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theabbie
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Is egosurfing bad?

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    @wiki Egosurfing
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    @theabbie Egosurfing (also Googling yourself, vanity searching, egosearching, egogoogling, autogoogling, self-googling) is the practice of searching for one's own name, or pseudonym on a popular search engine in order to review the results. Similarly, an egosurfer is one who surfs the Internet for his or her own name to see what information appears. It has become increasingly popular with the rise of Internet search engines, as well as free blogging and web-hosting services. Though Google is the search engine most commonly mentioned when referring to egosurfing, other widely known search engines include Yahoo and Bing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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    Honestly, I don't see direct harm in it
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    Everyone Google's themselves at some point in time.
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    @Aitkotw I do it regularly, is that bad?
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    @theabbie well, if you've got nothing better to do. Google yourself all the way!!
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    @Aitkotw Then I am safe
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    I don't exist on Google lol
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    I do the opposite.

    I work actively to bury my own serps.
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    @HiFiWiFiSciFi No one knows your name, so can't verify
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    @PrivateGER I actually have social media because I want people to look me up. It's the only reason besides that it is a phonebook for international friends. Where are people scared for?

    I think some presence (not only on git) is a good thing. Name, picture, done.

    Edit: I don't think surfing yourself has anything to do ego. You should do it often so you can find out which company is selling your phone number this time 🙄
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    @rooter Having your own website which appears on searching your name or pseudonym is more than enough.
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    @theabbie yes. But the people publishing their own webpage as npm package should go to jail. Developer jail where the guards are QA's and designers. Hint hint 😉😂
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    @rooter Are you talking about me? because I have done that. it's not just a webpage though, It has some utility functions.
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    @theabbie yes, i am talking about you 😂 While npm is known for the shitload of garbage and useless stuff, you thought, yh, let's make my personal website installable to the world with a oneliner 😂 Wtf 😁😁
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    @rooter I just wanted to grab that name, might make something useful or of it later.
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    @theabbie I like you but you have to go straight to jail dude 😂 With this attitude we raped the domain name world. I wish that domain names were 200,- or smth and some cheap / free tlds for students or non profit.

    Cheap stuff is great, but because of this attitude nearly impossible
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    @rooter No one else is interested in 'theabbie' keyword. I am afraid that is I get famous one day, people will start stealing this keyword, that's why I take precautions.
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    @theabbie you did this because of people like you 😂 Google didn't worry about it and bill gates named his company after his dick.
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    Absolutely not. It's human nature. That's like asking "is masturbation bad?"

    Our social status is very much rooted in our sense of tribalism and survival.

    This is just a subset of that.
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    @junon It has "ego" in the name, so, I thought, might be harmful
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    @theabbie "ego" by itself is a neutral term. Cases where one is narcissistic means an overtly unhealthy relationship with one's own self image - which describes the relation with their ego, but does not imply that "ego" itself is bad.

    It's like the use of the root "ped" having different meanings between "pediatric" and "pedophile".
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    @junon Good analogy
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    @OneOrZero Retard is Back
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    @OneOrZero DevRant doesn't think so, anyways, this battle won't end, so, better not start it
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    @OneOrZero how can you be a member since 2016 and not have noticed that random name calling doesn't happen here? Downvoted
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