NOTE: As of April 2010, Spock is no longer in business. Try these other people search engines instead: Fifteen Specific People Search Engines, Google People Search, and A Step by Step Guide to Finding Someone Online.
What is Spock?Spock is a uniquely formatted search engine that focuses only on people and information about people.
How is Spock unique?Spock is one of the more interesting people search engines I've run across in a long time, and here's why:
- You can search by the person's name, by tags, or by general topic. For instance: Hilary Clinton, Democrat, and internet celebrity. No matter what you search for, your results will ONLY return information specifically related to a person or people.
- You can add tags to a person's profile, including your own.Remember tags? Once you register as a Spock user (free), you can add tags to a profile, including your own, in order to make that profile more complete. You can also vote tags up or down, depending on how relevant you think they are to that person's information.
- Spock pulls in results from actual relevant Web sources. Many so-called free people search engines these days are nothing more than spam-filled ad factories - and they don't give you anything even remotely relevant to what you're looking for. Spock is different; it pulls in information from legitimate sources that don't charge for that information (Wikipedia, social networking sites, etc). This makes Spock's information much more interesting and relevant.