The Perils of Googling Yourself

The Independent: "Have you ever tried Googling your own name?" asks fictional Tory MP Peter Mannion in an episode of The Thick Of It. "It's like opening the door to a room where everyone tells you how shit you are."

American businesswoman Beverly Stayart has spent the last five years searching the internet for her own name and she's been as unimpressed as Peter Mannion. Rather than highlight, say, her self-confessed passion for the environment, or her enthusiastic attempts at poetry, the algorithms used by Google and Yahoo! have randomly juxtaposed her name with a number of drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction, including Cialis and Levitra.

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gorillabiscuits2780d ago

I have done this pre-job interview, causes sweats