from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To search the Internet for references to one's name or works in order to gratify one's ego.
I supposed I should be embarrassed to confess this, but I regularly egosurf, and I probably see the overwhelming majority of my online reviews.
At any rate, Internet thumb twiddling combined with an egosurf produces blog posts like this.
Not that I egosurf or anything, you understand, but I happened to notice that somebody was linking to me:
Found on a recent egosurf: probably the only poetry prize in the world where i have a chance of getting the judges to take a second look at my stuff!
This evening, I ran across a web site called "www. egosurf.com" which will do a web search on your name and provide up to 20 web sites that contain your name.
While I've been known to egosurf my own name online every once in a while, setting a Google Alert on my name means I don't have to do it so much.