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Find Out Who You Really Are: The Vanity of Googlism

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!

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. How about using Googlism to assist the creative juices when coming up with a humorous list of falsehoods for a game of Truth and Lies. Works well as an online icebreaker.

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