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Find People Online: How to Search for Someone on the Web

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The Web has an inexhaustible supply of free resources that can help you find people online. Reconnect with that old high school sweetheart, find out what your college buddy has been doing all these years, track what your family and friends are doing online....yes, you can do all that and more on the Web.
  1. Use Search Engines to Find Someone
  2. Social Media: The Online Water Cooler
  3. Specific People Search Sites: Free Tools You Can Use to Find People
  4. Public Records: How to Snoop for Government Information
  5. Social Bookmarking: Share Your Favorites with Other People
  6. Connect With Other People Online
  1. Look Up a Phone Number On the Web
  2. Maps
  3. Find an Email Address
  4. How to Find an Address
  5. The Invisible Web

Use Search Engines to Find Someone

Search engines are powerful tools, and you can use them to assist you in finding someone: track down addresses, look up phone numbers, search for maps, and more.

Social Media: The Online Water Cooler

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Social media has taken off in a big way, and for good reason: it's a great way to connect, learn, and discover; not to mention you're bound to make some new friends along the way. Learn how you can leverage social media platforms to make your Web searches better and connect with other people.

Specific People Search Sites: Free Tools You Can Use to Find People

There are plenty of great sites out there that can help you in your quest to find someone, and best of all, they're all free. The Web is the best possible place you can start if you really want to look up someone online.

Public Records: How to Snoop for Government Information

It's utterly amazing how much information is available online, including many types of public records and a huge variety of government resources. You'll be surprised at how much you can rustle up on the Web with very little effort - you just need to know where to look.

Social Bookmarking: Share Your Favorites with Other People

Do you like to share stuff with other people? Of course you do! With the advent of social bookmarking sites - sites that make it as easy as possible for you to broadcast what you like - this is as simple as pie.

Connect With Other People Online

Did you know that you can use the Web as a dating service? How about for talking instantly to other people, or chatting with people in public forums from all over the world?

Look Up a Phone Number On the Web

Using a phone book is SO over! You can use the Web to look up a phone number, trace a call via reverse look-up, even look up 1-800 numbers.

Maps

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Maps are probably one of the most innovative Web services online today. You can use a map to find driving directions, geographical landmarks, addresses, local businesses, and much more.

Find an Email Address

If you're looking for an email address - either to connect or to verify one that you already have - the Web can be a good resource.

How to Find an Address

Addresses, both residential and business, can be found using various Web resources.

The Invisible Web

The Deep, or Invisible, Web is a unquenchable source of free information, not readily found in simple search engine queries, but findable nonetheless. There are Invisible Web search engines you can use to uncover information about people you wouldn't readily find in a simple search.

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