Google makes it easier to find yourself

The Official Google Blog details how to truly find yourself on Google by simply performing a “Search for "me" on Google

“It’s no secret that from time to time many of us have searched on Google for our name or someone else’s. When searching for yourself to see what others would find, results can be varied and aren’t always what you want people to see — whether it’s someone else with your name, or the finishing time from that 5K you ran back in 2002. We want to make that better and give you more of a voice.

To give you greater control over what people find when they search for your name, we’ve begun to show Google profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages. These results offer abbreviated information from user-created Google profiles and a link to the full profiles. We’ve also added links so it’s easy to search for the same name on MySpace, Facebook, Classmates and LinkedIn.” reports Brian Stoler, a Google Software Engineer.

As he says, it’s only available on US searches at the moment but I’m sure it won’t be long until it’s rolled out worldwide (unless the privacy nuts have something to say about it!)

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