The Search For People
I’ve been really interested in people search lately, likely as a tangential wandering from my endless love/hate relationship with social networks. I’ve been talking about people search sites and my struggles with them, as well as the bigger ideas around being identifiable online here on my blog, but I’ve now tangentially wandered right off the site and started writing about people search elsewhere.
The September issue of Information Today magazine includes an article I wrote on using social networking sites for search (typically people search). Information Today is aimed at information professionals, notably librarians. I’ve got an article coming up in the October issue on using people search engines for research purposes. As it’s an honest-to-goodness print magazine, you have to either buy the magazine in an actual store or buy the article online to read these.
I also started a series on people search for Search Engine Land. And if you call in the next ten minutes, access to that is free all free! Heh. I’ll be profiling individual engines in the coming weeks, so watch for that if you’re interested in the new wave of stalking, um people searching.