egosurfing
pp. Using a search engine to locate and read pages, posts, articles, and other online content that mentions your name.
egosurf v.

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Are you curious to see where your name appears online? If so, you might have tried asking your favourite search engine where your name appears. There is a term for this — it's called 'egosurfing.'
—Maria O'Daniel, "Several reasons for going on egosurf trip," New Straits Times, October 18, 1999

Earliest Citation:
Egosurfing: Scanning the Net, databases, print media, or research papers looking for mentions of your own name.
—Gareth Branwyn, "Jargon Watch," Wired, March 1, 1995

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