Last night I discovered that my high school is planning an all-years reunion next year. It coincides with one of those important milestone years for my graduating class.
No, I’m not going. I’m not travelling all the way back to Canada just for that, first off. Second, I remember what happened at the 10th year reunion (I didn’t go to that one, either). And third, the people that I might go to see won’t even be there.
That’s right, they’re too busy or successful, or just can’t be bothered.
So I figured I’d google or FB them instead and have a look. I found almost all of them. About what you’d suspect, really. Kids, no kids, married, not married, successful career, or still trying. No surprises.
Except one. (There always has to be one, doesn’t there?) I couldn’t find him at all. No matter what I tried (I’m a bit of a google goddess, you know, I can usually find what I’m looking for, no problem!) I could not find him on the interwebz.
Extremely unusual, since I had him pegged for an IT career.
But then, I remembered that you can’t find me, either. If you google my maiden name, you’ll get pages and pages of tributes for a woman who died in 9/11. I think I get one entry about half way through if you’re being thorough and looking carefully. Most people would give up by then.
If you google my married name, you get pages and pages of amazing lawyers, writers, artists, real estate agents, musicians, and mums who share my name. But not me. I looked through all the pages, and I’m not there.
By contrast, my two online pseudonyms come up as second or third on google. So if you don’t know those, you don’t find me.
I’m guessing that the fellow I’m looking for is online, but using a pseudonym that I don’t know. Darn him for being privacy-conscious like me! Ha.
Have you googled yourself or other people? Did you get the result you expected?