Ego Surfing

What does ego surfing mean?

Searching the Internet for information about yourself

Ego surfing is when you search the web for information about yourself. It is typically done in order to find out what other people are saying about you online.

Ego surfing comes from the phrase "surfing the web" but involves searching for information about yourself to build up your ego. It is commonly done by people who have some sort of claim to fame, whether they are a big time movie star or were quoted by a local newspaper. For most people, ego surfing is something they regret doing because they discover all the negative things people are saying about them online.

Example

"Where's Jeremy?"
"Oh, he's just on the computer ego surfing after being featured as the high school athlete of the week."

When you like what you find when ego surfing

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Last Updated: November 15, 2017

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