The Internet is great because it opens up new vistas, letting you learn all sorts of stuff about people and things in far-flung corners of the world.
And also, you can Google yourself.
Which lost of you do; 56 percent of Web users told Pew Researchers last spring that they "self-search."
That's down slightly from 2009, but up from 22 percent in 2001, when maybe people were preoccupied watching Jon Woo/Clive Owen BMW adds.
But if you feel at all embarrassed about your preoccupation with yourself, this may make you feel better: Self-searchers tend to be younger, better-educated and more affluent than the general population.