Who Am I?

Another search strategy

Having strategies to find out what the ‘world out there’ is saying about you is becoming more and more important. The same strategies can be useful for your family and pupils.

In this link some time ago I showed a procedure for skimming blogs and twitter – it’s useful to include your own name, variations on it and your company / school name in those feeds. They’re free to use, after all (said like a true Yorkshireman!).

Here’s another tool – www.pipl.com

In their own words, this is what pipl does ‘..Also known as "invisible web", the term "deep web" refers to a vast repository of underlying content, such as documents in online databases that general-purpose web crawlers cannot reach. The deep web content is estimated at 500 times that of the surface web, yet has remained mostly untapped due to the limitations of traditional search engines. ..’



Reveals results from sources as varied as –

A comment on Tom Barrett’s blog


– a retweet by chatcatcher –


And some other options at the end. Now we’re talking!


Following the mikemcsharry search reveals –


I won’t bore you with the detail that then appears.

Can you see how useful this little tool is when you’re looking at reputations?


About mikemcsharry
I run an established ICT services company (www.systemed.co.uk) in the East Midlands (UK), the majority of our customers are primary schools. The new methods of learning and collaboration are offering so many exciting developments!

2 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. John McLear says:

    It is so inaccurate.. Did a few tests…

    “Quick Facts
    McLear is a paramedic with the Medivac Unit of University Hospital In Newark…”


    • mikemcsharry says:

      And on my list there is a link to another person with same name.

      I’m not sure if ‘inaccurate’ is the right phrase – that McLear isn’t you. I was surprised how much it ignored the country etc. fields.

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