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How to (try to) hide your internet past

Have a few less-than-ideal internet appearances?‚  Want to hide them from possible employers?‚  You can try to un-google yourself--Wired has a few tips, as does the site Wikihow. Among the advice from the Wired wiki :
"Many of the scariest websites are most often from people you know. For example, members of wedding parties will often find themselves on a wedding website. Lucky for you, if you're on a wedding website, you're probably friends with the person who owns and hosts the content on the internet. A simple e-mail should straighten up any wayward information."
"Though wedding websites are usually safe, public photo albums are probably not. It's therefore a good idea to politely request removal of your last name from friends' public photo albums. Think of how embarrassing it would be to find your full moniker attached to a caption reading "butt contestant," no matter how tame or innocent the context."
One problem I'm not sure there is a way to solve--having the same name as someone else. For the record, I'm‚ not the Adriene Hill that has the Twitter bio: "Love music, films, crafting, my handsome little kitten & everything."‚ ‚  I'm also not a chiropractor in Florida.

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