Upon short deliberation I decided to carry out mini mission 1b, assuming that — after reading the answers of others — that I wouldn’t find anything. By simply typing in my name and hometown, the first search result was a Facebook search. Oddly it couldn’t find anything, though my hometown is listen on my profile. The second was all people with my name on Facebook, and upon clicking on the link I was at the top of the list (though I assume this is just because my account is automatically logged in).
It is however what came next that disturbed me. And I mean I will be having nightmares. When I grew up my mum always told me I would be a rock star and keep her in her old age, which I unfortunately believed until I was about 17 and realised there were easier and less public ways to make money. When I was 15, I tried out for my hometown’s talent competition, and this, TO MY HORROR, was the next search result. With a thankful 74 views on YouTube, my country tune audition burned my ears for a full 40 seconds before I shut my laptop. I regret everything from the outfit to the song choice, and have spent the last half an hour repeatedly reporting the video in the hopes it will be taken down.
It is safe to say that after this horror show I will never be Googling myself again, and I will add it to the list of reasons I could prefer ‘Bing’ as a search engine.