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Zyx's avatar

Any quick way to find specific people online?

Asked by Zyx (4155points) October 9th, 2010

I sometimes feel like reconnecting with people I haven’t spoken to in a really long time in the hopes we’re in similar places again. But finding them amongst old public profiles and irrelevant records is annoying, and makes me want to not do it at all.

Aren’t there services to help me with this yet? (hahahahaha)

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earthduzt's avatar

This one is not bad, kind of creepy if you ask me. I found myself real quick and I usually dont post anything about me online.

Vortico's avatar

About 7.2% of all the people in the world and 48% of people in the US have an active Facebook account.

Zyx's avatar

@earthduzt Yeah, I was afraid it might be a little creepy but then again; phonebooks exist. And it’s not like I have anything sinister in mind. I want to contact them, not spy on them. Or do I? I guess you’ll never know. Thanks for the search engine, seems pretty neat.

@Vortico That’s probably useful for whoever owns facebook (wasn’t that the dude who stole it from his friends? *citation needed) but I’m in the rest of the world.

Vortico's avatar

@Zyx Huh? I’m not sure what you’re saying. Search someone, add them as a friend, and talk to them…

lillycoyote's avatar

I was going to suggest Facebook too. I’m on Facebook primarily because I’ve been very successful in finding and getting back in touch with old friends and classmates there.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Zyx Yes, Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg said that he would help 3 classmates build ConnectU, a social networking dating site. Zuckerberg then didn’t help them, but instead created Facebook (then called Thefacebook). The students brought a lawsuit against him, and Zuckerberg ended up settling for several million dollars, and the students signed a non-disclosure agreement. Zuckerberg also managed to oust his best friend and cofounder/CFO of Facebook from the company.

You can only find people on Facebook if they don’t hide themselves from searches. Tons of people are on there, but can’t be found by searching.

YARNLADY's avatar

I just type their name in the Google search box and they are usually there.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I used the link that @earthduzt recommended to look up an old boyfriend. It appears he took my advice and married his ex-girlfriend of six years. Gad, I got tired of hearing stories about how wonderful she was. It’s good to see that it worked out.

flutherother's avatar

Friendsreunited works pretty well in the UK

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