Friday, July 8, 2011

On Googling Oneself

We all do it...don't we? We google ourselves, right? Don't make me go out on a limb and be the only one confessing to it, OK? We want to know what the world is saying about us. Many of the results are trivial and random. Some items are just listings of various sorts. But sometimes we are lucky enough to find something interesting, even complimentary, about ourselves, and we are vain enough -- or maybe insecure enough? -- to enjoy that. Each mention is a tiny mark we have made upon the world. In a strange way, finding references to ourselves is a kind of affirmation, however frail and insignificant.

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