Verboticism: Googification

'I can't stop googling myself.'

DEFINITION: v. To look up your own name on a search engine. n., The practice of using a search engine as a tool for self-realization, or perhaps just self-gratification, by repeatedly searching for information about yourself.

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Dogpileofthevanity

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dog-pile-of-the-vanity

Sentence: He glanced surreptitiously at his ultraportable laptop. He liked using the mini laptop because he could easily conceal it. He had no wish to disclose just how bad a case of dogpileofthevanity he had. Every 20 minutes he would FIRE up DogPile and search for his name. Too bad he kept getting thousands of results for canines, but with a name like Wolfe that was always going to happen.

Etymology: dogpile (metasearch engine) + vanity (excessive pride in one's appearance) + bonfire of the vanities (burning of sinful objects - Falò delle vanità & a novel written by Tom Wolfe)

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Googlego

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /gugligeu/

Sentence: The new practice of googlego is the last trend. They say: If you don't appear, you don't exist.

Etymology: GOOGLEGO. From Google + Ego

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Googelf

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: goog/elf

Sentence: i once googelfed myself

Etymology: google+self

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Wikineedia

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: wick - i - knee- dee - yah (emphasis on the I need)

Sentence: Jerome often displayed a wikineedia type behavior to check for his name on every sight he went to.

Etymology: wikipedia + i need

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COMMENTS:

Great one. - Nuwanda, 2008-11-14: 11:07:00

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Narcissearchism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nar sis surch izm

Sentence: He suffered from Narcissearchism. It was a serious New Age affliction, something unique to the Computer Age. He spent hours on the computer googling himself and checking what was being said about him. Some might say he was looking for himself, in an electronic way. His father before him, whom he was named for, had done the same, but without the automation. He looked up his name in every telephone book in every city. His son was following in his footsteps and spent hours in his quest. Perhaps if his name was not John Smith, it wouldn't have taken so long. He was becoming a real Yahoo...

Etymology: Narcissism (an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself, named for Narcissis-In Greek mythology, Narcissus, Narkissos or The Self-Admirer (Greek: Νάρκισσος) was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty.) & Search (Look for information on a "search engine" on the Internet; to hunt, explore, seek something.)

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - freakystyley, 2008-11-14: 04:23:00

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Yawhooami

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /yah-HOO-em-ai/ -may also be yodeled

Sentence: Besides having an inflated sense of self-importance, Mike was always wondering if people were blogging about him, (and honestly, he wondered why people didn't spend more time blogging about him) so he would Yawhooami himself almost every day.

Etymology: Blend of, Yahoo! - the search engine ('yahoo' was coined by Swift in Gulliver's Travels) + who-am-I [?] - one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of existence (also a handy Unix/Linux command "whoami" used to display one's own user info)

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That's right up my super highway. Niche! - scrabbelicious, 2008-01-23: 11:16:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-23: 16:03:00

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Egoogletistic

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ee-goog-le-tis-tick

Sentence: Les was so egoogletistic that he could spend hours checking to see if his information or webstats had changed since the last time he googled himself.

Etymology: eogtistic: excessive self-centeredness; to think, speak or write of oneself excessively + google: search engine + statistic: information, data

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Egoogetter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēgoōgetər

Sentence: To say that John is ego-centric is like saying that the sun is a little bit larger than the moon. He is the premier egoogetter. Every spare moment is spent running his name through every search engine he knows. He spent his summer vacation trying to get to the last page of a Google search. When he didn't get as many hits as he wanted he found a website where he could legally change his last name to Doe. It doesn't matter that the hits don't refer to him specifically, he just loves to see his name. He gets practically giddy when he watches a crime show and they have an unidentified male victim.

Etymology: e (electronic) + ego (a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance) + Google (proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine) + go-getter (an aggressively enterprising person)

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Selfsearcher

Created by: mzzmee265

Pronunciation: self-searcher

Sentence: I am a selfsearcher because i love to look my self up.

Etymology: self-you; searcher-to search

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Egoogle

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ego/ogle

Sentence: He loves to igoogle so he egoogle himself for hours a week, just to make himself feel important.

Etymology: ego + ogle (check out)

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