Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Philip Guo is impersonating me

Search "Philip Guo*" on Google. A stylized overview of how he became me follows**.

PG: I am so much more important than you that I will subsume you on Google. I will show up before you when people search "Jean Yang."
JY: You can't beat me.

Though in regular search he shows up on the second page, by some accounts he shows up earlier in personalized searches. From an e-mail from a mutual friend: "When I search for 'Jean Yang' on my google account, his page comes up second, which surprised me, but then I tried searching for 'Jean Yang' without being signed in, and he's on the second page of results."

* My friend at Stanford who mentors at me.
** In case you are reading this after he has taken it down, his webpage currently says "My name is Philip Guo (also search for me as Jean Yang, Phil Guo, Philip J. Guo, Philip Jia Guo, pgbovine)."

2 comments:

pg said...

sadly i'm still not on the first page of google hits for 'jean yang' ... i'm like #17 or something ... time to take it down

Jesse Tov said...

There is something very wrong with the RSS feed for your blog. This post has appeared 14 times in my reader. Your latest post has appeared 6 times. It's similar for all the others. I'm seeing like 8 new posts per day from you. AAAAACK!