The Weeks Points to Ponder – Googling Around

Pipestone Flyer

Vol 15, Issue 8, Leduc – Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

On a whim of curiousity, I googled myself.  I simply printed in ‘joanne hagen’ just to see what would come up, how much of it was me and who else, if any, shared my name.  Knowing it was unrealistic, I still hoped I was the only one in the world with my name.  My bubble burst on the first full internet page splashed with Joanne Hagens, it appears there are dozens of us in North America and around the world.

The first site that came up was for a Joanne Hagen on Facebook-Joanne Hagen is on facebook, connect to Joanne Hagen, she is here…like tattlers.

One site claimed that 30 people in the U.S. have the name Joanne Hagen.  My name shares that of a law office, Joanne Hagen of Hagen & Meluksky.

I like this one. This particular Joann Hagen was a female boxer in the 1950s, and the only woman in the world to ever kick Barbara Buttrick’s butt in the ring.  Hagen was a tall, beautiful, blond-haired woman, according to www.womenboxing.com, and her victory over ‘Battling’ Barbara is also remembered as the only one to mar Buttrick’s career with one loss overall. This was big stuff, as Buttrick held the World Champion title in women’s boxing in the 1940-50s.

They also say that Joann Hagen was very graceful in her boxing movements, which is how I would be I like to think, or will be, should I decide to take up boxing.  In any case, it was interesting to find out I share a name with a gutsy but gracious champion female boxer, back in the day, yet!

Moving down the page, I click on a site that claims to have Joanne Hagen’s photos, email, phone number, address, shoe size, allergy list, everything.  It’s a site (www.spokeo.com) that has conducted a people search and located 37 people named Joanne Hagen across the United States.  According to Spokeo’s index, none of these 37 people were male, while 30 of the people with this name were female.  They don’t mention the other seven, and I’m hoping its a typo.

I see that there are ten professionals named Joanne Hagen on LinkedIn.

Investigating a little further, I found my name as a television personality, a realtor, another lawyer, an event coordinator in Australia, and don’t forget the boxer.  And 30 more of me, no, not me, my NAME (I’m having trouble not identifying with the Hagen takedown on the World Champ) spread across the United States of America doing who knows what.  Better not be sullying my name.

There don’t seem to be any Canadian stats on the number of Joanne Hagens in Canada.  We have more important things to do, or maybe, I’m still hoping, just maybe it’s because I am the only Joanne Hagen of Canada.

 

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