Peeking at PeekYou`s People Search

Some may think it a little ironic, but one of the most popular things to find on the content-rich Internet is people. Many people want to find an old flame or classmate, while others may need to check out a date, a prospective employee, or a new tenant. PeekYou is the latest engine to enter the people search arena. Today we’ll take a peek at what it offers.
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Spock: The Logic of People Search in a Web 2.0 World

In the first part of this two-part review of Spock, the people search engine, I showed you how to search on Spock, what kinds of results it returns, and walked you through a profile. I also pointed out some of its conveniences, like the ability to forward results via email in just one click. Now I’m going to delve more deeply into Spock’s web 2.0 features.
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Is Spock the Logical Choice for People Search?

A general search engine like Google is okay for many kinds of searches, and may even be quite good in certain areas, but it can’t compare with a specialized search engine in its area of expertise. So argue medical search engines, job hunting sites, and now people search engines. Today we’ll look at Spock, a people search engine that’s still in private beta, to see if it helps us find people better than Google.
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