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alex beam

If the Internet is so smart...

If the Internet is so smart, how come it thinks I was born in Oakland?

It’s true that I’ve lied to the ’net on more than one occasion — details to come — but I never, ever told anyone I was born in Oakland. Yet a Google search of my name reveals that I hail from Gertrude Stein’s birthplace, and Google knows everything, right?

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