I’ve been egosurfing since the early days (not sure if I actually invented the word). It means that you regularly check your online presence. Google was the best and only tool to do that. I was very excited to find out that when you spell my name wrong at Google, you’re asked if you didn’t mean ‘Krijn Schuurman’🙂
Anyway, a new service has launched by Boris Veldhuijzen Van Zanten and his compagnion: Preople. This is meant to be used to check your name, or someone else’s of course. It’s not clear what the outcome of the calculation means, except that higher is better, I presume. Naturally they act misterious about the mechanism, just like Google does.
By the way, my score (514) is way higher than Boris’s… 🙂
yong baek · 17 maart 2005 op 18:03
david jones · 20 maart 2005 op 00:50
I scored 542,000, lol. guess that is not really fair though because I have such a common name. http://www.davidjones.com is not mine… but I ride on the coattail of others nicely… LOL
david jones · 20 maart 2005 op 00:51
I scored 542,000, lol. guess that is not really fair though because I have such a common name. http://www.davidjones.com.au is not mine… but I ride on the coattail of others nicely… LOL
Hugo Fernbom · 23 maart 2005 op 20:52
I was 2610!
And I’m the only Hugo Fernbom there is!
(I’ve been making homepages since 1995.)
Hugo Fernbom · 28 maart 2005 op 15:25
For me Google doesn’t correct “Krijn Schurman” to “Krijn Schuurman”, but to “Kraijn Schurman”.
But for my name, it corrects “Hugo Fernblom” to “Hugo Fernbom”.
Krijn · 28 maart 2005 op 17:43
I thought there was only one Google? 😉 Which one are u using? I tried google.ca; same result.
Krijn · 28 maart 2005 op 21:08
Ah, now I get it. Guess I’m not that famous in Sweden 🙂
Hugo Fernbom · 10 april 2005 op 16:50
Yes, http://www.google.com/ goes to http://www.google.se/ for me.
I saw it work for your name at http://www.google.nl/
When I misspelled my name at http://www.google.ca/ it guesses “Hugo Wernblom”, probably because there is an icehockeyplayer called “Magnus Wernblom”.