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The Other Tanya Snyder Ruins My Google

I don’t need to tell you how important your Google is. What comes up in a .18 second search lists, in descending order of relevance, the items that make up your worth as a person and can be seen by anyone who is considering dating you, hiring you, or nominating you for a Nobel prize.

If you Google me, you will read about the home I’m selling for $5.35 million. You will see pictures of me from gala benefit events. You will find out about the nanny scandal (oh heavens me) which ended up costing me $45,000 in back wages I should have paid her in the first place. You can count my donations to Republicans – $70,000 since 2003. Oh, and I went to TomKat’s wedding.

Oh shit. That’s not me. That’s the other Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Dan Snyder. As much as I object to the Redskins’ name on the grounds that it is offensive to Native peoples, I object even more to the team’s owner’s wife’s name on the grounds that it is mine. And she’s ruining my Google.

The first direct hit for this Tanya Snyder occurs nine listings down, an article I wrote about militarization in El Salvador. And to find the second one you have to go to the next page of search results. Who ever goes to the next page of search results?

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  • dj.eurok

    Get a wordpress blog, call it

    tag every post with tanya snyder. soon you will be in charge.

  • Karl

    Or withhold $90,000 from your nanny. Take that Bizarro Tanya Synder!

  • Mike Licht

    Tag each flickr upload with your name, too. I’ve left namesakes who super-charge Buicks and write Sufi poetry in the dust.

  • sock puppet

    The Redskins name is an homage to the patriots that perpetrated the Boston Tea Party, as the NFL franchise that now resides in the District of Columbia were originally from Boston and named there.

  • http://none LitLegit

    Are you kidding me with this crap? Tayna Snyder is not really a unique name. You do realize that there are probably thousands of people who share your name. Get over yourself. You are not unique. You are not interesting. And, most of all, you are not talented.

  • Jill Young

    As a person with a common name, I -- like all people with common names who know how to operate a computer -- are well aware of the fact that we're not easily googlable. Reporting on the obvious is not journalism.

  • art foreman

    she happens to be my exwife. I havnt seen her or talked to her since she married dan snyder . the tanya that i new was a very kind person who loved her family very much . she was a very smart and drven .you shoudnt judge people u dont know . she gives a lot of money to a lot of chairities .