now it's simply a matter of that website being favored by Google's algorithm for whatever reason.  I've already contacted the people who run it, but they've claimed they are unable to remove my name.

I can sympathize.  I hope most people who search for your name will dismiss that one link as an anomaly, but you can never tell.  One of my Google doppelgangers is in prison for life for drug running, but most of the links that are really me are reasonably positive things.  None of them are on the first two pages, even when I include my middle initial.  Apparently there are a lot of people with my name out there, running a spa, a construction company, dentist office, and even a stage magician.  Impressive.

This is where having a last name that requires a pronunciation guide comes in handy. I have to get to page 6 of a Google search before my doppelganger (a lawyer in a large Asian country) comes up.

Everything else comes up pure ST.
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« Reply #5698 on: April 15, 2012, 8:20:05 pm »

Well, lots of sympathies to any academics named George Zimmerman, Jerry Sandusky, or Bernard Madoff.  It could be much worse.

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« Reply #5699 on: April 15, 2012, 10:07:43 pm »

Well, lots of sympathies to any academics named George Zimmerman, Jerry Sandusky, or Bernard Madoff.  It could be much worse.

True.  But, you promised never to reveal my real name.
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