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ego-surf

[ee-goh-surf eg-o‐] /ˈi goʊˌsɜrf ˈɛg ɒ‐/
verb (used without object)
1.
Informal. to search the Internet to find references to one's name or one's personal information.
Also, egosurf, ego surf.
Origin
1995-2000
1995-2000
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Contemporary definitions for egosurfing
noun

conducting a search of the Internet for references to one's name or works in order to gratify one's ego

Examples

Bored, he went ego-surfing.

Word Origin

1999; ego + surf

Usage Note

informal, computing

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egosurfing in Technology

jargon
Scanning the World-Wide Web, databases, print media or research papers looking for the mention of your name.
(1997-04-17)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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