Finding people gets easier and scarier
A new service came out of beta this week 123people.com – in their words:
123people is a real time people search tool that looks into nearly every corner of the Web. Using our proprietary search algorithm, you can find comprehensive and centralized people related information consisting of images, videos, phone numbers, email addresses, social networking and Wikipedia profiles and much more.
Now I tried a few searches including myself, whilst it was kind of frightening just how much about me is online it didn’t pull up anything I wasn’t aware of.
It seems to be most effective for people in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the US… so for purely academic purposes I tried searching for Jessica Alba which it suggested on its front page.
Directory listings, Social Networking pages, Email addresses and phone numbers to suit all of your stalking reconnection needs.
Sure, most of this stuff was easily accessible anyway, its not doing anything really new apart from the way it presents the information and the accuracy compared with a google search of the same name.
Its only purpose is to locate people, so you avoid all the pointless links from other search engines and get straight to ways of getting back in contact.
useful, yes if you need to contact someone – scary, yes… try it, search for yourself…