Someone once told me that vain people like to google their own names. Guess I'm ultra vain then, since I have a google alert set up to google my name for me. (BTW, google alerts are great. I have alerts set up to e-mail me whenever new content appears on the web regarding Experian, Equifax, Trans Union, identity theft and the FCRA. Pretty nifty.)
The reason (other than vanity) I have a google alert for my name is that there is such a thing as social network identity theft, where someone steals your online identity (i.e. opens a facebook page under your name, etc.) Supposedly, if someone tried to do this, my google alert would inform me and I could then take action.
But what the google alert on my name did today was remind me of a great article by Kiplinger's magazine from 2004 about mixed files. The article mentions me and my first of many mixed file cases against Equifax. Here's the link to the article - http://books.google.com/books?id=fv4DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=%22Christopher+Kittell%22&source=bl&ots=J290Ry68kW&sig=xCmlbIMSJ242cW8k_xgst1ljAkk&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22Christopher%20Kittell%22&f=false.
Now, you must excuse me. I've got to get back to googling my name while looking in the mirror.