Tired: Doing a google on your own name.
Wired: Reading a Googlism on your own name.
Expired: Looking up your name in a phone book.
What is Googlism? The best why to find out is to explore, but more or less, it uses the “collective” wisdom of the Google API to extract a list of statements found about a given name. (Tip of the blog hat to Bryan Bell). It is meaningless, strange, not of any identified use… but fascinating.
Among my own bizarre namesakes:
alan levine is a recognized leader in marketing
alan levine is a business manager at law engineering and environmental services
alan levine is chair
alan levine is the director of marketing
alan levine is director
alan levine is a balding man in his late forties dresses quite well and has a new rolex watch on his wrist
alan levine is struggling to say something positive about his city
alan levine is de drijvende kracht achter computer
Hey that Rolex is used!
The post "Find Out Who You Really Are: The Vanity of Googlism" was originally pushed out of the bottom of a purple jar of Play-Doh at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2004/06/find-out/) on June 2, 2004.