And it should, because Google is a powerful tool (especially ).
But if you don't know anything particularly identifying about the person you're looking for (such as their email address), it's better to skip the fancy search hacks and go straight to plugging in keywords.
In today’s Internet world of booming social networks, it’s easier to find lost friends and colleagues than it ever was before.
In fact, the private world of yesterday is now an online world with open access to social networks, government databases, and public records.
Open up Google and type in everything you know about the person in keyword format; for example, "sarah los angeles writer tech." Even if you only know their first name, keywords related to their job, marital status, location and school will likely bring up social networks or other identifiable results.
If no social networks pop up in your initial Google search, you may need to go into the social networks themselves.
to find tidbits you might not usually find on a rudimentary search using a more generalized search engine.
Partial usernames are OK, so entering 'joe' will find all members with 'joe' in their usernames.
All of these profiles can be edited by pretty much anyone who has an editor account.
It’s possible to add pages if there isn’t already a page for them.
Googling yourself is like checking your credit report for inaccuracies: it's only effective as a preventative measure if you do it thoroughly and routinely.
Whether you're looking for yourself or a friend (no judgment), here are five tips for finding out anything, about anyone, online: It doesn't matter how little you know about the person you're looking for, your search is going to start with Google.