February 26, 2014 by EmilyCRios
I’m sure everyone is guilty of Googling themselves from time to time. Before doing so for this week’s assignment I made sure to clear my browser history and sign out of Google. When I searched using my first and last name my results were all about an actress with the same name who happens to have the same middle initial and grew up less than 20 minutes from where I did.
I did not find anything related to me until I got to the second page, where I found my Pinterest page listed in the search results.. Since I use my middle initial for just about everything I decided to add that to my search. When I searched “Emily C. Rios” the first page of the search results feature several of my social media profiles and blogs that I am using or have used for school.
The second page of results featured by Twitter profile, but as I moved through the results pages it was mostly results dealing with Emily Rios the actress or people with the name Emily or the last name Rios. I then decided to Google my name all together with no spaces, emilycrios, and that yielded my Instagram and Twitter profiles and Tweets that I have posted.
The last time I took the time to Google myself I was an undergrad journalism student who was cranking out several online articles a week so most of my results were typically connected to articles I had written, the newspaper I was writing for or the school I was attending. Now my search results yield my personal social media profiles and blog sites.