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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Google me

Adam Greenfield's comment about his first name ranking seventh in Google reminds me to note here that for some time, entering Mike Lee into Google brings both old and new curiousLee sites to the top. It's been dang handy to just tell people to go to Google and drop my name in, and yet another good reason to finish my About page.

As of this writing I rank above:

Mike Lee, Vegas Sports Handicapper

Mike Lee, ABC News Journalist

Mike Lee, Jazz Saxophonist

Mike Lee, Professional Bull Rider

Mike Lee, Christian Radio DJ

Mike Lee, Editor of Network Computing Magazine

and way above

Reverend Mike Lee

It's kinda cool that an information architect ranks with all these Mikes, and it certainly helps to have blogged for three years. You can see more Mike Lees on Googlism.

Given my current rank, I'm going to have some business cards made to read simply:

Google me: Mike Lee

Curiously, with no recent web promotion except a mention on curiousLee, wife Amy ranks fourth in her name query after a jazz saxophonist, singer, and bodybuilding champion.

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I'm lucky to be one of only two (to the best of my knowledge) people who share my name, so I don't have much competition, but it still took me a while to get my blog to be the number one site in my Google results!

Posted by: Mark Thristan at Oct 30, 2003 2:35:31 PM

Congrats, Mike!

You know what amuses the hell out of me about that post? I slapped it up there as a joke, as a favor to a friend of mine, and thought nothing of it...and yet it's probably generated more mail and commentary than anything of substance I've written int he last year.


Well, enjoy your due share of microfame, as I shall enjoy mine. : . )

Posted by: AG at Oct 31, 2003 2:08:15 PM

*waves* my name is Michael Lee too
this is cool :D

Posted by: h3llbringer at Oct 31, 2003 11:29:27 PM

But if you go linking to all those other Mike Lees you crank up their page rank! :-o

Posted by: victor at Nov 5, 2003 10:59:44 PM

Hi! I love your photos. I'm amused by the coincidence of me finding your site, so I'll explain it to you. I did a google search for graphic design blogs, found an about.com site which linked your journal, came here, read your google searching post, and decided to look through your photos, where I discovered you're from Baltimore and have some kind of connection to MICA.
I did a pre-college program at MICA a number of years ago, and fell in love with Baltimore. I just went back to visit a MICA friend this summer and the city still appealed to me. Looking through your photos made me appreciate it even more.
Some background on me: I'm a graphic design major/photographer/general fine artist. I'm graduating college in the spring and quite possibly moving to Baltimore.
Anyhow, just thought I'd drop a line saying I liked the photos.
~ Carolyn

Posted by: amethystmoon at Nov 9, 2003 1:38:09 PM

Hi Carolyn,

I'm so happy you stopped by to view my photos! Baltimore and MICA are wonderful places, with the school in particular making a great leap recently with the opening of the shiny new Brown Center. I taught at MICA for almost 10 years in traditional and digital design and stopped to accept a consulting engagement in New York City that lasted from October 2002-April 2003. And just recently, on a tour of the MIT Media Lab, professor John Maeda jumped when I mentioned I taught at MICA. It turns out they just gave him an honorary PhD. Look me up if you decide to come to Baltimore. I can give you the lowdown on the design scene or connect you with others who know more.

- Mike

Posted by: Mike Lee at Nov 9, 2003 9:29:53 PM

Funny that I would stumble across your blog, specifically this entry, just as I was trying to track down people I'd met since moving to DC. (We met at the '02 HCIL open house - I'd love to see the pictures you took of Allison's lab) Now that I've got a bit more free time, I hope to run into you again.


Posted by: Shep McKee at Nov 10, 2003 3:23:53 AM

Do coincidences never cease? A close friend of mine used to work at the MIT Media Lab :)
~ Carolyn

Posted by: amethystmoon at Nov 10, 2003 11:52:04 PM