Googleganger


Googleganger
n.
A person who has the same name as you, and whose online references are mixed in with yours when you run a Google search on your name. Also: Google-ganger. [Google + doppelgänger]
Example Citations:
The point is, when you Google yourself, it's a bit of a blow to your ego when you discover that: A) your name isn't unique, and B) other people have done more with it than you. These are your so-called Googlegangers, from the German "doppelgänger."
—Casey Phillips, " Reflections in an online mirror: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/apr/16/reflections-in-an-online-mirror/," Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 16, 2010
Lorraine Sommerfeld is a psychiatrist in Amarillo, Texas. Lorraine Sommerfeld is also a writer in North Dakota for a rural publication called Prairie Business Magazine. Lorraine Sommerfeld in Saskatoon has a Facebook page. These are my Googlegangers.
—Lorraine Sommerfeld, " Finding an identity that's right as Raine: http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/416461," The Toronto Star, April 21, 2008
Earliest Citation:
We're Googlegangers, doppelgoogles, or as a New Yorker magazine cartoon aptly put it: Google doppelgangers. We're virtual duplicates revealed through the Internet — with the particular help of the supremo search engine Google.
—Robin Pascoe, " I had lunch with my Google doppelganger: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/i-had-lunch-with-my-google-doppelganger/article1023782/," The Globe and Mail, November 27, 2003
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