Definitions

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  • n. The act of using a search engine to find mentions of one's name on the Internet.

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Examples

  • And he attributes the word egosurfing to Gareth Branwyn, the author of "Jargon Watch" (1997).

    Cubicle Conversation

  • I decided to do some "egosurfing" specific to Italy, adding "site:.

    Planet MySQL

  • Almost two-thirds admit to egosurfing - other third lying?

    What Japanese do when alone in lifts (elevators)

  • One offshoot of this new narcissism is “egosurfing,” in which one searches the Internet for information about oneself.

    The Tyranny of E-mail

  • I first encountered one of the pseudopods of the 2005 fracas by egosurfing and finding myself cited by name as an example of the sort of thing that the more… ah… traditional romance writers were perturbed by.

    SFWA President: I’m a Write-In Candidate « Whatever

  • Using a search engine to see what results are returned when you enter your own name is sometimes referred to as vanity searching or egosurfing.

    ScrippsNews

  • Although some might dub it egosurfing, others might call it a wise career move to conduct a Web search to see what information is available online about you.

    AccountingWEB.com

  • Why Google Wants You To Google Yourself - Google profiles are the search giant's fiendishly clever attempt to turn your egosurfing pain into their gain

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Its a good site to try out egosurfing (how popular you are on the web).

    Search Engine Journal

  • Google profiles are the search giant's fiendishly clever attempt to turn your egosurfing pain into their gain.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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