ego + surfing, coined by Sean Carton in 1995.
- (Internet) The act of using a search engine to find mentions of one's name on the Internet.
2009, John Freeman, The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 168:
One offshoot of this new narcissism is “egosurfing,” in which one searches the Internet for information about oneself. A company—egoSurf—was created especially to do this.
using a search engine to find mentions of one's name on the web
- present participle of egosurf
- ^ “Jargon Watch”, in Wired, March 1995, archived from the original on 1999-10-13