Shakedown 2.0?

This is my second test blog where you'll find news and opinions on the latest happenings surrounding the internet, technology, entertainment, et. al.
Why the name? "Shakedown" is a period of testing or trial journey undergone by a ship, plane or other craft before declared operational. 2.0 simply because it's my second trial blog [see the first blog here]

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Have you tried googling yourself?

I'm just curious since i read this study on cnn, saying that more americans are googling themselves.. meaning they type their names on Google search engine and find out what the results will be.

About 60 percent of Internet users said they aren't worried about the extent of information about themselves online, despite increasing concern over how that data can be used.
53 percent of adult Internet users admit to looking up information about someone else, celebrities excluded. Often, it's to find someone they've lost touch with. But looking up information about friends, relatives, colleagues and neighbors also was common.
Privacy on the internet has been a serious issue lately. People can learn a lot about a certain person just by searching at their friendster, myspace, or facebook accounts. That's why others are very careful on whatever information they are posting on the net, especially nowadays with companies also doing this online checking to know more about certain job applicant's background.

Last time I checked myself on google, top result pointed to my very old gaming site on geocities. The next were from pc game strategy guides i made for gamefaqs. How about you? Have you tried googling yourself lately? Is it really you that came on the top result or just someone with the exact same name.

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