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the act of searching the internet for one's own name or for information containing it to see what happens
how did ego surfing catch on?
by The Return of Light Joker August 18, 2009
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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Surfing the net for data or pages about yourself.
After 3 hours of egosurfing I'm having a bad case of the Dorito Syndrome
by Mudit January 31, 2005
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Continual, excessive monitoring of responses to one's own posts on an internet forum or blog. This behavior is motivated primarily by vanity, self-absorption and concern about one's own online image or reputation.
Jeff logs onto his favorite board each day and spends most of his time ego-surfing.
by Mick Jaegermeister July 23, 2006
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Searching the internet for things describing oneself; also using search engines to answer people's questions on forums in order to appear knowledgeable in the subject, unlike the dumbsh1t you really are.
Toxis must be an intelligent man.
No, he just uses ego-surfing because he's a twat.
by WhiteBoy88 November 21, 2005
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