No she wasn't, she honestly didn't know what it was for. She even admitted it in the third panel.
Err, no... she was making a wise-ass comment about how using a web-counter is akin to the website being in 1996... she didn't think it was a date... that was kinda the joke... what she meant when she hadn't thought of it in the third panel is the fact that she's starting at the bottom and nobody knows her.
So she knows about Google Analytics but doesn't know how to Google? I find that hard to believe.
I never said she doesn't know how to google... what I'm saying is that she doesn't know the specifics to google up said person.
I could imagine typing "Lavalii Paris DMG" into Facebook search would narrow search enough, especially if they have some common friends. Facebook search is really amazingly, creepily accurate like that.
Assuming Lavali has a facebook... Sandra might have done a facebook search only to find out Lavali (who likes to keep a low profile) doesn't have one... (especially these days with the news of a lot of people deleting their facebook accounts)
Didn't they have a famous game blog? Which was also the first to post pictures of Sandra? That shouldn't be too hard to find.
As Gotoh mentioned, Sandra probably don't even know they had a gaming blog. She just knew that they were her fans and that Alex is her nerd-advisor. Remember, to Sandra, they're still high school seniors. In her mind, she probably didn't think they'd have a net career or anything like that.
Or Sandra should have a vague idea of the name and address of Pierre’s bakery. Track that down, find the contact details, send Pierre a long, cringingly apologetic message saying “I don’t expect you to forgive me, but for old time’s sake, please pass my e-mail address or the following Montreal phone number to Cammi”. His shop is opposite Domenico’s office; Cammi must come past occasionally.
She could do this but who's to say she hadn't but the moment Pierre sees the name Sandra Arden he might have just deleted it without reading it's content due to his anger. No point having a long cringing apologetic e-mail message if the person receiving it never read it in the first place. Sandra really did burned a lot of bridges ^o^
It’s incredibly difficult not to be locatable online, if anyone just cares to try.
I do not agree with this cos a couple of years ago, I've tried searching for an old artist friend of mine who was well known online in the early 2000s but came out with almost no result other than extremely old news. It can be difficult to be locatable online even when people try. Of course, arguably, Sandra's well known NOW as compared to my friend who was well known then but only remembered by people who knows them now so it should be easier to search for her name but again, searching for her name is not something she would think of due to the fact that she probably thinks nobody is really connected to her in that sense (not knowing that they actually are) cos to her, Alex is just a high school senior nerd advisor and Marie is a high school senior friend of hers who's a huge fan of hers and does part-time mo-cap jobs on the side.
You don’t search for names, you search for things you know about them. Alex and Marie should be trivial; they run a Sandra fan site.
Except that they do not run a Sandra fan site... they run a video gaming blog that featured Sandra in several of their articles but Sandra doesn't know about this. And searching for just Sandra and her net fame (which she probably doesn't even know blew up that bigly) would result in several articles and trying to find the exact one that was written by Alex and Marie might be too difficult but then again, she doesn't even know they have a website in the first place to even know that they made articles about her.
I... Uh, As someone who worked for several international corporations I find it hard to believe. Big companies like this usually put a big emphasis on free flow of information. There is usually unified directory which clumps all employees into one global address book. I really see no benefit in putting effort into keeping branches so separated. If Sandra has at least basic access into IT system she should be able to find anyone from company in Outlook address book.
Isn't something like this between the companies themselves? Sandra's not a DMG staff member to get access to this. Though I suppose, if she knew about this, which she probably don't, she can ask Gary for help on it but she might think that Gary probably wouldn't know Lavali so she might dismiss that idea outright.
You make a lot of fair points, which support my suspicion that Sandra never bothered to get any of their contact information. But on this part, in particular, I'll admit I hadn't thought of that either.
Sandra did get their contact information, but it's all on her phone (and these days, where else would you put the contact info you just got anyway) which is not with her and not knowing she would get fired and deported, she might've not even save any information in the clouds.
Lavali's just a personal assitant so searching for her probably would get nothing, Pierre hates her so contacting him probably gets a instant deletion, Zoe, Tatiana and Domenico fired her so why the heck would they reply to her messages and searching for Cammi would yield in absolutely nothing cos she's keeping herself off-the-grid due to her CIA connec.... oh, wait... I've said too much... forget what I said... I'll be going off this forum for several months! *BAMF* Ninja smoke!!