Being Jon Gordon

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Google has unveiled a service that lets users fill out a profile to improve how they show up in search results. Filling out the profile will help users show up in a new feature at the bottom of a Google search page. Users can add pictures, a bio, and links to things like their Web sites and Facebook accounts.

Google says the feature is designed in part to allow people with the same names distinguish themselves.

So is confused online identity such a problem? I thought I’d investigate by asking some of the other top Jon Gordons on the Web – those who spell their first names J-O-N like me. I talked to Jon Gordon the author and motivational speaker, and Jon Gordon the acclaimed jazz saxophone player.

5 Responses to “Being Jon Gordon”

  1. Jon Gordon says:

    John,

    Get outta here. You’re not part of the club. You have an “h” in our name. ;)

  2. Benetitio Ocks says:

    One can download a free program that generates random words. Because the words are generated randomly by a computer program, virtually none of the words are already taken as online aliases. Pick one that you dig, then claim all the aliases that are important to you; webpage, email, etc.

  3. Jon Gordon says:

    But not to Jon Gordon the patent lawyer. Which, I suppose, makes me one of the bottom Jon Gordons on the Web.

    We have our own facebook group, you know.

  4. Jonathan Gordon says:

    Hello Jons and specifically the writer of the post being Jon Gordon,

    I’m a third year law student at GWU writing my cert paper on the use of “sous”veillance in the coal mines to make them safer and more productive. This comes on the front of a government mandate that by the Summer of 2009 all coal miners will have two way communication capabilities and will be tracked as to where they are underground. At first this not only seemed not economical to me (because wifi points throughout the mine would need to be set up), but also somewhat fascist.

    Now I’m convinced that the only real way to identify connect and serve the miners best interest would to be to give them access to and the ability to communicate on a network amongst their peers, with the company, and with the government. For Example if a blackberry were to become permissible underground a miner could take a picture of a hypothetical unsafe situation upload it, and his supervisors and fellow employees could be made aware of it. The picture would then automatically attach to the mine map and essentially be google earth underground. Engineers, Safety personnel, and foremen could use this information and compare it throughout the life of the mine to determine whether or not to implement any extra ground control methods. It would also document who has evaluated the situation.

    The paper is roughly thirty pages long, but if the jon gordon’s would deign to help one of their younger alumnus. I see we have a patent lawyer and a software specialist. Perhaps we could pitch the idea and implement it.

    Please e-mail me for the paper and any questions comments or concerns.

    Thanks,

    Jon Gordon