Have you Googled yourself lately? According to a survey (PDF) by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, there is a good chance you have.
The survey, released Sunday, found that 47 percent of Internet users have searched for themselves through Google – up from 22 percent in 2002. Only 3 percent of those searching for themselves on Google claim to do it on a regular basis, with 22 percent claiming to search for themselves “every once in a while.” A majority of 74 percent said they have searched for themselves once or twice.
Another interesting tidbit from the Pew survey is 53 percent of Internet users have Googled someone else’s name. Reasons include reconnecting with past friends (36 percent), searching about a coworker (19 percent) or a job applicant (11 percent), or even finding information about someone they are dating (9 percent). >>>Gimme More! (PC World)