Tell Google I’m 32, Not 57

April 2nd, 2017

A few months ago, when I met someone for the first time, he exclaimed, “Wow, you look young for 57!” Perplexed, I replied, “Huh?” He explained that Google told them I am 57 years old.  If you google “Josh Blackman,” the information box indicates I was born on November 25, 1959, making me 59 years old. My birthday is August 13, 1984, and I am 32.

The confusion arises because there is another attorney, Joshua D. Blackman, who wrote a book about internet law. Google presumed that we are the same person–indeed the information box lists Unprecedented and Unraveled side-by-side with the other Josh’s book.

Underneath the information box, there is a “Feedback” link. I’ve clicked that, and told Google on several occasions that I am Joshua M. Blackman, not Joshua D. Blackman, and that I was born in 1984, not 1959. To no avail.

That’s where you come in. If you could click the “Feedback” link, and tell Google that my birthday is 8/13/84, I would be grateful.