Sunday, May 4, 2008

Googling people

Did you ever do a Google search on your own name or name of current or past friend or acquaintance.  If you search on my name most of the hits will be from NJIT.  I did find a wibe site which stated that a criminal Bruce Thomas in Milwaukee used my name as an alias.(http://www.mcguigan.org/exposed/index.htm)  If you have a common name, it may be hard to pinpoint an exact person.  Very often you have to use another term such as their home town to find them.  I have done searches on people I know now and of people I haven't seen in years.  It is interesting to see what became of them, but I never tried to contact anyone.

1 comment:

wapp1035 said...

Bruce, the internet which includes search engines like Google, make all of us private detectives to a point.

I'm with you on not being interested in contacting anyone from the past. My view is if that person was of importance, the contact would have been maintained.

And finally, if someone who I thought was a friend decided to end the relationship without explanation, I'd dismiss that person.  As in many things in life, there are ups and downs and not everything is explanable. The best thing to do is move on. Live and let live.

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