February 6, 2017
Photos of Carlo Montagnino
From 2015 through today, I have spent a significant amount of time working on controlling (or at least trying to influence) what information search engines provide about me. I have always been deeply concerned about privacy, but for a very long time put-off curating my own presence online.
In an attempt to obfuscate image search results for my name, I’ve created a page with a meticulous tagging, naming, and layout scheme. The images I would provide of myself would be blank images, solid black boxes with captions that would hopefully offer some (false) context.
I intend on updating this page as I learn more about how to game search engines.