Searching for people online can be done through a mobile phone number, using background checks and marriage records, or through the popular social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and lately using Twitter. There are also paid facilities that one can use to find someone quickly which then give a person access to large databases of information and help narrow down the chances of locating the person being searched. Lets have a quick look at trying to search for someone on the more popular social networks.
The chances of finding someone when searching for people online are greater if the missing person has ever been active online in the past. In other words, if they have at some point in their lives used Facebook, MySpace or Twitter then it is likely that those accounts still exist. In fact, many private investigators and even police forces worldwide start by doing a search within the popular social networking sites when trying to locate a person these days. The first place to start is to type the persons name in a search engine like Google.
For example, let’s say the person you are trying to locate is called Mary Davidson. Type the name “Mary Davidson” into Google in quotation marks as we have here. This tells the search engine to find ANY pages across the entire web that contain those exact words together, even social networking profile pages. If you get no joy in doing this the next step would be to log-in to each social network facility one by one and do a specific search within these. MySpace has lost a lot of popularity to Facebook in recent times and Twitter is still relatively new, but try all three to help you when searching for people using the Internet.