Testing, testing...Anybody in here?

My 20 year high school reunion coming up this year had me Googling the names of some of my former classmates, just for fun and to see if I could find anybody.

What surprised me was how few people I found. The names I did find had such a small Googleprint that it was difficult to tell if it was the person I was looking for. Most of what I did find were just names in press releases or news stories, but not much else.

A few explanations come to mind:

  1. The vast majority of my old classmates are not as computer or Internet saavy as I am
  2. The ones that are have never bothered to create much of a Net presence
  3. Any classmates that do have a significant Net presence don't use their real name
  4. I'm just a freak and spend far too much time on-line

By Occam's Razor, the real explanation is probably #4.