egosurfing

ego-surf

[ee-goh-surf eg-o‐]
verb (used without object)
Informal. to search the Internet to find references to one's name or one's personal information. Also, egosurf, ego surf.

Origin:
1995–2000

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Main Entry:  egosurfing
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  conducting a search of the Internet for references to one's name or works in order to gratify one's ego
Example:  Bored, he went ego-surfing.
Etymology:  1999; ego + surf
Usage:  informal, computing
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egosurfing definition

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

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