Monday, January 16, 2006

Ergo Egos

"Ego stands for edging God out" - Anonymous

You know you've done it...while no one else was looking. We've all been guilty of it...our little secret Internet activity - egosurfing.

Come on...fess up. In the privacy of your little corner of cyberspace you've typed your name into Google or some other search engine to see what if anything comes up. To find out where you rank among the great digital you stack up against the stats? Or at least be reassured in the knowledge that some knowledge about you exists.

There's no shame in fact now you can boldly cast your embarassment aside. Egosurfing is out of the closet and being celebrated. Heck, if gay cowboys no longer warrant a second glance what's a little self cyber love?

Not only can you see where you rank in Google but with other search engines as well thanks to

It'll even give you a "score" which like most things that are entirely for the benefit of your own ego is essentially worthless, but it's sort of fun.

Of course I'm speaking from the position of someone who hautily scoffs at you from the lofty level of a score of 1960.

Yeah, I have no idea if that's good or bad...but presumably it's better than being a zero.

If it's not, don't tell me. My ego is rather fragile.